The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) announced on Friday that they've awarded scholarships totaling $250,000 to 97 accounting students attending 18 different colleges and universities in the state.

Notably, four top students were awarded the King Foundation scholarships, worth $25,000 each.

Since 1991, the TSCPA has awarded approximately $3.5 million to over 3,000 students pursuing an accounting degree and CPA licensure.

TSCPA scholarships are primarily funded through the Life Associates Program. Established in 1978, the Life Associates Program recognizes CPAs who make significant contributions to the scholarship fund for Tennessee accounting students. The program has gone on to recognize over 640 CPAs and now provides up to $300,000 in scholarships annually to deserving accounting students in the state.

Scholarships are determined on the basis of academic achievement, proven leadership, professor recommendations, and financial need. 

For more on the TSCPA and the Life Associates Program, head to the Society's site here.