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FPA Scholarships Program

The FPA strongly supports the education and upskilling of all financial planners and prospective financial planners.

The many education initiatives of the FPA include the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation, accreditation of hundreds of hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), accreditation and mapping of tertiary education providers’ courses via the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) and the support of a research journal dedicated to financial planning (FPRJ).

The FPA is now proudly administering a scholarship program of over $1.5m, on behalf of generous donors and grant schemes, to provide wider access to these education opportunities. 

FPA Scholarships currently open

FPA Scholarships for women

Scholarship:FPA Professional Year Placement Grant
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Must identify as a female and be a domestic Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Open to members and non-members of the FPA.
Value:A contribution of $20,000 to the costs of a practice running a professional year placement. Payments will be made to the practice where the successful applicants will undertake their Professional Year.

$20,000 made in two lump sum payments of $10,000.
Open:Open now. Closing on 31 January 2022.
How to apply:Apply now

Scholarship:
CA ANZ Mentor Exchange Program
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Be a female full CA ANZ member; AND be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
Open:20 September 2021
How to apply:Apply now

Scholarship:
CQU Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Must identify as a female and be a student commencing an eligible CQUniversity School of Business and Law degree program. Must be able to demonstrate one or more sources of disadvantage.
Value$10,000
Open:Open now.
How to apply:Apply now

Scholarship:
Deakin University: Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Must identify as female and be a commencing student in Trimester 1 2022 and enrolled in either Master of Financial Planning (M769) or Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (M669) at Deakin University.
Value:$7,500
Open:Open now. Closes 15 February 2022.
How to apply:Apply now

Scholarship:

F3: Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Be a female student enrolled in any year of an F3/FPA approved undergraduate program at an Australian University.
Open:Open now. Closes October 2022.
How to apply:Apply now

FPA Scholarships for men and women

Scholarship:CFP® Scholarships for those in their Professional Year
Open to:Men and women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Anyone eligible for the CFP® Certification Program who is doing their Professional year can apply. Contribution to the community and the financial planning profession will be taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships.
Value:Up to $3,570 towards enrolment in the CFPC unit plus FPA Allied Professional membership (for new members) and first year of CFP® membership.
Open:Open now. Closes 31 October 2021.
How to apply:Apply now
Successful applicants must be enrolled in CFP C unit before 30 June 2022. CFP® membership fees must be applied before 30 June 2022.

Scholarship:CFP® Scholarships for Paraplanners
Open to:Men and women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Anyone eligible for the CFP® Certification Program who is working as a paraplanner can apply. Contribution to the community and the financial planning profession will be taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships.
Value:Up to $3,570 towards enrolment in the CFPC unit plus FPA Allied Professional membership (for new members) and first year of CFP® membership.
Open:Open now. Closes 5:30pm, 31 October 2021.
How to apply:Apply now
Successful applicants must be enrolled in CFP C unit before 30 June 2022. CFP® membership fees must be applied before 30 June 2022.

Scholarship:CFP® Scholarships for Financial Planners on the FAR
Open to:Men and women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Anyone eligible for the CFP® Certification Program who is on the Financial Adviser Register can apply. Contribution to the community and the financial planning profession will be taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships.
Value:Up to $3,570 towards enrolment in the CFPC unit plus FPA Associate membership (for new members) and first year of CFP® membership.
Open:Open now. Closes 5:30pm, 31 October 2021.
How to apply:Apply now
Successful applicants must be enrolled in CFP C unit before 30 June 2022. CFP® membership fees must be applied before 30 June 2022.

Scholarship:CFP® Scholarships for Financial Planner AFP® members
Open to:Men and women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Anyone eligible for the CFP® Certification Program who is a Financial Planner AFP® member of the FPA can apply. Contribution to the community and the financial planning profession will be taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships.
Value:Up to $3,570 towards enrolment in the CFPC unit and first year of CFP® membership.
Open:Open now. Closes 5:30pm, 31 October 2021.
How to apply:Apply now
Successful applicants must be enrolled in CFP C unit before 30 June 2022. CFP® membership fees must be applied before 30 June 2022.

Upcoming FPA scholarships

Our generous sponsors and donors

Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women
Expanding on the Australian Government Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP), the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women have awarded a $1.5m grant to the FPA to administer scholarships that encourage and assist women, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to enter, re-enter and achieve leadership roles across the financial services sector. The aim of these scholarships is to help create a talent pool and pipeline for diversity in business leadership for the future.

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
The FPA is Australia’s leading professional association for financial planners, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) represents the interests of the public and over 13,000 members. 

Futurity Investment Group
Futurity Investment Group are an independent and mutually structured financial institution and Australia’s leading issuer of tax-effective, life-event Education Bonds. With total assets of $1.18 billion, our financial strength and capital reserves enable us to meet our long-term commitments to members through all investment cycles. Since our inception in 1974, more than 557,000 children have received education benefits and $3.35 billion paid to our members and their education beneficiaries. Futurity is an APRA regulated and supervised financial institution.

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