About the Scholarship

The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accountants which provides scholarship opportunities to accounting students. The scholarship provides competitive awards to outstanding full-time undergraduate minority students at accredited institutions to encourage and support their selection of accounting as a major, and interest to study in the accounting profession. Scholarship aid may be used to cover the overall expenses of a student's academic study.

How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • The scholarship applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered for this award.

  • The award is given based on the financial need. Hence all applicants must demonstrate the financial status of their family in order to receive this fund.

  • Candidates are also required to give proof of acceptance to graduate study.

  • In addition to that, all applicants must demonstrate their academic performance by submitting their official scorecards.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The organization is funding $3000 to $5000 through this scholarship award and it is renewable.

The deadline date for this scholarship is 1st March 2020. Hence all applicants are required to submit their online application and official transcripts on or before the given deadline date.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An ethnic minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American).

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in accounting or accounting-related major.

  • Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.

  • Attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in the U.S. 

  • Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2020.

  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate and must maintain an overall and major GPA of at least 3.

  • Enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is regionally, nationally or internationally accredited for the full 2020-21 academic year.

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