Scholarships and Fellowships 

The AICPA Foundation is proud to award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships awards to the nation’s top accounting scholars. For over four decades, the Foundation’s generous support has helped to make thousands of students’ goals a reality. Scholarship awards are offered to students from the undergraduate to doctoral levels, with an emphasis on enhancing the skills and strengths of tomorrow’s CPA leaders.

Learn more about the AICPA scholarship opportunities below:

Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the AICPA Foundation

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

The Doctoral Fellowship aims to increase the number of ethnically diverse CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. The program provides individual awards of $12,000/year to doctoral candidates who show significant potential to becoming educators in the classroom.

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

The John L. Carey Scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

The Minority Scholarship's goal is to increase the ethnic diversity of the CPA profession by offering scholarship awards to undergraduate and graduate level students.  Since 1969 this program has awarded more than $14 million to approximately 8,000 accounting students.

AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship

AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have earned an associate’s degree in business, accounting, finance or economics with a declared intent to major in accounting at a four-year college or university.


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