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Scholarships

Symposium Scholarships


Recipient

Test Name

Student Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time undergrad or graduate university students

Deadline to Apply: September 9, 2016

This scholarship includes complimentary registration to the 2016 AFCPE Symposium, 1-night stay at the Symposium hotel, special mentorship opportunities and 2017 AFCPE Membership.


Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl

Eligibility: Undergraduate Students

Closed

An engaging and interactive event designed to promote the field of financial counseling and advance and expand the profession. Teams compete in a game show-style competition during the Annual AFCPE symposium. Participants receive all the outstanding benefits of our student scholarship recipients. 


Military Symposium Scholarship

Eligibility: AFC® Certified Military Financial Counselors

Closed

Thanks to generous funding provided by our 2016 Platinum Sponsor, The USAA Educational Foundation, AFCPE is thrilled to provide 60 scholarships for military financial counselors to attend the 2016 AFCPE Symposium.

Each scholarship includes complimentary registration to the 2016 AFCPE Symposium and two nights hotel stay at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.


Military Symposium Scholarship

Eligibility: FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellows

Closed

Thanks to generous funding from our Gold Sponsor, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, along with support from our Partner Sponsors, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and the Defense Credit Union Council, AFCPE is thrilled to provide 45 scholarships* for FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellows to attend the 2016 AFCPE Symposium.

Each scholarship includes complimentary registration to the 2016 AFCPE Symposium and two nights hotel stay at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

*Funding provided will cover 45 scholarships: FINRA Foundation (30), AMBA (10) and DCUC (5). There is one application for the scholarships.


FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship


Eligibility: Current spouses or serving spouses of a Uniformed Service member

The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program provides military spouses the opportunity to earn the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) certificate—while providing financial counseling and education to the military community. The fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the AFC training and testing. Created in 2006, this opportunity is made possible through generous funding and support by FINRA Foundation, and in partnership with the National Military Family Association (NMFA). The FINRA Foundation covers the costs of the AFC training and testing. We are proud to have awarded the Fellowship to more than 1,250 military spouses since the program’s inception. FINRA Foundation Fellows have logged hundreds of thousands of hours of service to the military community.


AFCPE Achieve Scholarships


Veterans Financial Coalition Scholarship 
Eligibility: AFCPE certified professionals

Counselors who receive the scholarship will be required to work with up to 15 separate veterans over the course of 18 months. Financial Counselors are encouraged to work with veterans as many times as is necessary based on the needs and goals of each individual client. However, the recommended time frame is a minimum of 4-5 sessions. All volunteer counselors will receive a complimentary 18-month AFCPE Achieve license. Access to the AFCPE platform will be provided upon completion of the FINRA Foundation Military in Transition financial education series.


Experian Scholarship 
Eligibility: AFCPE certified professionals

Recipients receive a 1-year AFCPE Achieve license. To qualify, you must currently serve clients on a regular basis and commit to working with at least 10 clients throughout the license agreement. Thanks to Experian’s support, the AFCPE Achieve tool now provides access to a free Experian credit report and FICO score.


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