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Financial Resources

Wealth Management Advancing Diversity Fellowship (for incoming Fall 2022 students)

Admitted applicants to the Wealth Management M.P.S. program for the 2022-2023 academic year may apply for a full-tuition fellowship. The Wealth Management Advancing Diversity Fellowship is designed to diversify the financial advising industry as well as to retain and help accelerate the careers of high-caliber professionals from underrepresented groups. 

To apply for the fellowship, students must first be admitted to the Wealth Management M.P.S. program, scheduled to begin their studies in the Fall 2022 semester, and have 3 to 10 years of experience in the industry. All admitted students will receive a link to apply for the Wealth Management Advancing Diversity Fellowship; however, each admitted student should review the eligibility requirements stated on the fellowship application.

Eligibility for the Columbia Wealth Management Advancing Diversity Fellowship may include but may not be limited to applicants who are members of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group; identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community; identify as individuals with disabilities; and/or identify as female or non-binary.

To be considered for the fellowship, students must apply for the M.P.S. program by April 4, 2022. Upon receiving an acceptance letter, admitted students may submit their fellowship applications by June 1, 2022. The fellowship recipient will be announced by early July. Review the full admissions process here.

Resources for Master's Degree Students

We want to make sure that the cost of your continuing education and professional studies do not stand in the way of your goals. Visit Financial Resources for master's degree students to learn about outside funding sources, work-study, funds for U.S. military veterans, and more. 

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Center for Financial Planning Scholarships

The Center for Financial Planning administers scholarship programs to enable qualified individuals to start or complete the education requirement for attaining CFP® certification. Explore their scholarship programs at centerforfinancialplanning.org.

SPS Fellowships

The School of Professional Studies provides a limited amount of merit-based fellowship funding to new students each year. Merit-based fellowship funding is assessed on the basis of the application submitted for admission. No fellowship application is required and no supplementary materials may be submitted for consideration. All admitted applicants are considered for merit-based fellowship awards during the admissions cycle.