Looking for a better way to pay for college? Look no further. Below are NCACPA, AICPA, and other organizations’ scholarships that can help you on your way. Remember to contact your college’s financial aid office for additional financial aid resources.

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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.  Learn more

Chapter Scholarships

Did you know NCACPA Chapters award thousands of dollars in scholarships every year? The association provides each regional chapter with $3,000 to support academic and needs-based scholarships across North Carolina.

❖ Albemarle/Outer Banks Application
Cape Fear Application
Catawba Valley Application
Charlotte Application
❖ Coastal Plains Application
Foothills Application
Northwest Piedmont Application
❖ Piedmont Application  Triangle Application
Western Carolina Application

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 information. Apply Here.

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.  Learn more

AICPA Minority Accounting Scholarships

AICPA offers a Minority Scholarships Program that supports minority accounting students at the undergraduate and several specific graduate level programs.  Apply

Other AICPA and Organization Scholarships

Many organizations offer financial assistance to pursue an accounting education through scholarships.  Learn more