Strategic Impact Fund Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of donors, both large and small, we are thrilled to announce that in 2019, we will provide 14 scholarships for AFCPE certification and training!

  • 7 for the AFC certification program
  • 7 for Coaching Essentials Training
Applications open this May!
Awardees announced by July 15, 2019!
 

AFC® Scholarships | Strategic Impact Fund

Coming May 2019!

This award provides individuals with the opportunity to earn the highest standard of excellence for financial counseling professionals.

Scholarships are valued at $1,400 and include:

  • Registration fee
  • AFC® online course
  • AFC® course books/materials
  • AFC® exam (one attempt)

 Eligibility

  • Current AFCPE Member
  • Individuals who have previously enrolled, or held the designation and lapsed, are not eligible to apply.

Expectations

  • Plan to sit for AFC® exam within 12 months after the scholarship notification date
  • Agreement to share the #ValueofanAFC once certified. We want to know how the AFC® is positively affecting the work that you do – for your clients and your communities. This can be done through your organization’s newsletter, an AFCPE blog post, or through a social media picture and testimonial.

Selection Criteria

A review committee will select 7 individuals whom they believe are most likely to leverage the opportunity. The committee seeks individuals who are passionate about helping people improve financial security and who believe in setting the highest standards of professionalism for the field.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form to include:

  • Contact and demographic information
  • Volunteer / Work History
  • Three essay questions about your commitment to the field, area of focus, need for scholarship
  • One letter of reference from a professional contact providing information about your work ethic, character, values, accomplishments.

FFC Module 1: Coaching Essential Scholarships | Strategic Impact Fund

Coming May 2019!

This scholarship enables individuals to build coaching skills through a nationally recognized program. Coaching Essentials (Module 1 of the FFC® certification) is focused on mastery of coaching skills that allows each individual to bring their own unique personality and expertise to the coaching relationship.

Coaching is not a replacement for financial counseling or planning but a way of working with clients to support them in taking charge of their financial choices and implementing action plans.

Scholarships are valued at $1,525 and include:

  • $50 registration fee
  • Coaching Essentials Training
  • Money Management Essentials pre-requisite course (if applicant does not have an  AFC®, CFP®, CFA, CPA, or ChFC)

Eligibility

  • Current AFCPE Member
  • Individuals who previously enrolled are not eligible to apply.

Expectations

  • Commitment to complete the course in the required time period
  • Agreement to share the value of financial coaching. We want to know how Coaching Essentials training is positively affecting the work that you do – for your clients and your communities. This can be done through your organization’s newsletter, an AFCPE blog post, or through a social media picture and testimonial.

Selection Criteria

A review committee will select 7 individuals whom they believe are most likely to leverage the opportunity. The committee seeks individuals who are passionate about helping people improve financial security and who believe in setting the highest standards of professionalism for the field.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form to include:

  • Contact and demographic information
  • Volunteer / Work History
  • Three essay questions about your commitment to the field, area of focus, need for scholarship
  • One letter of reference from a professional contact providing information about your work ethic, character, values, accomplishments.

*Nonprofit groups encouraged to apply
*CFE Fund Approval:

Together, AFCPE’s Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) certification, and the Financial Fitness Coach (FFC®) certification in partnership with Sage Financial Solutions, have met all requirements and competencies outlined in the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) Counselor Training Standards. About the CFE Fund. About FEC Public.

 

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