The AICPA announced on Tuesday that the AICPA Legacy Scholarship application is now available on ThisWayToCPA.com for the 2015-2016 academic year. The new application process allows students to fill out a single application for all four AICPA Legacy Scholarship awards.
The Legacy Scholars Program will provide more than 100 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, totaling more than $380,000, to deserving undergraduate and graduate accounting students from across the nation.
“The AICPA has a long history of investing in the future of the profession by awarding scholarships to highly qualified accounting students,” stated Joanne Fiore, AICPA vice president, professional media, pathways and inclusion. “Our AICPA Legacy Scholars program helps students defray the cost of their education, while helping instill a commitment to public service that the accounting profession is known for.”
Established in 2011, the AICPA Legacy Scholars program awards recipients with a one-year scholarship and uses service work to help them develop the soft skills, including leadership and communications, needed to maintain a successful career. Scholarship recipients plan, promote and execute an eight-hour service project each semester. The service activity must relate to accounting, serve the community and be meaningful to the student.
The AICPA Legacy Scholars program comprises four distinct awards:
- AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship
- AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship
- AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship
- AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Scholarship funding is provided by contributions from the AICPA Foundation, Robert Half Accountemps, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Virgin Islands Society of CPAs.
For more information on the scholarships, or to apply online, head to the AICPA's site here. (The application deadline is April 1, 2015.)