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CFA Institute September 11 Memorial Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020 3:00 pm CT

CFA Institute Research Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of those persons who died or were permanently disabled or victims permanently disabled as a direct result of the 11 September 2001 attacks, who plan to pursue education in college or vocational school programs now or in the future. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time undergraduate study in finance, economics, accounting or business ethics majors at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the CFA Institute 11 September Memorial Scholarship Program must:

  • Have been dependent children, spouses or domestic partners on September 11, 2001 of those persons who died or were permanently disabled or victims permanently disabled as a direct result of the September 11th attacks
  • Be planning to enroll or already enrolled in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be planning to pursue a degree in finance, economics, accounting or business ethics. No other majors are eligible for awards through the CFA Institute 11 September Memorial Scholarship Program

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $25,000 (U.S.) depending on their financial need and availability of funds.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Recipients may receive the award a maximum of five years.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes CFA Institute 11 September Memorial scholarship payments on behalf of CFA Institute Research Foundation. Payments are made in equal installments on August 15 and December 15.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • academic record
  • demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • honors
  • work experience
  • statement of goals and aspirations
  • unusual personal or family circumstances
  • an outside appraisal

Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America under the guidelines provided by CFA Institute Research Foundation. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application in English and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades and any other required documents to Scholarship America postmarked no later than June 15. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment email is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Due to differences in educational systems, applicants from countries other than the U.S. and Canada must provide the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents
  • Clear photocopies of the following educational documents from the past four years:
    1. transcript of grades (academic record)
    2. secondary school credential/diploma/certificate if earned, and
    3. results of examinations

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. For U.S. and Canadian students, instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are available. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: May 21, 2019. The mailing address is on the application form.

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Questions? Contact us:

Email: support@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the CFA Institute September 11 Memorial Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

CFA Institute September 11 Memorial Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082