Becker Professional Educationannounced on Tuesday itsNewton D. Becker 2015 scholarship program, set to award over $225,000 to more than 120 CPA candidates. Applicants will have an opportunity to receive one of 20 full CPA Exam Review scholarships, valued at $3,393 each, or one of 100 scholarships valued at $1,697 each.
“The scholarship program is an excellent way to carry on Newton’s vision,” said Tim McClinton, vice president of U.S. Accounting at Becker Professional Education, in a statement. “The hard-working students and professionals who receive these scholarships will be able to pursue the gold standard in the profession: the CPA credential.”
Entering its third year, the scholarship honors Newton D. Becker, who founded the institute in 1957 and pioneered their method of preparing candidates for the CPA Exam. The scholarship program was created to further his legacy of helping dedicated students and professionals fulfill their goals of earning the CPA credential.
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment in Becker’s CPA Exam Review, demonstrate financial need, and fulfill other application requirements including the demonstration of character, leadership and commitment to community service.
Applications are due Feb. 2, 2015 and recipients will be notified of their status on Feb. 27, 2015. For additional information, and to apply, visit Becker's site here.