Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
220
Days
March 1 2022
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

Description

The AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. Students interested in being considered for more than one AICPA Legacy Scholarship need to complete only one application ÔÇö applicants will be evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible in the program. All applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered. This award provides financial assistance to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the studentÔÇÖs financial aid office to be used towards payment of tuition and expenses directly related to obtaining a degree. This award is renewable; however, renewals are neither automatic nor guaranteed. Students who wish to renew their scholarship award must reapply the following year. The AICPA Minority Scholarship was created in 1969 with the purpose of increasing the representation of ethnically diverse CPA professionals. For more than four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to over 8,000 accounting scholars. An ethnic minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American). Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an accounting or accounting-related major. (Accounting-related shall be as determined by Sponsors in SponsorsÔÇÖ sole discretion.). Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA. Attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in the U.S. or territories for the full 2021-22 academic year. Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2021. Maintaining an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the 2021-22 academic year (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship). An AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost: https://thiswaytocpa.com/join-aicpa/. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder). Some financial need (i.e., not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed oneÔÇÖs educational expenses). Enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is regionally, nationally or internationally accredited for the full 2021-22 academic year. The program must be accepted by the state board of accountancy as meeting the educational requirements necessary for CPA licensure in the state you intend to become licensed OR in the state where your program is located. Willingness to remain engaged with the AICPA and to provide feedback for the development of this and other programs by the Association.

Amount Details

$3,000
Low Amount Awarded
$5,000
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native students
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Accounting
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

How to Apply

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