CFA Access Scholarships for International Students, 2016

CFA Institute is offering a needs-based scholarship program for international students. Access scholarships are to pursue the CFA programme, which is organized into three levels. Access awards can be used for any Program level (I, II or III). In collaboration with member societies around the world, 3,000 Access Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for the 2016 exams. Access awards allow recipients to waive the enrollment fee and pay a reduced registration fee of $250 USD with the CFA Program eBook. The application deadline is 15 September 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Institute.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue the CFA programme, which is organized into three levels. Access awards can be used for any Program level (I, II or III).
Scholarship Provider: The CFA Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: The Program is organized into three levels, each culminating in a six-hour exam held in more than 180 locations around the world.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates may be either new or existing candidates in the CFA Program. There is no minimum or maximum income or asset level for Scholarship Candidates. Candidates are ineligible if their current employer provides any financial assistance for participation in the CFA Program. Candidates can only receive one Access Scholarship per calendar year. Further, a Candidate may only receive one scholarship per exam, so if a candidate applies for both an Access and an Awareness Scholarship, and receives an award, the remaining application will be void.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these CFA Access Scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The CFA InstituteMission: The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program (“Program”) is designed to make CFA Institute programs more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees. (“Access Scholarships”). In order to protect the integrity of the Program, the following Official Rules (“Rules”) shall bind all participants in the Program.

Number of award(s): In collaboration with member societies around the world, 3,000 Access Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for the 2016 exams.

Duration of award(s): Awards must be used for the exam year for which they are granted. No deferrals are available.

What does it cover? The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee (if applicable) and reduces the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed by CFA Institute and/or a local CFA Institute Member Society in the Scholarship Candidate’s geographic area. While financial need will be strongly considered, awards may be made based on a combination of factors, including financial need; the academic, professional or other accomplishments of the candidate; obstacles overcome by the candidate; contributions to the local community; the candidate’s interest in pursuing the CFA charter; and other personal characteristics that indicate the individual is a strong candidate to receive an Access Scholarship and become a CFA charterholder. Societies will have access to all data submitted in the Application. Further, Societies may elect to request additional information from Candidates, or conduct reference checks or personal interviews.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September 2015.

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