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Military Scholarships

The College for Financial Planning offers several scholarships that are specific to our military students and their spouses. These include scholarships for our graduate degrees and certification/designation programs.

Scholarship Options:

  • Military Master of Science Degree, Personal Financial Planning Scholarship

    To promote professionalism in the financial planning field, and specifically to a member of the armed services or their spouse, this scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified master’s student who is interested in pursuing a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree, Personal Financial Planning Major.

    Qualifying Factors
    • Scholarship applicants must have applied for and been accepted into the College’s Graduate Degree Programs.
    • The scholarship will cover all remaining courses needed to complete the degree.
    • Deadline for submission to the College for Financial Planning is September 1 annually.
    • Applicants will be informed no later than December 31 each year of the scholarship committee’s decisions.
    • One scholarship per year will be awarded to an applicant in each of the following categories:
      • An active duty member of the armed services
      • An active duty reservist of the armed services
      • A spouse of an active duty member of the armed services
    • Applicants must submit evidence of eligibility.
    Community Service

    An assessment of community service involvement will be based on factors including your participation in public service causes, committees, and organizations. Awards, speaking engagements, or other types of recognition also will be considered by the College committee.

    Commitment to the Profession

    You must provide a written statement describing your commitment to the profession of personal financial planning and why you should receive the Military Master of Science Degree, Personal Financial Planning Scholarship. Your statement should be limited to one page.

    Download Application
  • Military Master of Science in Finance Degree Scholarship

    To promote professionalism in the fields of finance or financial analysis, and specifically to a member of the armed services or their spouse, this scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified master’s student who is interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) Degree or a Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) Degree, Financial Analysis Major.

    Qualifying Factors
    • Scholarship applicants must have applied for and been accepted into the College’s Master of Science in Finance Degree program.
    • The scholarship will cover all remaining courses needed to complete the degree.
    • Deadline for submission to the College for Financial Planning is September 1 annually.
    • Applicants will be informed no later than December 31 each year of the scholarship committee’s decisions.
    • One scholarship per year (either in the Master of Science in Finance Degree or Master of Science in Finance Degree, Financial Analysis Major) will be awarded to an applicant in each of the following categories:
      • An active duty member of the armed services
      • An active duty reservist of the armed services
      • A spouse of an active duty member of the armed services
    • Applicants must submit evidence of eligibility.
    Community Service

    An assessment of community service involvement will be based on factors including your participation in public service causes, committees, and organizations. Awards, speaking engagements, or other types of recognition also will be considered by the College committee.

    Commitment to the Profession

    You must provide a written statement describing your commitment to the profession of personal financial planning and why you should receive the Military Master of Science in Finance Degree Scholarship. Your statement should be limited to a maximum length of one page.

    Download Application
  • Military CFP Certification Professional Education Program Scholarship

    To promote professionalism in the financial planning field, and specifically to a member of the armed services or their spouse, this scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified student who is interested in pursuing a career in financial planning.

    Qualifying Factors
    • Scholarship applicants must not be currently enrolled in the College’s CFP Certification Professional Education program.
    • Scholarship applicants must have an undergraduate degree.
    • The scholarship covers tuition and fees for enrollment.
    • Deadline for submission to the College for Financial Planning is September 1 annually.
    • Applicants will be informed no later than December 31 each year of the scholarship committee’s decisions.
    • One scholarship per year will be awarded to an applicant in each of the following categories:
      • An active duty member of the armed services
      • An active duty reservist of the armed services
      • A spouse of an active duty member of the armed services
    • Applicants must submit evidence of eligibility.
    Community Service

    An assessment of community service involvement will be based on factors including your participation in public service causes, committees, and organizations. Awards, speaking engagements, or other types of recognition also will be considered by the College committee.

    Commitment to the Profession

    You must provide a written statement describing your commitment to the profession of personal financial planning and why you should receive the Military CFP Certification Professional Education Program Scholarship. Your statement should be limited to one page.

    Download Application
  • Military Financial Planning Education Scholarship

    To promote professionalism in the financial planning field, and specifically to a member of the armed services or their spouse, this scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified student who is interested in pursuing a career in financial planning. Applicants will choose one of the following financial planning education programs:

    • Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM or AAMS® Professional Designation Program
    • Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM or ADPA® Professional Designation Program
    • Accredited Portfolio Management AdvisorSM or APMA®Professional Designation Program
    • Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM or AWMA® Professional Designation Program
    • Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM or CRPC® Professional Designation Program
    • Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM or CRPS® Professional Designation Program
    • Chartered Mutual Fund CounselorSM or CMFC® Professional Designation Program
    • Foundations in Financial PlanningSM (RP®) Professional Education Program
    Qualifying Factors
    • Scholarship applicants must not be currently enrolled in the financial education program for which they are applying.
    • Scholarship applicants must have an undergraduate degree.
    • The scholarship covers tuition and fees for enrollment.
    • Deadline for submission to the College for Financial Planning is September 1 annually.
    • Applicants will be informed no later than December 31 each year of the scholarship committee’s decisions.
    • One scholarship per year will be awarded to an applicant in each of the following categories:
      • An active duty member of the armed services
      • An active duty reservist of the armed services
      • A spouse of an active duty member of the armed services
    • Applicants must submit evidence of eligibility.
    Community Service

    An assessment of community service involvement will be based on factors including your participation in public service causes, committees, and organizations. Awards, speaking engagements, or other types of recognition also will be considered by the College committee.

    Commitment to the Profession

    You must provide a written statement describing your commitment to the profession of personal financial planning and why you should receive the Military Financial Planning Education Scholarship. Your statement should be limited to one page.

    Download Application
  • Military Spouse Foundations in Financial PlanningSM Education Scholarships

    To promote professionalism in the financial planning field, and specifically to military spouses, scholarships are awarded annually to five qualified students who are interested in pursuing a career in financial planning.

    Qualifying Factors
    • Scholarship applicants must not be currently enrolled in the Foundations in Financial PlanningSM program.
    • The scholarship covers tuition and fees for enrollment.
    • Deadline for submission to the College for Financial Planning is September 1 annually.
    • Applicants will be informed no later than December 31 each year of the scholarship committee’s decisions.
    • Applicants must submit evidence of eligibility.
    Community Service

    An assessment of community service involvement will be based on factors including your participation in public service causes, committees, and organizations. Awards, speaking engagements, or other types of recognition also will be considered by the College committee.

    Commitment to the Profession

    You must provide a written statement describing your commitment to the profession of personal financial planning and why you should receive the Military Spouse Foundations in Financial PlanningSM Education Scholarship. Your statement should be limited to one page.

    Download Application

Additional Military Scholarship Information:

Recently, the Department of Defense partnered with the Department of Labor to identify high-growth areas with labor shortages and to fund education in those areas for the military and their spouses. The DOD created “Career Advancement Accounts” ($3,000 per year or $6,000 total) for active duty military in the following career areas:

  • Financial Services
  • Health Services
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Trades

The College, being the preeminent provider of financial planning education (a subset of financial services), strongly encourages military members to actively pursue an education that will support your current and future career opportunities! So let’s get started today!

The College is a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium member.


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