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:
- AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award, which provides $10,000 to up to four undergraduate and graduate students who intend to earn their CPA.
- American Woman’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) Scholarship Award, which offers $5,000 to up to four outstanding women pursuing a degree in accounting.
- AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award, which gives $5,000 to up to five non-accounting or business degree holders pursuing a graduate degree in accounting.
- AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students, which offers $3,000 to $5,000 to approximately 90 outstanding minority students to encourage their study of accounting.
- AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award, provides $5,000 to up to 25 students transferring from a two-year school to a four-year program to complete their accounting degree.
See the complete list of recipients at https://thiswaytocpa.com/alsrecipients/.
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 www.ThisWayToCPA.com starting December 1, 2019.