Legacy Scholarship program provides hundreds of thousands of dollars to students studying accounting and pursuing a CPA
NEW YORK (December 11, 2019) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is now accepting applications for its Legacy Scholarships, a program intended to strengthen the future of the profession by helping fund the educations of the next generation of CPAs.
Several Legacy Scholarships, funded by the AICPA, the AICPA Foundation, and partners, offer $3,000 to $10,000 per student, with more than $650,000 in total scholarships available. These scholarships provide support to students with a variety of backgrounds, including liberal arts majors pursuing a graduate degree in accounting, minority and female scholars or those transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution.
“The accounting profession is evolving quickly, with CPAs providing more advisory services and increasingly leveraging technology to protect the public interest. We’re going to need bright, young talent to continue to meet these needs,” said Joanne Fiore, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ vice president of professional media, academic and student engagement. “The Legacy Scholarship program helps provide a solid pipeline of new talent entering the profession. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.”
The scholarship awards that comprise the 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, which provides $5,000 to up to 10 students transferring from a two-year school to a four-year program to complete their accounting degree.
- AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs, which offers $5,000 to up to 25 students interested in pursuing their CPA license after graduation.
Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020. Scholarship and application details are available online.