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Scholarships

Scholarships

scholarship-featureThe College for Financial Planning awards scholarships to individuals who show significant potential or have already achieved outstanding success in finance, financial planning, and/or financial analysis and show promise of being future industry leaders.

Specific criteria for scholarships include: work experience; licenses, designations, recognition received, and academic accomplishments; and unsolicited letters from past clients. In addition to leadership qualities, community service and a commitment to a career in financial planning will also be considered by the College scholarship committee.

Scholarship Options:

CFP Certification Professional Education

David M. King Merit Scholarship

Awarded annually to an individual who is new to the financial planning field and who shows significant potential and active industry leadership.

This scholarship honors the achievements of David M. King, who held the position of board chairman at three major financial planning organizations: The College for Financial Planning (1983-1985); The Institute for Certified Financial Planners (1979-1980); and the first Chairman of the Certified Financial Planner Board (1985-1987).

This scholarship covers all costs associated with enrollment in the College’s CFP Certification Professional Education Program.

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Financial Planning Association (FPA) Financial Planning Process & Insurance (CFPE501) Scholarship

Financial Planning Process & Insurance is the first course in the College for Financial Planning’s CFP Certification Professional Education Program. The College and FPA offer 12 scholarships annually to help students begin their financial planning education to become eligible for the CFP® Certification Examination and earn their CFP® certification. When choosing scholarship recipients, the College and FPA recognize individuals who have shown dedication to financial planning and have a commitment to bettering the industry.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be an FPA member in good standing or have the endorsement of a current member of the FPA. In addition, applicants must not be already enrolled in the College for Financial Planning’s CFP Certification Professional Education Program.

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NAIFA & CFFP LUTCF® Scholarship

NAIFA & CFFP LUTCF® Scholarship

Two full scholarships for the LUTCF® program will be co-awarded NAIFA and the College for Financial Planning in 2015. Applicants must be a NAIFA member in good standing, be YAT-eligible, and have the endorsement of a member of NAIFA. Each scholarship recipient receives tuition credits for each of the three courses that compose the LUTCF® designation program.

Applications must be received no later than 5/1/15 and scholarship awardees will be notified by June 1, 2015.

Complete details and an application can be found at http://www.naifa.org/professional-development/pdp/lutcf-scholarship

Graduate Degree Program Scholarships

Loren Dunton Merit Scholarship

For this scholarship, the College considers individuals who have proven themselves to be leaders in the financial planning field (minimum of five years experience) and have given something back to the profession.

This scholarship is awarded is in honor of the late Loren Dunton, who was the driving force that solidified the ideas and activities of professional financial planners. Mr. Dunton played a significant role in the creation and promotion of the IAFP, the College, and the Institute of Certified Financial Planners.

This scholarship covers all costs associated with completion of the College’s Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning or the Master of Science in Finance, excluding textbooks.

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Financial Planning Association (FPA) Graduate Studies Program Scholarship

To reward potential graduate studies students, the College and FPA offer 12 scholarships annually covering waiver of the application fee and tuition for a single 3-hour graduate course in the College for Financial Planning’s Graduate Studies Program. The College and FPA recognize individuals who have shown dedication to graduate topics and have a commitment to bettering their industry.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be an FPA member in good standing or have the endorsement of a current member of the FPA. In addition, applicants must not be already enrolled in the College for Financial Planning’s Graduate Studies Program, must have an undergraduate degree, and must meet all other criteria for entering the program.

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Professional Designation Scholarships

Ginger E. Current Professional Designation Merit Scholarship

Awarded to students who are interested in earning in one of the College for Financial Planning’s professional designations, such as the CRPC® or AAMS®.

This scholarship is in honor of Ginger E. Current, and her dedication to the success of the College and our students for over 25 years.

In choosing the recipients, the College reviews nominations of individuals who wish to expand their knowledge in personal financial planning.

The scholarship covers all costs associated with enrollment in coursework for your choice of any of the College’s professional designation programs.*

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* The LUTCF® program is ineligible for this scholarship. If you are interested in obtaining this professional designation, please visit http://www.naifa.org/professional-development/pdp/lutcf-scholarship

Foundations in Financial PlanningSM Scholarships

Financial Planning Association (FPA) Foundations in Financial PlanningSM Scholarship

To reward outstanding financial planning support staff, the College and FPA offer monthly (twelve per year) scholarships to expand the knowledge and skills of these assistants with the College’s introductory program, the Foundations in Financial PlanningSM Professional Designation Program. Graduates of this program earn the right to use the Registered ParaplannerSM designation. When choosing scholarship recipients, the College and FPA recognize individuals who have shown dedication to financial planning and have already achieved outstanding success in a support role.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be an FPA member in good standing or have the endorsement of a current member of the FPA. In addition, applicants must not be already enrolled in the College’s Foundations in Financial PlanningSM Professional Designation Program.

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