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AFCPE Symposium Scholarships

2016 Recipient

14 Scholarships Granted

Student Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time undergrad or graduate university students

Application Closed.

This scholarship includes complimentary registration to the 2016 AFCPE Symposium, 1-night stay at the Symposium hotel, special mentorship opportunities and 2017 AFCPE Membership. Scholarship recipients  also have the opportunity to showcase their work or research. 

Questions? Email Thomas Duffany.

Military Symposium Scholarship

Eligibility: AFC® Certified Military Financial Counselors

Application Closed. 

Thanks to generous funding from the USAA Educational Foundation (USAAEF), AFCPE will once again offer military scholarships for AFC professionals to attend the 2017 AFCPE Symposium in San Diego, CA. Recipients receive complimentary registration and two-nights at the Paradise Point Resort.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore the tools and resources available at and to share your expertise in upcoming focus group opportunities. Questions? Email Heather Baker.

Military Symposium Scholarship

Eligibility: FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellows

Application Closed.

Thanks to generous funding from FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), we are thrilled to provide scholarships to attend the 2017 AFCPE Symposium in San Diego, CA. Each scholarship includes symposium registration and two nights hotel stay at Paradise Point Resort.




2016 Recipient

Utah Valley University

Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl

Announcing the 2017 Knowledge Bowl Teams!

Kansas State University
University of Georgia
Utah State University
Utah Valley University
Virginia Commonwealth University

The Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl is an engaging and interactive event designed to promote the field of financial counseling and advance the personal finance profession. Student teams compete in a game show-style competition during the Annual AFCPE symposium. 

Participants receive all the outstanding benefits of our student scholarship recipients. 

The Knowledge Bowl provides excellent preparation for students planning to sit for the AFC certification exam.

Questions? Email Thomas Duffany.

FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship

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

2017 Application is Closed.

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.

Interested in participating? Email Rebecca Wiggins

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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