CPA Exam Scholarships

Each year the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation awards $20,000 in CPA Exam scholarships.

See below for dates and requirements to apply for a $1,000 scholarship!

Applications will be accepted:

1st window:
Sept. 1 – Oct. 31

2nd window:
Nov. 1 – Dec. 1


To be eligible to apply, candidates must:

  1. Be a PICPA member. Not a member? It's quick and easy to join, we'll walk you through it in the scholarship app or you can visit
  2. Be a permanent Pennsylvania resident.
  3. Be preapproved to test by NASBA (you must have a bachelor's degree to be approved to test) and agree to sit for at least one part within six months of the date on the application approval letter.
  4. Not have already completed all four parts of the exam, but may have completed zero to three parts.
  5. Not have any scholarship, grant, or other funding sources that would cover exam fees, and are not receiving reimbursement from an employer or other source at the time of application. Those who have received funding in the past but no longer have current funding may still be eligible.
  6. Not be a previous winner of the CPA Exam scholarship.

    *** Applicants must submit a copy of the Notice to Schedule AND a copy of the receipt for payment of the application fee, as well any exam fees with your application (copy of credit card statement is acceptable). These copies can be submitted as attachments (PDF format is recommended) at the end of this application.

Questions about the CPA Exam scholarships or your eligibility?

Contact the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation team at (215) 496-9272 or

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