PICPA Accounting Scholarships & Awards

Accounting Scholarships & Awards

The Pennsylvania CPA Foundation helps future CPAs reach their goals through scholarships and awards. A total of more than $213,000 was awarded in 2021!

Congratulations, 2022 winners!

Applications will open in January 2023.

Academic Merit Scholarships

  • Are you a full-time accounting student attending a Pennsylvania college or university?
  • Have you completed intermediate accounting?
  • Have you earned 45 credits and a minimum GPA of 3.4?

Diversity Scholarships

  • Are you a full-time accounting student attending a Pennsylvania college or university?
  • Are you an ethnic minority?
  • Have you earned 30 credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0?

Community College Scholarships

  • Are you attending a community or junior college in Pennsylvania and/or intending to transfer to a four-year college/university with a major in accounting?
  • Have you earned a minimum GPA of 3.0?

High School Scholarships

  • Are you a senior attending a Pennsylvania high school?
  • Are you interested in studying accounting in college?

Opportunities for CPA Exam Candidates

If you are currently preparing for, studying for, or taking the CPA Exam we are here to help! See below for scholarships and programs that will allow you to focus on what matters the most: passing.

CPA Exam Scholarships

Earn a $1,000 scholarship to support costs that come with preparing for and passing the CPA Exam.

Applicants must have their NTS (Notice to Schedule) receipt to apply.

Awards will be distributed to deserving applicants on a rolling basis through April 15.

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The PassNow program assists minority CPA Exam candidates with studying for and passing the Exam. Chosen candidates will study (and pass!) using Surgent CPA Review's full four-part course.

Application closed for this year.

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This year we celebrate the PICPA’s 125th anniversary.

As we reflect on the history of the association and the CPA profession, will you consider how you can make it a better place for those ahead? Your investment in the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation will inspire the leaders of the next 125 years.

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