New York (January 24, 2013) – The American Institute of CPAs has announced that undergraduate and graduate level accounting students may now apply online for scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.With recent reports showing that the average student loan debt for a graduating senior is almost $27,000, any help defraying the costs of college is welcome for students – and their parents. “The AICPA is committed to ensuring that qualified students can get the education they need to take advantage of the possibilities a career as a CPA offers,” said Scott Moore, Director – Career Awareness. “I encourage all eligible students to review the opportunities available, both through the AICPA’s scholarship program and also those listed on ThisWayToCPA.”
“To me, the value of an AICPA scholarship doesn’t lie solely in meeting a student’s financial needs,” said Ronald Dukes, a 2012-2013 Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students recipient and a Master's of Accountancy student at Villanova University. “This scholarship has provided me with inspiration and passion to impact a positive change in the accounting profession and to set an example for my peers to follow.”
The AICPA will award more than 100 scholarships overall, totaling more than $350,000, to the best and brightest accounting students in the nation. Undergraduate and graduate-level accounting students may apply online no later than Monday, April 1, 2013.Students may apply online at ThisWayToCPA.com, or at the links below:
- AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship: awards 10 scholarships to undergraduate and/or graduate students
- AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship: awards 10 scholarships to non-business majors pursuing their graduate studies in accounting
- AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students: awards 80+ scholarships to minority undergraduate and/or graduate students
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