AICPA Awards 2019-20 Legacy Scholarships

September 12, 2019

Legacy Scholars program provides $666,000 to 129 future leaders of the accounting profession.

NEW YORK (September 12, 2019) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) granted $666,000 in academic scholarships to 129 students as part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program.

The program helps students pay for college and provides opportunities to succeed in the profession and to be even more appealing to future employers. Funded by the AICPA, the AICPA Foundation, and partners, the Legacy Scholars program consists of five scholarship categories awarding between $3,000 and $10,000 per student. The scholarships provide support to a variety of students, including liberal arts students pursuing a graduate degree in accounting, minority and female scholars and those transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution.

“The AICPA remains committed to helping the next generation of accounting students earn their degrees and ultimately become CPAs,” said Joanne Fiore, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ vice president of professional media, pathways and inclusion. “Our Legacy Scholars program provides talented students from a wide range of backgrounds with the financial assistance they need to complete their education and resources and guidance to help them get started on their career path.”

The Scholarships that comprise AICPA’s Legacy Scholars Program are:

See the complete list of recipients at

The AICPA will once again be offering scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Students interested in becoming one of the AICPA’s Legacy Scholars should review the eligibility criteria and submit their applications through starting  December 1, 2019.