Scholarships

    AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. Additionally, we encourage students to contact their state CPA societies and college/university financial aid offices for other potential sources of financial assistance. For additional information about the scholarships listed on this page, visit the following websites:

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    AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students 

    The AICPA Minority Doctoral Fellowship seeks to increase the representation of ethnically diverse CPA professors in college/university classrooms. 
     
    Requirements: An eligible student must be/have

    • a) applied to a doctoral program and am awaiting word on acceptance; b) been accepted into a doctoral program; or c)already matriculated in a doctoral program and pursuing appropriate coursework
    • earned a Master’s Degree and/or completed at least 3 years of full-time experience in the accounting practice
    • be a minority student of Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; or Native American ethnicity
    • attend school on a full-time basis and remain enrolled full-time until attaining one’s doctoral degree
    • be a CPA or plan to pursue the CPA credential

    Amount: $12,000/year

    Learn more at the program website.

    AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship 

    The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to accounting majors who plan to become CPAs.

    Requirements: An eligible student must be/have:

    • a full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting student  
    • completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting
    • a major and overall GPA of 3.0

    Amount: $2,500/year

    Learn more about the program here.

    AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship 

    The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and other non-business related degree holders who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA designation.
     
    Requirements: An eligible student must be/have
    • obtained a liberal arts or non-business undergraduate degree prior to enrolling in a graduate accounting program
    • not earned more than 12 credits in accounting or business during their undergraduate program
    • been accepted into, or am in the process of applying to, a graduate program in accounting that is accredited by AACSB International or ACBSP
    • not already be actively participating in a graduate accounting program
    • intending to pursue a CPA certificate

    Amount: $5,000/year

    Learn more about this scholarship program here.

    AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students 

    The AICPA Minority Scholarship program provides awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate minority students who plan to pursue the CPA licensure.

    Requirements: An eligible applicant must be/have:

    • a full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting student
    • an underrepresented minority in the accounting profession 
    • completed at least 30 semester hours in college coursework with at least 6 semester hours in accounting
    • a major and overall GPA of 3.3

    Amount: Up to $5,000/year

    Additional program information is available here.

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