At ACAMS, our community is a reflection of who we were, who we are, and who we hope to be. We are working to drive long-term change that allows diverse perspectives to flourish. This includes creating opportunities for AFC professionals pursuing a career in financial crime prevention.
About ACAMS Scholarships
ACAMS scholarships are part of our wider diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitment - empowering professionals from diverse backgrounds to advance their financial crime prevention careers. Through our scholarships, we aim to advance the personal and professional development of aspiring AFC professionals by:
- Creating opportunities for them to acquire globally recognized qualifications
- Helping strengthen their compliance toolkit in understanding emerging topics and trends in anti-financial crime
- Providing a platform for peer networking and mentorship
As the largest international membership organization with over 100,000 members across 190+ jurisdictions, ACAMS scholarship recipients will join a dynamic global community of like-minded professionals.
Generally, an ACAMS scholarship includes the total cost of the exam package (including study materials) and a one-year ACAMS membership. However, inclusions may vary depending on each scholarship award.
We have launched scholarship initiatives for three of our certifications: CAMS, CCAS, and CAFCA. The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Scholarship is for those with anti-financial crime (AFC) related roles. The Certified Cryptoasset AFC Specialist (CCAS) scholarship is for those working in AFC roles associated with crypto. ACAMS also offers a FinTech scholarship – The Certified AML Fintech Compliance Associate (CAFCA) Scholarship. We invite you to refer to the dedicated scholarship pages below for more information on current scholarships.
ACAMS Scholarship Recipients
Search the listing of our ACAMS scholarship programs.