AICPA names 2019-2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients

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The American Institute of CPAs named the 129 recipients of its 2019-2020 Legacy Scholars program, granting a total of $666,000 in academic scholarships.

Part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars Program, this year's scholarship offers financial aid to a wide range of students. The Legacy Scholars program has now awarded over $3 million in scholarships since its launch in 2011. Funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation, the American Women’s Society of CPAs, staffing company Robert Half and numerous state CPA societies.

“The AICPA remains committed to helping the next generation of accounting students earn their degrees and ultimately become CPAs,” said Joanne Fiore, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ vice president of professional media, pathways and inclusion, in a statement. “Our Legacy Scholars program provides talented students from a wide range of backgrounds with the financial assistance they need to complete their education, and resources and guidance to help them get started on their career path.”

The Legacy Scholars program consists of five scholarship categories, awarding between $3,000 and $10,000 per student. Scholarships help a wide variety of students, including liberal arts students pursuing a graduate degree in accounting, minority and female scholars, and students transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution.

This year's scholarships include:

  • The AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award, which provides $10,000 to up to four undergraduate and graduate students who intend to earn their CPA license.
  • The AWCPA Scholarship Award, which offers $5,000 to up to four outstanding women pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award, which gives $5,000 to up to five non-accounting or business degree holders pursuing a graduate degree in accounting.
  • The AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students, which offers $3,000 to $5,000 to approximately 90 outstanding minority students to encourage their study of accounting.
  • The AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship Award, which provides $5,000 to up to 25 students transferring from a two-year school to a four-year program to complete their accounting degree.

For the complete list of 2019-2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients, head to ThisWaytoCPA's site here.

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