for a better way to pay for college? Look no further. Below is a
listing of NCACPA, AICPA, and other organizations’ scholarships that can
help you on your way. Remember to contact your college financial aid
office for other potential sources of financial aid.
North Carolina CPA Foundation Scholarships
In 2013, the North Carolina CPA Foundation’s annual merit scholarship program received a total of 64 applications from students at 22 North Carolina colleges, universities, and community colleges. Thanks to our members’ generous contributions, the Foundation was able to award 30 scholarships totaling $40,000 to very deserving students. Additionally, 16 awards totaling $16,000 were made from the James L. McCoy Accounting Scholarship Fund. The
awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and all qualified
applicants are offered a complimentary one-year NCACPA membership.
Applications are available online from December 1 to February 12. Click here for more information and to access the online application or contact NCACPA at (800) 722-2836.
Apply today for a 2014 Foundation scholarship!
To view the 2013 winning essay by Blake Hetrick (Campbell University), click here.
you know NCACPA's Chapters award thousands of dollars in scholarships
each year? The association provides each regional chapter with $3,000 to
award academic and needs-based scholarships in their local area.
Click here for more chapter scholarship information!
Outstanding Minority Accounting Student Scholarship
The North Carolina Association of CPAs,
through the North Carolina CPA Foundation and the Minority Action
Committee, recognizes the extraordinary achievement, leadership, and
talent of the state's top minority accounting students each year. This
competitive, merit-based scholarship is designed to reward minority
accounting students for their achievements both inside and outside the
classroom and to support them on their way to a career in accounting. Please contact
the Minority Action Committee staff liaison at (800) 722-2836 for more
Minority Accounting Scholarship Application
2013 Outstanding Minority Accounting Student Scholarship Winners
$2,000—Terresa Dent, East Carolina University, (To view Terresa's winning essay, click here.)
$1,000—Juliana Barber, Western Carolina University
AICPA, Organization, and CPA Firm Scholarships
AICPA Graduate Accounting Scholarships
Liberal arts students wishing to pursue graduate accounting study
can receive financial aid through the AICPA John L. Carey Scholarships
Program. Scholarships are available to all liberal arts degree holders
of any regionally-accredited US institution who wish to pursue a CPA
certificate. For more information on the John L. Carey Scholarship
program, please click here.
AICPA Minority Accounting Scholarships
AICPA offers a Minority Scholarships Program that supports minority
accounting students at the undergraduate and several specific graduate
level programs. Applications can be downloaded here.
Other AICPA and Organization Scholarships
Many organizations offer financial assistance to pursue an accounting education through scholarships. Scan this link for a partial list of scholarship opportunities.