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Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

Scholarship Description

The AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students provides competitive awards to outstanding full time undergraduate minority students at regionally accredited institutions to encourage their: selection of accounting as a major, entry into the profession and ultimately achieving the CPA designation. Full time graduate students (who are not CPAs) seeking a masters degree in accounting or taxation and students pursuing a masters in business administration, if their undergraduate degree is in accounting, are also eligible for this program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 30 semester hours or equivalent of college work, with at least six hours in accounting. All applicants must have an overall and accounting grade point average of at least 3.3. Awards are primarily based on merit (academic achievement). For purposes of this program, the AICPA defines minority students as those of Black, Native American, Pacific Island races, or of Hispanic ethnic origin. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. The scholarships are awarded by the AICPA Minority Initiatives Committee and are funded by the AICPA Foundation from monies contributed by the AICPA, its members, public accounting firms, and others. The scholarships are awarded once each year (in August) for the following academic year. The maximum award is $5,000 and over the past 10 years the AICPA has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to minority students. To be eligible for a minority undergraduate scholarship, applicants must: be a declared accounting major (this must be indicated on your transcript) with an overall and accounting grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3; have satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, or equivalent college work, including at least six semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; and be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent) at an accredited institution. To be eligible for a minority graduate scholarship, you must: be in a five-year accounting program, or have been an undergraduate accounting major who is presently accepted in a masters level accounting, business administration, finance, or taxation program, or have had any undergraduate major and are now presently accepted in a masters level accounting program; and be enrolled as a full-time student (nine semester hours or equivalent). All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are required to submit a letter of recommendation from either a faculty member or a CPA. Taxation program

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 5000

Deadline: 2017-12-31

Website: http://www.aicpa.org

Sponsoring Organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775

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