PICPA - Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

PICPA offers a variety of scholarships and awards to help defray the cost of education and honor outstanding scholastic achievement. Scholarship amounts range from $500-$5,000!

Scholarship candidates are judged by their intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need, and intent to pursue a career in accounting.


College Scholarships

Students from any Pennsylvania college/university who meets the requirements can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and can be renewed annually until the completion of a recipient's degree. 

Applications now closed. Congratulations 2014 Winners!

Plus! Some scholarships are awarded geographically and apply to specific colleges/universities.

For Graduates

CPA Exam Scholarships

Designed to help cover some of the costs associated with taking the CPA Exam. These scholarships are worth $500 and the application windows are Mar. 1 - April 30 and Oct. 1 - Nov. 30. View full details.

150 Hour Scholarships

Designed to help cover some of the costs associated with completing the additional credit hours needed to become a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who best satisfy the requirements. View full details.


Student Writing Competition

Accounting and business majors can compete for prizes for themselves and their schools as they address current issues in the accounting profession. View details.

Outstanding Senior Award - Faculty ONLY

One senior accounting major at each Pennsylvania college offering an accounting degree is selected by college faculty for the prestigious award. View details.

Outstanding Educator Award

PICPA recognizes an educator who has distinguished themselves in the classroom setting. View details.

AICPA Scholarship Suite

Pay for school now with a variety of scholarships available to high school and college students! Learn more.

A Future Behind Every Scholarship

Read scholarship recipient stories and consider donating to the Scholarship Fund. 

Congratulations 2014 Winners!
Over $300,000 awarded in scholarships and awards! You could be next...

Your Questions Answered

Get answers to your scholarship questions on this CPA Now blog post or for further information, e-mail the Careers in Accounting Team or call (888) 272-2001.