AICPA seeks applications for 2020 Legacy Scholarships

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The American Institute of CPAs has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2020 Legacy Scholarships, which helps fund accounting students' collegiate education.

Legacy Scholarships, funded by the AICPA, the AICPA Foundation and its partners, offer $3,000 to $10,000 scholarships per student, with more than $650,000 in total scholarships available this year. Scholarships will go toward students with a variety of backgrounds, including liberal arts majors pursuing graduate degrees in accounting, minority and female scholars, and students transferring from a two- to four-year institution.

“The accounting profession is evolving quickly, with CPAs providing more advisory services and increasingly leveraging technology to protect the public interest. We’re going to need bright, young talent to continue to meet these needs,” stated Joanne Fiore, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ vice president of professional media, academic and student engagement. “The Legacy Scholarship program helps provide a solid pipeline of new talent entering the profession. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.”

Scholarship awards in the AICPA’s Legacy Scholars program include:

  • AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award: Provides $10,000 to up to four undergraduate and graduate students who intend to earn their CPA.
  • American Woman’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) Scholarship Award: Offers $5,000 to up to four outstanding women pursuing accounting degrees.
  • AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award: Offers $5,000 to up to five non-accounting or business degree holders pursuing a graduate accounting degree.
  • AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students: Offers $3,000 to $5,000 to approximately 90 minority students.
  • AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award: Provides $5,000 to up to 10 students transferring from a two- to four-year accounting program.
  • AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs: Offers $5,000 to up to 25 students interested in pursuing their CPA license after graduation.

Applications will be accepted between Dec. 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020. For scholarship and application information, head to ThisWaytoCPA's site here.

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