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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

AICPA/Accountemps Accounting Student Scholarship Award

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship is one of four awards provided through the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. All applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered.

The $10,000 scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education (e.g.; tuition, fees, room and board, and/or books and materials). Awards are non-renewable and past recipients may not re-apply. Payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student.

An eligible applicant must be/have:

-Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an accounting or accounting-related major.
-Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.
-Attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in the U.S. or territories for the full academic year.
-Enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is accredited by the AACSB and/or ACBSP.
-Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2017.
-Maintaining an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
-Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship)
-An AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost:
-A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).
-Some financial need (i.e., not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed one’s educational expenses).


April 1

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Sophomore or Junior

Graduate: First Year Graduate Student, Masters Student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 26, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17