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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 this year's 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 and can be renewed annually.

Congratulations 2015 Scholarship Winners!

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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, 2015

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150 Hour Scholarships

Earn up to a $5,000 scholarship to support the costs associated with completing the additional college credit hours needed to become a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania. 

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Student Writing Competition

Research and write an essay on the topic, “What Does It Mean to Be an Ethical CPA?” Accounting and business majors can compete for prizes a grand prize of $3,000! 

Congratulations winners!

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Build an App for a  Better Audit

Using your accounting and auditing knowledge, create a web-based app that improves the financial reporting or auditing process. Grand prize is $3,000! 

Congratulations winners! 
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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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