There are many scholarships available for accounting students. Before taking on loans, students should exhaust all scholarship options so that they are not saddled with debt upon graduation.
There are many scholarships available for accounting students. Before taking on loans, students should exhaust all scholarship options so that they are not saddled with debt upon graduation. The following are just some of the accounting scholarships available:
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) represents and advances the interest of the accounting profession. It is the world’s largest accounting association, with almost 377,000 members located in over 128 countries. It also develops and grades the CPA exam, sets the profession’s ethical standards, and establishes the profession’s auditing standards. In order to advance the profession, the AICPA provides the following scholarships:
The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students, which provides $12,000 a year, seeks to increase the number of minority CPA professors in higher education classrooms. The scholarship is for students who fulfil the following requirements:
The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship strives to increase the number of accounting students with non-business backgrounds. The scholarship provides $5,000 a year. The requirements for applicants are:
The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship is for accounting students who plan on becoming CPAs. The scholarship provides $2,500 a year. Students must:
Providing $3,000 a year, the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students is for minority undergraduate and graduate students who plan on pursuing the CPA license. The requirements for applicants are:
Besides AICPA scholarships, students should check with their school, community organisations, and the state board of accounting for scholarship options.
About the AICPA. (2012) American Institute of CPAs.