Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded
Awarded By:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants and available funds.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled at a participating public or private, non-profit college or university in Texas.
  3. Must be enrolled on a half time or higher basis.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  5. Must have not already taken the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, but plan to take the CPA examination in the State of Texas and have submitted an Application of Intent to take the CPA Examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for the purpose of being granted a certificate of "Certified Public Accountant".
  6. Must have completed at least 120 hours of college coursework (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the term in which the award is being made.
  7. Must be classified as a resident of Texas.

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

Description: This award is available for students at a participating public or private, non-profit colleges and universities in Texas, including junior/community colleges, who have completed at least 120 credit hours in an accounting program but have not yet taken the Certified Public Accountant exam. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: The purpose of this program is to promote the professional and educational needs of the state; increase the number of highly trained and educated professional accountants available to serve the residents of Texas; improve the state's business environment and encourage economic development and financial stability; and identify, recognize, and support outstanding scholars who plan to pursue careers in accounting. Eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at the applicant's college. Funds may not be immediately available at the beginning of the semester. The applicant should contact his/her college financial aid office for additional information on eligibility of availability of funds. All applicants must meet the following criteria: be making satisfactory academic progress; register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement; and demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount: Up to $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Contact: Jane Caldwell
Address: 1200 E. Anderson Lane P.O. Box 12788 Austin, Texas 78752

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