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.
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.
Requirements: An eligible applicant must be/have:
An underrepresented minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American)
Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the academic year. (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship)
Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an “accounting-related” major. (“Accounting-related” shall be as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.)
Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA
Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting.
Acceptance/Enrollment at a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university located in the U.S. states or territories for full academic year. The business program must be accredited by the AACSB and/or ACBSP
Maintained an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
An AICPA student affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost: http://www.thiswaytocpa.com/aicpa-student-membership
A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
Some financial need (i.e., not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed one’s educational expenses)
Note: AICPA staff and their family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship
Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 5,000
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