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AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students


Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 100

The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars. Funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the following organizations:

Accounting Education Foundation of Texas Society of CPAs
New Jersey Society of CPAs
Virgin Islands Society of CPAs
Robert Half International
South Carolina Association of CPAs
Tennessee Society of CPAs

Scholarship Amount/Payments

Recipients receive individual awards of up to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Application Process

Applications for AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students become available on December 1st and close on March 1st. For application details, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the Minority Scholarship?

Applications are accepted online between December and March 1st on ThisWayToCPA.

When is the deadline for the Minority Scholarship application?

The Minority Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

What is the review/selection process?

Completed applications will be reviewed and ranked by a scholarship selection task force. Recipient selection is based on academic achievement; demonstration of leadership and volunteerism; and overall commitment to becoming a licensed CPA professional.


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