Scholarship Overview: The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.
Background: The John L. Carey Scholarship was established by members of the accounting profession to honor John Carey upon his retirement from the AICPA in 1969. During his 40-year tenure at the AICPA, Mr. Carey served as administrative vice president; executive director; and as editor and publisher of the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Carey dedicated his entire career to serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.
Award Amount: $5,000 per recipient for one year. Payments are sent directly to the school for credit to the account of the student. This scholarship is a non-renewable award.
Number of Recipients: Up to 5 students per academic year
Application Process: The 2018-19 John L. Carey Scholarship application will be available in December 2017. The application window will close on March 1, 2018. For application details, click here.
Selection Process: A scholarship selection task force will review all qualified applications and select up to five scholarship recipients based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interests in accounting. All applicants will be notified by email of the final selection by August 1.
Questions: Contact the AICPA by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.