Scholarship Opportunity To Achieve Your Certified Equity Professional (CEP) Designation

CEPIThe Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) has announced that it award two scholarships to professionals who wish to pursue their Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation. The deadline to apply for the Marilyn J. Perkins Claassen Memorial Scholarship is August 16, 2016 and the details are listed below.

Marilyn J. Perkins Claassen Memorial Scholarship:

Marilyn Perkins Claassen was an inspiration to many people in the equity compensation field. She will be remembered not only for her quick mind and sharp wit, but more importantly for her compassion, patience, and generosity. Her combination of financial expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless individuals to become active participants and leaders in the equity compensation field.

Marilyn started in the equity compensation industry before there was a defined industry to speak of. She rapidly moved into leadership positions, driving this industry to where we are today. She was committed to growing equity compensation into a viable career path for future generations; as a revolutionary in the field, Marilyn was instrumental in founding the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) in 1989 as a way for equity professionals to gain further credibility and set a standard for job-related knowledge. Marilyn served on the CEPI Advisory Board from 1992-1994, serving as its Chair in 1993. Marilyn was also a founding member of ESSA (The Stock Forum) the original predecessor association to the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).

The CEPI is offering two scholarships in Marilyn’s name to honor her legacy and commemorate the significant achievements she made to the industry by doing something that she would have wanted; encouraging and enabling highly motivated candidates to pursue opportunities to advance their careers. The successful applicants will be provided a scholarship for all three levels of the CEP program, excluding materials. If a scholarship recipient has already completed one or more levels of the CEP program, the scholarship will cover the costs of the remaining levels, excluding materials.

Submit your application soon however, as the Marilyn J. Perkins Claassen Scholarship program submission deadline is August 15, 2016.

For more information, visit the CEPI website at or apply online at