Each year LCPA offers $1000s in scholarships to accounting majors in Louisiana in varying quantity and amount depending on the number of qualifying applicants. LCPA scholarships are generously funded through private donations from our members. To date, we’ve awarded approximately $275,000!
Qualifications for LCPA Scholarships
Enrolled in an accounting program in a Louisiana four-year college or university when the application is filed. “Accounting program” refers to an “accounting major” or its equivalence.
Be at least a fifth semester (or equivalent) student by the fall of the academic year in which the application is filed. Graduate or fifth year students working towards the 150-hour requirement may also apply. Students in a doctoral program are strongly encouraged to apply. One scholarship will be designated specifically for a graduate student working towards a Ph.D.
Students who received scholarships in prior years may reapply for additional awards. However, students who previously won the Christopher E. “Kit” Smith Sr., Alex L. Postlethwaite, Richard J. Roth Jr., or the C. Will Elliott memorial scholarship are not eligible to receive a memorial scholarship in a future year.
Academic merit, achievement, and essay:
Academic merit: Sponsorship by two accounting faculty members.
Academic achievement: 2.50 or better on a grading scale of 4.00 (accounting and overall).
Applicant must be enrolled in an accounting course at the time the scholarship is awarded and be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 semester hours or its equivalent).
Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 1,000
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 500
Kenner, LA 70062-4739
Phone: Telephone: (504) 464-1040, (800) 288-5272
Fax: (504) 469-7930