AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award

About this Award: 

Robert Half is proud to sponsor the AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award, providing financial assistance to outstanding accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession.


Robert Half helps professionals find meaningful careers and companies find the skilled professionals they need to be successful. Turn to Robert Half for expertise in accounting and finance roles. Robert Half also contributes to the AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students.



$10,000 USD


Number of Awards Available: 




Application period is from December 21, 2021 - March 1, 2022


Region of Study: 

United States


Level of Study: 

Undergraduate; Graduate


Eligibility : 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• 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.


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