CFA Scholarships

CFA Society Italy Access Scholarships

Access Scholarships provide needs-based scholarships to enroll in the CFA Program.

Waive the CFA Program enrollment fee and reduce the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.

Award Cycle
Access scholarships are awarded on or before 1 December to be applied to exams in the following year. If awarded, the recipient can apply the scholarship to the
June exam (Levels I, II, and III) or
December exam (Level I only)

Important Dates
Application for next year exams (i.e. scholarship application in 2016 for the CFA exam sections in 2017).
Last date to submit the application to CFA Institute: 15 September.
Last date to submit application to CFA Society Italy: 30 September.

Read carefully the official rules

Please note: you must wait until the scholarship notifications by CFA Institute occur in December before you register for the applicable exam, or you will be ineligible for the scholarship and your application will be voided.

How to Complete the Access Scholarship Application

Step 1 – Apply on the CFA Institute website: click here

Step 2 – Follow instructions from CFA Society Italy according to your candidate level:

If you have applied for CFA Access Schoarship for Level 1, you are required to:
Attend a CFA Candidate Information Briefing or reach out to a Board Member of CFA Society Italy by 30 September in person or via conference call, introduce yourself and inform that you have applied or you are about to apply for CFA Institute Access Scholarship. To reserve a spot for the Candidate Briefing or to set a date for a call/meeting with a Board Member, please, . As Board Members availability may vary over time and there is a set number of dates/maximum number of participants for the CFA Candidate Information Briefings, we recommend to contact us well in advance of the deadline. After you have completed this requirement, you must , indicate whom you have introduced yourself to and attach your short profile (max 1000 letters), CV and study curriculum (download form).
More information on the forthcoming CFA Candidate Information Briefings are available on our homepage in the Event’s Calendar. Note that during September CFASI will host CFA Candidate Information Briefings for a maximum of 8-10 attendees each.

If you have applied for CFA Access Scholarship for Level 2 or 3, you are required to:
be an active volunteer and/or a Junior/Regular/Affiliate Member in good standing of CFA Society Italy.
Being Junior/Affiliate/Regular Member of CFA Society Italy in good standing is recommended. Having been Junior/Affiliate/Regular Member of CFA Society Italy in good standing in the previous year(s) is a plus. For all information on the Types of Membership, Membership benefits and Membership application click here. Before 30 September, you must your short profile (max 1000 letters), CV and study curriculum (download form).

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