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Accounting Scholarships, Competitions, & Awards    

The PICPA helps future CPAs reach their goals with scholarships and awards that honor outstanding scholastic achievement. Candidates are judged on intellect, leadership, financial need, and the intent to pursue a career in accounting. Check out the most recent winners here.



College Scholarships

Earn scholarships from $500-$5,000 to support you throughout your college career. Scholarships are open to accounting students from any Pennsylvania college or university.

Applications are now closed. Winners will be contacted in late May.

CPA Exam Scholarships

Earn a $500 scholarship to support costs that come with preparing for and passing the CPA Exam.

Application windows are April 1–June 30 and Oct. 1–Nov. 30, 2016

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Student Writing Competition

Research and write an essay on the topic, “How will the emergence of big data affect the CPA profession?” Accounting and business majors can compete for prizes a grand prize of $3,000! 

The 2016 Student Writing Competition is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!

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Educator Awards


Outstanding Senior Award

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

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Outstanding Educator Award

The PICPA recognizes an educator annually who is distinguished in the classroom and actively involved in the accounting profession.

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