Accounting Scholarships, Competitions, & Awards

The PICPA helps future CPAs reach their goals through 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.

Congratulations 2017 winners!

Presented by:
Pennsylvania CPA Foundation

Student Scholarships


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.

Application open now! Deadline to apply is March 19, 2018.

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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, 2018.

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Student Writing Competition

Thanks to all who competed in the 2017 competition. The 2017 competition was the final year of the contest. Thank you to all the schools, students, and professors who supported the competition throughout the years. Watch for new initiatives to benefit accounting students via the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation.

View the 2017 winners and their papers. 

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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