CFA Institute, the sponsor and administrator of the CFA Program, and the CFA Society of the Philippines CFAP is pleased to offer the Society CFA Scholarship Program. These scholarships are offered to societies worldwide. Scholarship announcements generate positive publicity for the Society and attract new members for the Society. Scholarships are one way we can attract the best and brightest people to the investment profession.
Who is eligible for a society scholarship?
Each society sets its own selection criteria for awarding CFA scholarships. If the scholars are undergraduate students, they must be in their final year, scheduled to receive a US bachelor’s degree or comparable non-US degree. Undergraduate degrees must be confirmed in writing to CFA Institute upon receipt of the degree. Students who successfully complete Level I of the CFA examination will not be allowed to progress to the next examination until degree confirmation is received by CFA Institute.
(Note: Applicants must fulfill all CFA candidate requirements to register.) Who is NOT eligible for a society scholarship?
Scholarships cannot be awarded to the society’s officers, directors, employees, or their immediate families.
What does the scholarship cost?
CFA Institute waives the registration fee and discounts the normal enrollment fee for all three levels of the CFA exam. Scholarship recipients pay only US$220.00 regardless of where in the world they reside. This is a non-refundable, non- transferable fee. Scholarships cannot be deferred to another exam.
Only Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and JCB may be used. CFA Institute does not accept Discover, debit cards, or other cards and does not invoice for payment. Checks and money orders are acceptable.
What does the scholarship cover?
Society scholarships are valid for the Registration and Enrollment fees for any level of the CFA exam: Level I, II or III. Curriculum is included in the US$220.00 cost.
How does a society select the scholarship candidates?
Criteria for awarding society scholarships are determined by the society. However, discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or nationality is prohibited.
For the CFA Society of the Philippines, the criteria are: financial need, scholastic grades, an essay on why prospective scholars would like to enter the CFA Program, and relevant work experience.
How does a society solicit candidates for the scholarship program?
The CFA Society of the Philippines will contact members or potential members and inform them of the Society’s intent to participate in the CFA Institute Scholarship Program, sharing with them the guidelines for accepting applications.
After the scholarship candidates have been selected, how does a society proceed?
The scholarship candidate may download the Registration & Enrollment Form from the CFA Institute Web site: www.cfainstitute.org or call CFA Institute Info Central at 1-800-247-8132 or 434-951-5499 to order INFO packs containing the registration forms.
The candidate must complete the Scholarship Verification Form and sign where indicated.
A Society Officer also needs to complete the Scholarship Verification form and sign where indicated as authorization of the scholarship (see attached).
The society should then batch together the completed CFA Institute Registration & Enrollment Form, the Scholarship Verification Form (see attached), and US$220.00 payment (check or credit card information) from each candidate.
With cover memo attached listing the society’s scholarship name selections, mail or fax the completed packet to the CFA Institute Scholarship Office for processing.
If a society scholarship candidate has already registered and enrolled for the CFA exam, does he/she get a refund? If the Society chooses a scholarship candidate who has already enrolled for the CFA exam, CFA Institute will refund his/her money less the US$220.00 scholarship fee. However, the CFA Institute Scholarship Office will need the completed Scholarship Verification Form in order to process the refund request. If the candidate originally paid by check, he/she will be refunded by check. If the candidate paid by credit card, his/her card will be credited.
What should be avoided?
Do not send the scholarship forms to the regular registration address as forms may be returned for non-payment or candidates may be charged the full fees. They must be processed through the CFA Institute Scholarship Office.
Scholarship candidates who enroll online will be charged the full Registration and Enrollment fees. However, a refund can be processed at a later date upon receipt of the completed Scholarship Verification Form. Once the registration and enrollment form is processed, name substitutions will not be allowed.
SOCIETY CFASCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CFA Institute is offering scholarships for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program. Each society may award a maximum of ten (10) scholarships per fiscal year. Society scholars must fulfill all CFA candidate requirements to register. If society scholars are students, they must be in the final year of their undergraduate degree program.
This scholarship will waive all but US$220.00 of the fees. The $220 includes the curriculum. The chosen scholarship candidate will be responsible for the fees unless otherwise noted:
Complete the following (please print): Exam: December 2010 Enrollment Level: I
Candidate No.: Social Security No./National Identification No.:
City: State: Zip:
Home Phone: Work Phone: Fax:
Have you already registered for the CFA exam? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you a member of a CFA Institute Society? [ ] Yes [ ] No
If yes, give name:
Are you employed? [ ] Part-time [ ] Full-time Name of employer:
Address of employer:
May we contact your supervisor? [ ] Yes [ ] No
If yes, name of supervisor: Phone:
Are you a student? [ ] Part-time [ ] Full-time Level of school completed:
Name of undergraduate college or university:
Name of graduate college or university:
Highest degree held:
If no degree is held, when do you expect to receive your degree?
Current field of study:
Name of Professor: Phone:
Why do you want to achieve the CFACharter? Briefly describe your involvement in activities and organizations: Briefly describe your financial need for this scholarship:
I heard about this scholarship from: .
Required: Attach Resume
Attach College Transcript
Attach most recent Income Tax Return (ITR)
Attach results of previous CFA examination.
(Date) (Signature) Please return this Application to: MICHAEL B. GARCIA, CFA