AFCPE, with the support of generous donors, sponsors, and partners, is committed to breaking down barriers to access and expanding impact across the field. One way we do that is by providing scholarships – for certification and education. 

Since 2020, the AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund has:  

  • Provided more than $350,000 in scholarships to capacity building groups and organizations, as well as individuals. Scholarships covered the cost of AFC certification and/or Essentials training, increasing consumer access to high quality financial counseling and education specifically within underserved communities.   
  • Provided over $120,000 in Symposium scholarships providing access to educational knowledge, networking, and growth.
Learn more about our scholarships, and if one is right for you by clicking the links below.Eh

Scholarship Opportunities

FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship

March 1 – April 15, 2024

2024 AFCPE Symposium

June 15 – July 15, 2024

Money Management Essentials: A Capacity Building Scholarship

June 15 – July 15, 2024

for the AFC®

October 1 – October 31, 2024

AFCPE does not reimburse for any fees or expenses incurred prior to award. AFCPE employees, board members, and their immediate family are not eligible to apply for AFCPE scholarships.   

Past Scholarship Award Winners

FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship

"The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship changed my life. It has given me an amazing career that I never would have imagined. If you are a military spouse and interested in personal finance, I encourage you to apply. You won’t regret it."

AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund Certification Scholarship

"As part of the AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund Scholarship, we have the privilege to meet twice a week with a dedicated instructor that provides us with the lesson and interactive excellent application exercises of the lesson learned to practice with other AFC candidates and colleagues for a period of 8-weeks."

AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund Certification Scholarship

"I would encourage all to pursue the AFC certification. Not only does it enhance your credibility withing your community, but it also provides you with additional knowledge of financial calculations and the proficiency to help clients make better financial decisions."

AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund Capacity Building Scholarship

"The AFC certification will provide our team with a pivotal knowledge that will be used to enhance campus-wide financial literacy education programs and the one-on-one conversations we have with students who are navigating a financial hardship."

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