CFA Women’s Scholarship & Its Pitfalls

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Shorter deadline!

Women’s Scholarship is a new kind of CFA scholarships introduced as of 2017. Its aim is to promote a broader participation of women in the CFA Program. Apparently, the goal has been reached...


I'm a Dec 2018/June 2019 Candidate
I'm Dec18/June19 Candidate

It was just the second week of January 2017 began and we already knew that June 2017 Women’s Scholarships were no longer available. And there would be nothing strange about it if not for the fact that the deadline was not to expire until 1 February. There were almost 4 more weeks still to go...


June 2017 Women's Scholarship deadline: 1 February 2017
2nd week of January 2017 no longer available


The interest in the newly offered scholarship for women must have been intense, maybe even greater than expected. And so the application period was closed prior to the set deadline.


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Available for all women?

The problem is the official Women’s Scholarship deadline is 1 February for the June exams and 1 September for the Dec exam, but it's just theory. The application period is closed when the number of sent-in applications exceeds a specified but undisclosed limit.

Sadly, you will find out that the Women's Scholarships for your exam are no longer available only when the scholarship award limit is reached.

So, some of you may end up disappointed when you find out it is too late to apply even though the official deadline has not yet expired.


June 2019 Women’s Scholarships official deadline: 1 February 2019
in practice: you never know



Dec 2018 Women’s Scholarships official deadline: 1 September 2018
in practice: you never know



You shouldn't put off the decision to apply for a scholarship if you’re a woman. You better hurry up if you’re interested because you never know when the application period is closed.


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