FAAA Scholarships Program

The FAAA strongly supports the education and upskilling of all financial planners and prospective financial planners.

The many education initiatives of the FAAA include the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation, accreditation of hundreds of hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), accreditation and mapping of tertiary education providers’ courses via the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) and the support of a research journal dedicated to financial planning (FPRJ).

The FAAA is now proudly administering a scholarship program of over $2.2m, on behalf of generous donors and grant schemes, to provide wider access to these education opportunities. 

FAAA Scholarships currently open and coming soon

FAAA Scholarships for women


Cram4Exam Gear Up ASIC Financial Adviser Exam Preparation Scholarship
Open to:Women
Supported by:AccountantsIQ, in conjunction with the FAAA and as part of their continued commitment to excellence with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, wish to provide meaningful support to women preparing to take the ASIC Financial Adviser Exam, by providing the Cram4Exam ASIC FA Exam preparation courses.

For more information about the Cram4Exam Gear Up program visit the AccountantsIQ website. https://accountantsiq.com.au/gear-up-asic-exam-preparation-course/

Eligibility:to provide meaningful support to women preparing to take the ASIC Financial Adviser Exam
Value:The value of the scholarship is $5,000 plus GST
Open:Open to 25 September 2023
How to apply:Applications are now open.

Scholarship:Women in Finance and Economics Open Category Scholarship Program 2023
Open to:Women
Supported by:
Eligibility:To be eligible for the grant, you must be:

  • Must be an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Intending to upskill or refresh their skills in finance and economics to help them enter, re-enter and achieve leadership roles in these industries.
  • Eligible programs/events cannot have started before the application is submitted, but must commence before 31 December 2023

    Additional criteria may also be considered, including whether you:

  • Are re-entering the workforce
  • Have low socio-economic status
  • Are mature age (50 years of age plus) or young (between 16 and 35 years old)
  • Are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Are new migrants
  • Are living in rural and remote areas

Value:Up to $11,000 (including $1,000 travel bursury)
OpenApplications are now open until Thursday 30 November or until funds are fully expensed
How to ApplyApply now

Upcoming FAAA scholarships

Our generous sponsors and donors

Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women
Expanding on the Australian Government Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP), the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women have awarded a $1.5m grant to the FAAA to administer scholarships that encourage and assist women, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to enter, re-enter and achieve leadership roles across the financial services sector. The aim of these scholarships is to help create a talent pool and pipeline for diversity in business leadership for the future.

Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA)
The FAAA is Australia’s leading professional association for financial planners, representing the interests of the public and its members. 

Futurity Investment Group
Futurity Investment Group are an independent and mutually structured financial institution and Australia’s leading issuer of tax-effective, life-event Education Bonds. With total assets of $1.18 billion, our financial strength and capital reserves enable us to meet our long-term commitments to members through all investment cycles. Since our inception in 1974, more than 557,000 children have received education benefits and $3.35 billion paid to our members and their education beneficiaries. Futurity is an APRA regulated and supervised financial institution.


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