AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs

About this Award: 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accountants. In addition to the many services offered to members, the AICPA provides a number of programs to students. The AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs is open to all students interested in pursuing the CPA license after graduation.





Number of Awards Available: 




Appilcation is from Dec. 1 - Mar. 1, annually


Region of Study: 

Worldwide (must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident).



Level of Study: 

Undergraduate; Graduate


Eligibility : 

Applicants must be:

• Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. (Accounting-related shall be as determined by Sponsors in Sponsors’ sole discretion.)

 Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.

• Attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in the U.S. or territories for the full 2021-22 academic year.

• Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2021.

• Maintaining an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

• 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 2021-22 academic year. (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship)

• An AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost:

• 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).

• Enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is regionally, nationally or internationally accredited for the full 2021-22 academic year. The program must be accepted by the state board of accountancy as meeting the educational requirements necessary for CPA licensure in the state you intend to become licensed OR in the state where your program is located.

• Willingness to remain engaged with the AICPA and to provide feedback for the development of this and other programs by the Association.


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Field(s) of Study: 
Accounting;   Economics;   Finance;   Mathematics;