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College Scholarships

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

PICPA scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and many can be renewed annually until the completion of a recipient's degree, provided each student maintains the application criteria and satisfies any 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 36 credit hours.
  • Applicants are required to have declared a major in accounting.
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Students completing their education requirements in May - Aug 2015 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.

Application Details

Application now closed. Congratulations 2015 winners!

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

Two scholarships - $1500 each
Juniata College, Lock Haven University, Mount Aloysius College, Pennsylvania State - University Park, Pennsylvania State - Altoona, Saint Francis University, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown

Erie Chapter

Two scholarships - $500 each
Edinboro University, Gannon University, Mercyhurst College, Pennsylvania State - Behrend

Lehigh Valley

Two scholarships - $1000 each
Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh CCC, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Northampton CC

Northeastern Chapter

Three scholarships - $1000 each
Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, Keystone College, Marywood University, University of Scranton, Misericordia University, King's College, Wilkes University

Pittsburgh Chapter

Five scholarships - $1500 each
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

Five scholarships - $1500 each
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, e-mail the Careers in Accounting Team at schools@picpa.org or call (888) 272-2001.

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