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2023-2024 Undergraduate Finance & Economics Awards


This award recognizes third and fourth year undergraduate finance or economic students in Ontario who have demonstrated excellence in academics and extracurricular activities. Applicants may submit an essay for one of our three scholarships. No prior knowledge or experience with the CFA designation is required but being enrolled in the CFA Program will be considered a plus. Learn more about the CFA Program's new eligibility requirements

Finalists will be subject to a telephone interview with a judging panel.

Please note, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials have been submitted by the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. CFA Society Toronto reserves the right not to grant an award in a given year.

Application submissions deadline 19 November 2023.


First Place $3,000 CAD, Second Place $2,000 CAD, Third Place $1,000 CAD.

Prize money can be used at the winners’ discretion. In addition to receiving a monetary prize, winners will also be recognized at the CFA Society Toronto Annual Awards Reception, acknowledged in The Analyst publication, our website and social media channels.


To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Currently enrolled in a third- or fourth-year finance or economics program at an Ontario university
  • Possesses a minimum 3.0 GPA (or equivalent)
  • Is able to submit an application in English
  • CFA Candidate ID will be considered a plus   
  • If applying for a fourth-year award: hasn’t previously won a third-year award

Submission Materials & Requirements

All applicants must include the following submission materials in their application. Please use the online application forms for third or fourth year students below to apply.

  • Application form
  • Current résumé
  • 500 word essay on why they should be selected for this award
  • Full unofficial transcript of the applicant’s first- and second-year grades for third year applicants and also third year grades for fourth year applicants

Adjudication Criteria

All submitted materials will be adjudicated by a panel of relevant professionals selected by CFA Society Toronto. All materials will be adjudicated on the relevance of experience to finance and/or economics, clarity of communication, and ability to thoughtfully explain how the candidate's education, school/professional experience, volunteering, and other activities play a role in their current/future goals and career plans.

Information & Inquiries

If you have any questions regarding an award or its application process, please feel free to contact us at 416.366.5755 or using the email link below.

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