ASCPA Student Education Fund Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$1,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 10

Monday
Awarded By:

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The ASPCA Student Education Fund Board determines the number of scholarships awarded each year. In previous years, 39 scholarships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must have completed 75 semester hours of coursework including 12 semester hours of accounting. The 12 hours may include up to 6 hours earned at the principles-level and must include at least 6 hours earned in upper-level or graduate accounting courses, and the student must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 3 semester hours of upper-level or graduate accounting courses. Courses in business law (or the equivalent) do not count toward the required accounting hours.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in accounting coursework, including any principles-level courses included to meet the 12-hour requirement.
  4. Must be enrolled for purposes of meeting the educational requirements to take the CPA Exam or to meet the education requirements to obtain certification as a Certified Public Accountant. The applicant may be pursuing an undergraduate accounting degree (or its equivalent); may be pursuing a graduate degree; or may hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in another field and be completing accounting courses necessary to meet the above education requirements. The applicant must certify that he/she intends to complete 150 hours as part of the requirement to become a CPA.
  5. Must be attending a four-year Arkansas college or university.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to students who have completed 75 or more semester hours of coursework (including graduate students) in order to fulfill the educational requirements for being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Students must be enrolled in an Arkansas college or university, and must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in accounting coursework.

Application requirements for the ASCPA Student Education Fund Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Photograph
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: The ASCPA Student Education Fund Board will review scholarship applications at its annual meeting in February. Departments will be notified of scholarship recipients by the end of March. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, professional promise, and other factors considered significant by the Board. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, gender, race, creed, religion, ethnic or national origin, or sexual orientation.

Award Amount: The ASPCA Student Education Fund Board determines the amount of scholarships awarded each year. No single scholarship may exceed $3,000. The scholarships may be awarded for subsequent summer, fall, and/or spring semesters. The ASCPA Student Education Fund Board will disburse the scholarships through the student's college or university.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 10

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 10

Applications are available on the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) website by clicking on the "ASCPA Scholarship Information" link. Please note: Each accounting department of an Arkansas four-year college or university offering an accounting degree shall be allowed to submit one scholarship application for each qualifying faculty member. A qualifying faculty member is a CPA who holds a full-time faculty position or is a department chair, and is a regular or educator member of the ASCPA. The accounting department may decide how to determine which applications are submitted. In addition to a completed application, each student must submit the following documents: official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended, including the most recent fall semester; a current resume that includes educational and employment history (one page); a signed letter of recommendation from an accounting faculty member on school letterhead; a signed letter of recommendation from a non-relative; and a current photograph of himself/herself that may be used for publication. Applications must be submitted to the student's accounting department chairperson. The chairperson must include a numerical ranking of all applicants. The applications must be sent by the chairperson to the ASPCA. The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 10, or the following Monday if Feb. 10 falls on a weekend.
Contact: Robin Harris
Address: Student Education Fund 11300 Executive Center Drive Little Rock, Arkansas 72211-4352

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