PICPA College Scholarships

Application Window Has Closed

2018 scholarship winners will be in announced in May!

Presented by:
Pennsylvania CPA Foundation

If you are a declared accounting major, the PICPA can help you with your college financial needs.

PICPA scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and many may be renewed for an additional year, provided each student maintains the application criteria and satisfies other renewal requirements established by the PICPA.

Who can apply

  • Applicants are required to be currently enrolled full time at a Pennsylvania college/university (not limited to those listed below) and must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours.
  • Applicants are required to have declared a major in accounting.
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
  • Applicants are required to have completed Intermediate Accounting I with a GPA of 3.0 or better. 
  • Students completing their education requirements in May through August 2018 are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Awards are given on a competitive basis to candidates that best satisfy the requirements of high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need, and intent to pursue a career in accounting.

Regional Scholarships by School

Some PICPA scholarships are awarded geographically and apply to specific colleges/universities. No additional applications are required to apply for a regional scholarship. To apply, complete the regular application through the link above.

Central Chapter

Juniata College, Lock Haven University, Mount Aloysius College, Pennsylvania State - University Park, Pennsylvania State - Altoona, Saint Francis University, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown

Erie Chapter

Edinboro University, Gannon University, Mercyhurst College, Pennsylvania State - Behrend

Lehigh Valley

Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh CCC, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Northampton CC

Northeastern Chapter

Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, Keystone College, Marywood University, University of Scranton, Misericordia University, King's College, Wilkes University

Pittsburgh Chapter

Butler CCC, California University of PA, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, CC of Allegheny County, CC of Beaver County, Duquesne, Geneva College, LaRoche College, Penn State - McKeesport, Point Park, Robert Morris, University of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College, Waynesburg University

Southwestern Chapter

Cambria-Rowe Business College, Indiana University of PA, Penn State - Fayette & New Kensington, Saint Vincent College, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Seton Hill University, Community College of Allegheny County, Westmoreland CCC


For further information about scholarships, email the Careers in Accounting Team at schools@picpa.org or call (888) 272-2001.

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