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.

The Institute of Banking and 100 Women in Hedge Funds
Certified Investment Fund Director Programme Scholarship
Zurich, September 2015

The closing date for scholarship applications is 31st July 2015.

The Institute of Banking and 100 Women in Hedge Funds are offering a full tuition fee scholarship to one female candidate wishing to enter the Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programme commencing in September 2015 in Zurich[1]. To apply for the scholarship applicants should first meet the entry requirements for the CIFD Programme. Candidates should complete an application form for the Programme and should also make a short submission (circa 1500 words) in their application for the scholarship.

Conditions for applicants:

  1. All applicants must be paid Full Members of 100WHF
  2. All applicants must complete 100WHF's Corporate/Private Board questionnaire at https://www.100womeninhedgefunds.org/pages/login.php?target=fpbq.php

Please click here for the scholarship description and click here for the programme brochure.
To apply, complete the application form here by 31st July 2015.

[1] The scholarship will cover tuition fees only. All ancillary expenses pertaining to participation on the Certified Investment Fund Director Programme will be covered by the participant. Scholarship value is 10,000 Euros.

CAIA CAIA Scholarships

Applications to enter the CAIA program in September 2015 will be accepted beginning Monday, February 2, 2015. Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, March 13, 2015.

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 2015 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 2015. 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.

To start the application process visit: https://caia.org/100-WHF-scholarship

View the press releases on previous CAIA Scholarship awardees: 

2014 Press Release

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, 11th 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.