NJ Society of CPAs High School Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $7,000
Awards Available: 15

This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Applicants must:

A) Be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and a NJ resident attending a NJ public, parochial/private or home school high school.

B) Have a cumulative three-year GPA of 3.5 or above OR a minimum total SAT score* (combined evidence-based reading and writing plus math) of 1260 OR minimum composite ACT score of 26. School transcripts and test scores should be submitted via mail, email or fax.

C) Be planning to enter a U.S. college/university in the upcoming fall semester. Students planning to attend a two-year college must submit a letter of intent signed by the student and a parent or legal guardian indicating that the student intends to obtain a four-year degree as an accounting major or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits at a four-year college/university after completing studies at the two-year college.

Application Deadline

Completed applications must be received by midnight December 11, 2019. A completed application includes:

A) Application, submitted online with all required fields completed.

B) Application essay, submitted online with no identifying information (e.g., your name, your school).

C) Guidance Department Form including student grade point average, standardized test score, guidance counselor name and signature, submitted by the student's guidance counselor via mail, email or fax.

D) Copy of SAT or ACT score results, submitted via mail, email or fax.

All of the above components must be received by midnight December 11, 2019 in order for an application to be considered complete. It is the student's responsibility to contact the NJCPA if confirmation of receipt is not received within three (3) business days of submission.

Required Interview

All finalists will be notified by December 27, 2019. Finalists are required to attend an interview on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the NJCPA offices in Roseland, New Jersey. The snow date is Sunday, January 12, 2020. There will be no make-up date.

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