AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship Award

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Friday
Awarded By:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 24 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).
  3. Must be accepted into a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university located in the U.S. states or territories for the full academic year. The business program must be accredited by the AACSB and/or ACBSP; exceptions may be granted, but are not guaranteed, at the discretion of AICPA.
  4. Must be currently completing courses at a two-year college/university with a declared intent to major in accounting or a related field (as determined by AICPA). The student must be planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.
  5. Must have maintained an overall and major grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Must enroll as a full-time student (12 semester hours or the equivalent). An exception may be made if the student plans to participate in an internship program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are currently completing courses at a two-year college/university with a declared intent to major in accounting or a related field at a four-year institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate some financial need (i.e., not already have educational expenses covered).

Application requirements for the AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship Award are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: This award is one of the awards given through the AICPA Legacy Scholarship program. The AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Award was established in 2013 to recognize the diverse paths students take to become CPA professionals. Funding for this award is provided by the AICPA Foundation. All applicants must demonstrate some financial need (i.e., not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed one’s educational expenses). Awards will be announced on Aug. 1. Recipients must participate in the AICPA Legacy Scholars program which includes performing at least eight hours of community service per semester to advocate for the CPA profession. Through their community service efforts, AICPA Legacy Scholars enhance their leadership and communication skills by building relationships with both aspiring and seasoned CPAs. AICPA staff and their family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable. Past recipients may not reapply. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education (e.g., tuition, fees, room and board, and/or books and materials only). Payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Applications are available online from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) website. The student must apply via the AICPA online application system. The student will be required to create an account with his/her email address if he/she does not already have an AICPA account. If the student is not currently an AICPA student affiliate member, he/she will be prompted to submit a membership application prior to accessing the scholarship information. Membership is at no cost; additional membership information is available online at www.thiswaytocpa.com/aicpa-student-membership. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Samantha Mitchell (AICPA) or Meaghan Toon (R+M on behalf of AICPA)
Address: 220 Leigh Farm Road Durham, North Carolina 27707

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