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ACAMS Scholarships

Empowering professionals from diverse backgrounds to advance their financial crime prevention careers.

    Thank you to everyone who applied for the ACAMS CAFCA Scholarship in partnership with FINTRAIL. Applications are now closed.


    We are currently reviewing all applications and will announce the results on Wednesday, July 28. All successful candidates will be notified prior to our public announcement.


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    ACAMS is committed to creating opportunities for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) professionals pursuing a career in financial crime prevention. This is part of our wider Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitment.


    Under our first free scholarship scheme for FinTechs, we are offering 30 CAFCA certifications for FinTech professionals from diverse backgrounds. This is aimed at creating a platform to advance the careers of professionals from diverse backgrounds.


    This scholarship initiative is undertaken with the support of FINTRAIL.

    About CAFCA

    The globally recognized “Certified AML FinTech Compliance Associate” (CAFCA) certification empowers individuals to demonstrate their financial crime prevention preparedness and take on compliance-related roles in FinTech.


    Developed in partnership with FINTRAIL, the CAFCA qualification delivers new skills, knowledge, and AML expertise, right from the first day of study.

    Why Apply

    For professionals pursuing a career in FinTech, this training will set you apart from the rest and leave you prepared to protect your organization.


    The CAFCA certification is designed to expand the compliance toolkit of FinTech personnel working in financial crime prevention, whether they are remotely onboarding clients or helping to scale their firm’s AML processes to match consumer demand.

    Who should apply

    • Professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC)
    • Who can demonstrate a passion for FinTech and Compliance
    • Who want to advance their career in financial crime prevention in the unique context of FinTechs


    How to Apply
    Selection Process
    Where do I find out if I have been accepted?
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    Is the ACAMS membership included in the CAFCA scholarship?
    Where do I send my CV and video interview if I experience technical difficulties?

    Disclosure for CAFCA scholarship


    By applying for the CAFCA Scholarship, the applicant:


    (1) grants to ACAMS, the irrevocable right and permission to use any testimonial (written or oral), photographs, video recordings or images, sound recordings or other images of the applicant either submitted with the application or taken by ACAMS:


    To use, re‐use, publish, re‐publish, copy, modify, display and create derivative works in whole or in section, individually or in conjunction with other photographs, film, video, or other images, sound recordings or testimonials in any medium or format whatsoever (including without limitation, in and on print publications, the Internet and other digital transmission or delivery methods) and for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation in advertising, marketing, publications, electronic distribution, and the Internet and for any other commercial purpose without further consent; and


    (a) To use the applicant’s name, image, likeness, voice, other personal characteristics and professional and personal biographical information in connection therewith; and


    (b) To copyright the same in the name of ACAMS, or any other name that ACAMS may choose; and


    (2) waives any and all rights to such photographs, film, video or other images, sound recordings, or testimonials (written or oral) and assigns all such rights in perpetuity to ACAMS and its affiliates, successors, and assigns.


    The applicant acknowledges and agrees that ACAMS has the right to use the any materials, including images, the applicant submits for marketing purposes as determined by ACAMS. ACAMS will not be liable to the applicant for its use of such materials or images.


    The applicant understands that there will be no payment or other compensation for the permitted use of any testimonial (written or oral), photographs, film, video, other images or sound recordings received or taken by ACAMS or of the applicant’s name, likeness or personal characteristics.


    ACAMS shall be the exclusive owner of all rights, including copyright, in the materials. The applicant forever releases and discharges ACAMS from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of such photographs, film, video or other images, sound recordings, or testimonial (written or oral), including but not limited to any claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, emotional distress or any similar right.


    The applicant undertakes and warrants that they do not have a relationship with ACAMS or FINTRAIL, or with anyone employed at either company, and this includes:


    (a) Serving as a current employee in any capacity at ACAMS or FINTRAIL; and


    (b) Being related to anyone employed at ACAMS or FINTRAIL as either a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child or spouse of a child, brother, sister, or spouse of a brother or sister.


    The applicant represents and warrants that any testimonial (written or oral) given is original and does not infringe upon the copyright or proprietary rights of another person or entity.


    The applicant further warrants the information they submit will not contain any material which is defamatory, private, confidential, or which is unlawful in any way. Any application found to be in breach of the foregoing statement will be disqualified.