CIPM Scholarships

The CIPM® scholarship program offers a reduced exam registration fee for qualified candidates.

Scholarship Eligibility

A CIPM scholarship applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time employee of a degree-granting educational institution offering at least a bachelor’s or equivalent degree and teaching a minimum of 6 credit hours per quarter or semester
  • Be a full-time administrative employee of a degree-granting educational institution offering at least a bachelor’s or equivalent degree and teaching a minimum of 3 credit hours per quarter or semester
  • Be a full-time, qualified employee of an entity that supervises or regulates the operations, standards of practice, or business conduct of the investment management industry
  • Be an eligible GIPS® (Global Investment Performance Standards) volunteer
  • Be an eligible, full-time undergraduate or part-time graduate student of a CFA Program Partner or University Recognition Program participant*

Reduced Exam Fee

For the 2018 exams, the CIPM exam registration fee is discounted to US$300** for scholarship recipients.

  • Do not register for the exam until after you have applied and been approved for the scholarship. (See the exam registration windows below.)
  • Scholarship recipients are responsible for any applicable taxes.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred to another exam offering.

Application Form and Instructions

The deadline to submit the scholarship application is 15 January for the March 2018 exam. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of a decision by email within three (3) weeks.

Complete and submit the scholarship application form (PDF) for the March 2018 exam.

Please contact us with any questions.

Related Deadlines


March Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for Exam

Take the Exam

Exam Results Available


1 Aug – 15 Jan 1 Oct – 31 Jan 16 Mar – 31 Mar Mid-May

September Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for Exam

Take the Exam

Exam Results Available


1 Mar – 15 July 1 Apr – 31 July 16 Sep – 30 Sep Mid-Nov

*Student applicants must submit a letter endorsed their university's CFA Program Partner or University Recognition Program director.

**Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. We accept several methods of payment. View your payment options.