More Than $380,000 in Accounting Scholarships Now Available from AICPA

Streamlined Platform Allows Students to Easily Apply for Multiple Scholarship Awards

February 3, 2015

Contact: James Schiavone, 212-596-6119,

New York (February 3, 2015) –
 The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce that the AICPA Legacy Scholarship application is now available on for the 2015-2016 academic year. The new application process is more streamlined and convenient, allowing students to fill out a single application for all four AICPA Legacy Scholarship awards.

The AICPA Legacy Scholars Program will provide more than 100 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, totaling more than $380,000, to deserving undergraduate and graduate accounting students from across the nation.

“The AICPA has a long history of investing in the future of the profession by awarding scholarships to highly qualified accounting students,” said Joanne Fiore, AICPA vice president, professional media, pathways and inclusion. “Our AICPA Legacy Scholars program helps students defray the cost of their education, while helping instill a commitment to public service that the accounting profession is known for.”

The AICPA Legacy Scholars program, which was established in 2011, awards recipients with a one-year scholarship and uses service work to help them develop the soft skills, including leadership and communications, needed to maintain a successful career. Scholarship recipients plan, promote and execute an eight-hour service project each semester. The service activity must relate to accounting, serve the community and be meaningful to the student.

The AICPA Legacy Scholars program comprises four distinct awards:

·         AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship

·         AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship

·         AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

·         AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Scholarship funding is provided by contributions from the AICPA Foundation, Robert Half International, Accountemps, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Virgin Islands Society of CPAs.

AICPA Legacy Scholars are Student Affiliate Members of the AICPA, which is a free membership option available to all currently enrolled college students. Each AICPA Legacy Scholar is assigned a coach to provide guidance on the student’s service project and to advise on questions related to the profession and the work environment.

Students can find more information and apply online at The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

As a service to students, the AICPA offers the National Scholarship Search on ThisWayToCPA. This platform allows students to search a more than 100 scholarships by state and scholarship type. 

For more information, contact