About the Scholarship

The PICPA Student Writing Competition is awarded by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), a professional accountancy branch that specializes in Certified Public Accountants in 4 aspects - Public, Commerce, Education, and Government.

PICPA Student Writing Competition is a research report competition that promotes research on the ongoing issues of society. The evaluation process of the contest will be done individually on the applicant's creativity and presentation.


How to Apply?

In order to be considered for the PICPA Student Writing Competition, the applicant is expected to write a research paper on the topic mentioned on the official website of PICPA. The report must be in proper format and self-made.

The report must be submitted via mail to the address provided or could be emailed online, on or before the deadline date.


Scholarship Amount

The three monetary rewards provided by the PICPA Student Writing Competition are as follows:

  • $3000 - first prize
  • $1800 - second prize
  • $1200 - third prize

The applicants who have not graduated by the time of the result declaration, those individuals will be provided a one-year complimentary PICPA membership.


Deadline Information

The report must be submitted via mail to the address provided or could be emailed online, on or before the deadline date of March 15.


Eligibility Criteria

The PICPA Student Writing Competition requires the eligible candidates to:

  • attend a Pennsylvania college or university OR maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania while attending an out-of-state college or university.

  • be an accounting or business major.

  • be an undergraduate or graduate U.S. student.

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