Economics and Finance Scholarships

CFA Institute Scholarships

As a CFA Institute Recognized University, the UNCW Cameron School of Business, Department of Economics & Finance is pleased to offer up to FIVE reduced-fee scholarships for students in their last year of undergraduate study who wish to register for the June 2018 Level I Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. 


The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee and reduces the exam registration fee to $350 (includes access to the curriculum eBook). Recipients of the scholarship may only apply it towards the upcoming June exam.

Please note: students who have registered at full price for the June 2017 are eligible for the scholarship, and the difference in registration cost will be refunded by CFA Institute.


  • Application deadline: 5:00 PM Monday, 2 October 2017
  • Awards announced by 5:00 p.m. Monday, 10 October 2017
  • Registration submitted to CFA Institute by 5:00 p.m., Friday, 20 October (NOTE: Scholarships submitted to CFA Institute require payment of $350 at time of submission via credit card).
  • Exam date: Saturday, 23 June 2018 (six-hour CFA exam) Exam may be taken in many major cities around the globe.


Please submit a printed application containing the following:

  • Name
  • Student ID number
  • Expected graduation date
  • CSB concentration
  • Overall GPA
  • A statement describing why a CFA designation would assist you in achieving your professional goals (max 150 words)
  • A specific time plan as to how you would accomplish 400 hours of self-directed study by 23 June 2018. (Experience suggests that much less than 400 hours of preparation will not achieve successful exam results)

Submit your printed application to:
Ms. Lolly Williams, Administrative Associate
Department of Economics & Finance
Cameron School of Business

If you are awarded the scholarship, then to enroll in the CFA Program and register for the exam, you must:

  • Have an international travel passport
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program (you will be required to update your education information before you can register for Level II)
  • Complete the CFA registration form found here: 

For more information on the CFA Institute and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, please see: 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-17 CFA Scholarship!

Erich CarstenErich Carsten

Joshua FosterJoshua Foster
Corbin PenlandCorbin Penland
Fahad RayyanFahad Rayyan
Bryce WebberBryce Webber

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