PICPA - CPA Exam Scholarships

CPA Exam Scholarships

PICPA's CPA Exam Scholarships are designed to help cover some of the costs associated with successfully passing the CPA Exam. Scholarships of $500 will be awarded to PICPA members who best meet the following requirements.

How to Apply

Online applications are accepted each year during the following windows; the application link will be live once the window opens:

  • April 1 through June 30
  • October 1 through November 30

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To be eligible to apply, candidates must:

  1. Be a PICPA student, associate, or accounting affiliate member.
  2. Be a US citizen and permanent Pennsylvania resident
  3. Be pre-approved to test by NASBA (you must have a bachelor's degree to be approved to test) and agree to sit for at least one part within six months of the date on the application approval letter.**
  4. Not have already completed all four parts of the exam, but may have completed zero to three parts.
  5. Have no current funding sources that would cover exam fees, nor currently be eligible for reimbursement from an employer or other source at the time of application. Those who have received funding in the past but no longer have current funding may still be eligible. Contact the PICPA Member Relations Team at (215) 496-9272 or membership@picpa.org with questions.
  6. Not be a previous winner of the CPA Exam Scholarship.

**Applicants must submit a copy of the Notice to Schedule AND a copy of the receipt for payment of the application fee, as well any exam fees with your application (copy of credit card statement is acceptable). These copies can be submitted as attachments (PDF format is recommended) at the end of the application.

If you are chosen as a scholarship recipient then you must also:

  • Agree to submit a copy of the letter sent by CPA Examination Services upon successful completion of all four parts of the CPA Exam.
  • Agree to notify PICPA of receipt of the Pennsylvania CPA License.

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CPA Exam Review Course Discounts


 Congratulations to the Winners

See the Fall 2013 CPA Exam Scholarship winners.

Accounting Affiliate Membership

Recent graduates* can join as an Accounting Affiliate memeber for only $25 per year. Visit www.picpa.org/affiliate for more information.

*ligibility limited to five years past your graduation date.


Contact the Member Relations Team at (215) 496-9272 or membership@picpa.org.