The Foundation is seeking applicants who understand the critical role that CPAs play in our society and who are eager to join a profession built on a commitment to serve the public interest. The CPA of the future must have the ability to analyze complex information and communicate it in ways that people can understand. The Foundation encourages applications from students who enjoy finding practical significance in abstract ideas, have strong interpersonal skills, and are technologically adept, highly disciplined, and equally productive whether working alone or in collaboration.

Applicants are asked to provide information demonstrating that they possess these traits or have the potential to develop them.

The NC CPA Foundation has three scholarship levels. Based on your eligibility, the application will automatically default to the scholarship you qualify for.

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

$1,500 Scholarships

To attract and support the next generation of CPAs, the Foundation is offering scholarships to students enrolled at North Carolina community colleges who have been recommended by their professor/instructor or a North Carolina CPA because they are pursuing an associate degree with the intent to enroll in a four-year program and have the potential to become a CPA.

Structure of the Scholarship:
Students who are awarded scholarships will receive one half of their awards at the time awards are given and the second half during their first term of enrollment in an upper-division accounting course following their admission to a four-year degree program. Students then become immediately eligible for Undergraduate Program “Declared Major” scholarships (after submitting brief renewal applications), contingent upon affirmation of their commitment to establish academic eligibility to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

$2,000 Scholarships

To attract and support the next generation of CPAs, the Foundation is offering scholarships to undergraduate students entering or enrolled at North Carolina colleges and universities. Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate program that will allow them to achieve the accounting concentration required to sit for the CPA Exam or to earn the undergraduate hours needed to enroll in a graduate program in order to achieve the concentration.

Structure of the Scholarship:
Undergraduate Program scholarships consist of two types—Pre-Declaration and Declared Major.

Pre-Declaration: Students who are awarded scholarships prior to declaration of a major will receive one half of their awards at the time awards are made and the second half in their first term of enrollment following their acceptance into a program which will result in academic eligibility to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. Students then become immediately eligible for Declared Major scholarships (after submitting brief renewal applications), contingent upon affirmation of their commitment to establish academic eligibility to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. However, students who are awarded a Pre-Declaration scholarship as a sophomore cannot apply for a Declared Major scholarship until their senior year.

Declared Major: Students who are awarded scholarships after their acceptance into a program which results in being academically eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination will receive one half of their awards at the time awards are made and the second half upon conferral of their degrees (or for non-degree students, upon attainment of the accounting concentration). Students then become immediately eligible for Graduate Program scholarships (after submitting brief renewal applications), contingent upon affirmation of their commitment to establish academic eligibility to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.


GRADUATE PROGRAM

$2,500 Scholarships

To attract and support the next generation of CPAs, the Foundation is offering scholarships to students entering or enrolled in graduate programs at North Carolina universities. Applicants should be enrolled in a graduate accounting program or a graduate program that will allow them to achieve the accounting concentration required to sit for the CPA Exam.

Structure of the Scholarship:
Students who are awarded scholarships after their acceptance into a graduate accounting program will receive one half of their awards at the time awards are made and the second half upon conferral of their degrees.


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