Scholarships for Students with Economics or Finance Concentrations

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 TWENTY reduced-fee scholarships. The opportunity is for students in their last year of undergraduate study or in the Master fo Science in Finance and Investment Management program, who wish to register for one of the three levels of the CFA exam sequence.


  • The application can be submitted for any of the three levels of CFA exams, and may be submitted at any time. 
  • The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee and reduces the exam registration fee to $350 (includes access to the curriculum eBook).
  • Scholarship recipients must register for an upcoming CFA exam within seven months and take the exam within one year of the scholarship award.
  • The exams are typically administered at Prometric Testing Centers in numerous cities, although the Wilmington facility has been closed during the pandemic.  


Step 1: Submit the CSB portion of the application electronically to Dr. Sackley (

Step 2: Submit the CFA Institute portion of the application online at You will need to establish an account at the CFA Institute in order to have access to the application; there is no cost involved to establish an account. Also, If the application asks for the University’s principal contact, please list Dr. William Sackley.


  • If you would like to speak with a faculty member who holds the CFA designation about the benefits of seeking this designation, please contact Dr. Sackley (
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, then to register for the exam, you must have an international travel passport.
  • For more information about CFA Institute and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, please see


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