CFA Institute Exam Scholarships

The Department of Finance offers a limited number of scholarships for the CFA Institute Exam I. These scholarships are awarded to the most worthy candidates (judged by a faculty committee) with the highest probability of succeeding in the CFA exam.

In order to apply for a Department of Finance Scholarship for the CFA Institute Exam Level I, II, or III you must be a current student at Texas A&M University (College Station) in the Mays Business School (students enrolled in accelerated admissions programs, MSF, MFM, MSQF, etc. are included). Texas A&M University System Schools are ineligible.

You must also have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and in in your final year of you graduate or undergraduate degree.

Please email questions about the scholarship to Rebecca Itz,

In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must upload the following in the CFA Scholarship Portal as one document, failure to do so will result in ineligibility:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Essay
    • Topic: Explain why you want to pursue a CFA certification and why you are worthy of a scholarship.
    • Instructions: max of 500 words, double spaced, 12 pt. font

Note: We will not audit the documents uploaded. Do not email documents to staff.

You will need to create an account, then you will be able to apply for the scholarship at this link:

It is the Mays policy to only consider applications for the February and May CFA Exams. This is to ensure your success with the job search and historical pass rates the Department has seen.

Application deadlines:

The Department has a self study courses each semester, the Fall course targets the February Exam and the Spring course targets the May Exam. It takes around two weeks for our scholarship to be reflected on your CFA account. For the Fall course you should apply by early August. For the Spring course, early December. If your exam date is outside this window, reach out to Rebecca Itz and see if there are any scholarships available.

Since there are a limited number of scholarships available, the scholarships will be awarded competitively to the most worthy candidates with the highest probability of succeeding in the CFA exam. The scholarships will be awarded within one week of the deadline.

It is imperative that you do not register prior to applying or receiving award notification. If you do the scholarship will not be applicable.