College Scholarships

The Educational Foundation of the Kentucky Society of CPAs Scholarships

If you are an outstanding accounting student and leader, attending a Kentucky college or university, you are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation. Since 1988, the Foundation has provided scholarships in amounts from $1,000 to $2,500. The scholarships recognize scholastic achievement and leadership qualities in students who plan to become CPAs.

Applications for a 2014 scholarship due February 7, 2014

The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Feb. 7, 2014. This year, the Brown-Forman Corporation is offering two scholarships and two, full-time paid summer internships for minority students. Please indicate your interest in the area provided on the application form. Scholarship winners will be notified by March 30. The scholarships will be presented at the Kentucky Society of CPAs Awards late April.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a Kentucky-based college or university and be at least a sophomore at the time of application,
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and an accounting grade point average of 3.0,
  • Have completed Principles of Accounting, 
  • Have completed or are enrolled in Intermediate Accounting,
  • Indicate plans to sit for the CPA exam (applicants who have completed all or parts of the exam are also eligible),
  • Intend to stay and work/live in Kentucky upon graduation,
  • If selected, recipient needs to agree to submit an application for student membership for the KyCPA before the scholarship is awarded. 

To apply for a scholarship, applicants should complete the online application form and submit the following:

  • KyCPA Scholarship Application
  • College transcript(s) (Transcript from school website acceptable). Submit in .pdf format.
  • A one-page essay stating career goals, reasons for choosing accounting, how you are financing your education and why you should receive this scholarship. Submit in .pdf format.
  • Two recommendations, one of which must be from an accounting faculty member. Submit in .pdf format.

Submitting college transcript(s), one-page essay and two recommendations:

  • E-mail all documents in a .pdf format to Vicki Blair at:
  • E-mail Subject Line should read:  Scholarship Documents:  Your First and Last Name
  • Recommendations submitted separately: Follow up to make sure recommendations are submitted by Feb. 7 in a .pdf format to


Contact Vicki Blair at or 502.266.5272  or 800.292.1754 (toll-free in Ky.)


American Institute of CPAs Scholarships

Students can also apply for AICPA scholarships at ThisWaytoCPA. The deadline is April 1.


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