Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Samantha Tembo. I'm requesting help in paying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 1 exam, which I hope to sit in June 2021. The CFA accreditation is one of the most prestigious professional certifications to attain for anyone working in financial services.
I am a prospective CFA student. I graduated from the university of the Witwatersrand, where I was awarded a Masters degree in Business Finance.Having completed my postgraduate degree, I am now keen to continue my studies. I would like to further become a Chartered Financial Analyst, with the ultimate intention of finishing all the 3 levels in 3 years.
My academic record is very good, and I have been lucky enough to receive excellent references from my university lecturers. I managed to complete my Masters within a year and I intend to devote myself entirely to my passing the CFA exam level 1 exam in one sitting and would eventually like to forge a career in the investment field.
Unfortunately, I cannot currently afford to pay for the exams (which is about $1500) including the study material. Despite having a job, the combined cost of the exam fees and study material expenses is simply unworkable. This fund will go a long way in enabling me to pay off the initial registration fee (US$700) and the cost of study materials (about US$800), though the deadline for the early registration is in March 2021 , and time is not far enough on my side to make and pay the total required amount. I had hoped and expected to be financially better off at this point, but hiccups along the way have worked against me.
I am therefore creating this gogetfunding account to humbly ask anyone who is willing to donate or offer any form of sponsorship to help me write my CFA level 1 exams. Earning this first certificate will be a huge booster for me career wise. As a new practitioner in the investments industry, I have to do as much as possible to make myself as valuable as possible to a company. This exam is one of the ways I proactively aim to do so.
Any help that you might be able to offer would be very gratefully received.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Every bit counts hugely.
Thank you very much for your time, and if you contribute - Thank you for your help!
Samantha T Tembo