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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 Scholarship recipients

CFP® Scholarships for Women in Economics and Finance

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the CFP® Scholarships for Women in Economics and Finance, which are presented in partnership with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women.

  • Jessica Dean
  • Kimberley Harrison
  • Tracey Nuttall
  • Thi Thanh Ngoc “Emmy” Pham
  • Rui Shi AFP®
  • Danielle Strauss
  • Tamara Ward
  • Wenzhe Wu

Recipients receive up to $3,570 towards enrolment in the CFP® Certification Program CFP C unit plus FPA Allied Professional membership (for new members only) and first year of CFP® membership.

FPA Scholarships into the CFP® Certification Program

We also congratulate the recipients of the CFP® Certification Program scholarships, supported by the FPA, which were open to male and female financial planners, paraplanners and those in their Professional Year.

CFP® Scholarships for financial planner AFP® members

  • Jayden Allison AFP®
  • Riordan Butler AFP®
  • Aaron Duncobe AFP®
  • Benjamin Neal AFP®

CFP® Scholarships for Paraplanners

  • Francis Filler

CFP® Scholarships for those in their Professional Year

  • Caleb Ludlow

CFP® Scholarships for financial planners on the FAR

  • Sahil Bhuller AFP®
  • Patricia Gregory

Recipients receive up to $3,570 towards enrolment in the CFP® Certification Program CFP C unit plus FPA Allied Professional membership (for new members only) and first year of CFP® membership.

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

Scholarship:
Swinburne University Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:Must identify as a female and be a commencing Swinburne student in Semester 1, 2022, enrolled part-time or full-time in an eligible on-campus or online course. Must be able to demonstrate one or more sources of disadvantage.
ValueUndergraduate - $10,000
Postgraduate - $15,000
Alternatively, the funds can be applied as a travel bursary (approved by the FPA) for travel related to financial services internships.
Open:Open now. Closes 31 March 2022.
How to apply:Apply now

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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