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Wealth Management Advancing Diversity Fellowship (for incoming Fall 2023 students)

Admitted applicants to the Wealth Management M.P.S. program for the 2023-2024 academic year may be eligible for a partial or 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 be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must first apply to the Wealth Management M.P.S. program for entry in Fall 2023. Once the application to the program is submitted, a link to the optional fellowship application will be emailed to you.

Each applicant 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 Wealth Management Advancing Diversity Fellowship, completed fellowship applications must be submitted to the M.P.S. in Wealth Management program by June 15, 2023. Only students who are admitted to the M.P.S. in Wealth Management program will be considered for the fellowship. The fellowship recipient(s) 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. 


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

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.