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December 2, 2020

Applications open for AICPA scholarships

By Joe Pickard

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA is currently accepting applications for a range of scholarships which are intended to strengthen the pipeline of young talent entering the profession.

AICPA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities, ranging from students studying advanced high school accounting to practicing CPAs who wish to earn doctorates and become professors of accounting. The deadline for all scholarships is 1 March 2021.

High school scholarships

The AICPA Foundation High School Scholarship provides $2,000 each to 10 high school seniors who have taken the Advanced High School Accounting program and who intend to continue their accounting studies at an accredited college or university.

Legacy scholarships

The AICPA Legacy Scholarships, funded by the AICPA, the AICPA Foundation, and partners, offer $3,000 to $10,000 per student, with more than $700,000 in total scholarships available. These scholarships provide support to students from diverse backgrounds, including liberal arts majors pursuing a graduate degree in accounting, minority and female scholars and those transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution.

Doctoral scholarships

The Minority Doctoral Fellowship program provides $12,000 to 25 students, renewable for up to an additional four years, assuming students continue to meet eligibility requirements, and is intended to bolster racial and ethnic diversity among accounting educators at colleges and universities.

The William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarship program offers a one-time award of $10,000 to five accounting Ph.D. candidates who demonstrate significant potential to become mentors for the next generation of CPAs.

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