AICPA Scholarships offers more than $650,000 to the Next Generation of CPAs

December 11, 2019

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:

Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020. Scholarship and application details are available online.