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Scholarships for Black Professionals

Financial services faces a profound lack of diversity. Our scholarship programs are designed to help increase equitable access to opportunities across the industry and uplift Black financial professionals.

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Powering Industry Transformation

We’re committed to driving change in financial services by providing opportunities for Black financial professionals who want to take their careers to the next level.

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Time for Change

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A Path to Professional Transformation

Changing the Face of the Profession

To address its diversity problem, the financial industry must make a concerted effort to recruit, educate, place, and support thousands more Black financial advisors. The face of this profession needs to change, and that change must start now.

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Growing Diversity, Building Careers

African American Advisor Scholarship Program

This Program seeks to improve diversity in the profession by offering scholarships and career opportunities to Black professionals interested in expanding their careers. Full tuition support is available for our professional designation programs.

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Engaging the Next Generation

LPL Equity/HBCU Student Scholarship

To boost diversity in the profession, we must start by connecting with undergraduate students who are still considering their career options. This program offers the next generation of advisors scholarships for our professional designation programs.

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What Designations Are Covered?

Under this Program, scholarships are available for these designations:

  • RICP® - Retirement Income Certified Professional®
  • ChFC® - Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • CLU® - Chartered Life Underwriter®
  • CFP® - CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • ChSNC® - Chartered Special Needs Consultant®
  • CAP® - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®
  • FSCP® - Financial Services Certified Professional® 

LPL Equity/HBCU Student Scholarships are available for these designations:

  • RICP® - Retirement Income Certified Professional®
  • ChFC® - Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • WMCP® - Wealth Management Certified Professional®
  • CFP® - CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
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Our Partners in Philanthropy

National Strategic Philanthropic Partners

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1 US Census Bureau. Quick Facts. 2021

2 Zippia. Finance Advisor Demographics and Statistics In The US.

3 CNBC. Financial advisory industry continues to grapple with lack of diversity, top advisors say. October 7, 2021.