Scholarship Program

2017 CFP® Scholarship Program

FPA San Francisco and FPA East Bay are pleased to announce the intention of each chapter to award financial assistance in the form of $2,000 scholarships to pay for expenses related to attaining the CFP® credential or attending an FPA Residency Program.

Who is eligible? • FPA SF or FPA East Bay current or prospective members who satisfy the following: – You must have the intention to take all required courses for the CFP®exam and become a CFP®certificant; or – You must be a CFP certificant who is eligible to attend an FPA Residency Program (please visit – You must have a commitment to regularly attend FPA chapter meetings and to become involved in the chapter. – You must not have won another FPA or CFP®-related scholarship within the past 24 months – Your current employer does not reimburse more than 50% of CFP-related expenses or FPA Residency expenses

What expenses are covered? • Non-employer reimbursed expenses as follows: – Tuition, books, supplies and fees to attend a local CFP Board Registered program* – CFP exam review course fees and CFP exam fees – Registration fee for FPA Residency Program and related travel costs

What is the process? • Application – all applicants must complete a written application. • Applicants planning to use the scholarship to attend FPA Residency are also asked to submit a recent financial plan prepared by the applicant. • Interview – all finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee.

What are the selection criteria? • Demonstrated commitment to financial planning profession & CFP credential • Academic / professional accomplishments • Leadership potential • Community service / pro bono work

Where can I find the application or get more information? • Applications are published on the FPA SF and East bay websites in early Sept. • and Application information will be available in September 2017. For more information, please contact either S. Nasira Iqbal at (for SF) or (for East Bay). The scholarships are made available by the generous support of the FPA of San Francisco, FPA of the East Bay, and the Bay Area Financial Education Foundation. Please visit their websites to learn more:, and