100WHF Institute

The 100WHF Institute, founded in the 10th anniversary year of the organization, was created to provide 100WHF members with unique educational opportunities and scholarships.

CAIA CAIA Scholarships

Scholarship Description
Application for the 2014 Scholarships is now closed

This Scholarship is open to 10 individuals with an interest in pursuing a career in alternative investment management with a specific focus on portfolio management. The Scholarship, launched in 2011, is generously underwritten by Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC ("PAAMCO"), and will be available each year for five years. To be considered for the 2014 entering CAIA class, applicants must be Full members of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, not be eligible for program reimbursement by their employers, have a minimum of one year of professional experience in the alternative investment industry, and commit to register for the Level I CAIA exam in September 2014. Upon award, scholars agree to serve as an organizational steward for CAIA events and/or activities and allow CAIA to use information in support of CAIA marketing campaigns.

View the press releases on previous CAIA Scholarship awardees: 

2013 Press Release

2012 Press Release

100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars receive:

  • Enrollment and first-time registration fees waived (Level I and Level II exams)
  • CAIA Knowledge Series textbooks (courtesy Wiley Publishing)
  • CFA Standards of Practice Handbook, 10th edition
  • Core Integrated Topics for Level II (courtesy IIJ)
  • Schweser CAIA Level I and Level II Premium Instruction Study Solution®
  • First year CAIA Association Membership Fee waived

The Scholarship Committee developed criteria for this initiative, and the CAIA Foundation reviews and selects the finalists, with the final decision being made by CAIA from among the recommended finalists.