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2024 CIMA-ACAMS Scholarship

Are you a Caymanian professional working in the private sector or a final year University student with a passion for financial services?

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in collaboration with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) is excited to announce the launch of TWO exclusive scholarships designed to support individuals like you, in advancing your career in the dynamic field of anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention.



About the Scholarship

The CIMA-ACAMS scholarship programme aims to provide talented and motivated Caymanian professionals with the opportunity to enhance their expertise in AML and financial crime compliance through the ACAMS certification. This prestigious certification is recognised globally and valued by employers across the financial services industry.

Scholarship Benefits

  1. Access to Premium Learning Resources: Scholarship recipients will gain access to comprehensive study materials in the LMS system as well as other online resources.
  2. ACAMS Bootcamp: Before the exam, access to a week of expert-led exam preparatory sessions is provided in person at CIMA and facilitated by ACAMS, enabling scholarship recipients to prepare effectively for the certification exam.
  3. Full Coverage of ACAMS Certification Fees: Recipients of the scholarship will have their ACAMS certification examination fees fully covered, allowing them to pursue this valuable credential without any financial burden.
  4. Networking and Professional Development Opportunities: As part of the scholarship program, during the week of the Bootcamp, recipients will have the opportunity to connect and access support and mentorship from CIMA and ACAMS experts.

Eligibility Criteria:

Suitable Caymanians who:

  • Work within the financial services industry in the Private Sector; OR
  • Are completing their final year at a local university/college and seeking to work in the financial services industry.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in AML, financial crime prevention, and regulatory compliance. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit leadership potential, academic excellence, and a commitment to professional growth and development.

How to Apply:


  • Documentary evidence of proof of being a Caymanian;
  • A 90-second video on “Why I should be considered for this opportunity?”; and
  • A comprehensive resume of qualifications and work experience to date.

Submissions are to be sent via email by 28 April 2024. 

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to take your career to new heights and make a meaningful impact in the field of financial services.

Together, let's build a stronger, more resilient financial sector for the Cayman Islands!

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