The Educational Foundation of KyCPA Scholarships
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. Scholarship awards are based on acceptable academic performance and financial need. If you are an outstanding accounting student attending a Kentucky college or university and a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Educational Foundation of the KyCPA.
Applications for a 2015 scholarship accepted Dec. 1, 2014 - Feb. 20, 2015
Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by Feb. 20, 2015. Scholarship winners will be notified by March 31. Scholarships will be presented at the Kentucky Society of CPAs Spring Awards Banquet in Louisville on April 24, 2015.
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,
- Be a U.S. citizen,
- 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:
Click on the application link below. You will be prompted to create a KyCPA online account. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for optimum processing. If using a different browser it may take several hours for your online account to be processed. After logging into your KyCPA online account you may complete the application. The documents below must be uploaded upon completion of the application. If you complete the application and are missing documents you will need to start the application process over again. NOTE: If necessary, recommendations may be e-mailed separately to Vicki Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents should be uploaded as a single .pdf file appearing in the following order:
- College transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- One-page resume. Include info on community service, academic organizations and activities.
- One-page essay stating career goals, reasons for choosing accounting, how you are financing your education and why you should receive this scholarship.
- Two recommendations, one must be from an accounting faculty member. If a recommendation will be e-mailed separately, note this in "Additional Comments" at the end of the application.
The application and above documents are due Feb. 20, 2015.
Complete the KyCPA Scholarship Application Now (You will be prompted to create an account). Applications accepted Dec. 1-Feb. 20.
Brown-Forman Corporation is sponsoring two scholarships two full-time, paid summer internships for African-American students. Students meeting KyCPA Scholarship eligibility requirements may apply. Indicate your interest in the area provided on the application form. You may apply for both the scholarship and internship. Please do not apply for the internship if you will not be available to work summer 2015.
2014 Scholarship Recipients
In 2014, the Educational Foundation of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) awarded $50,000 in scholarships to college students studying accounting on behalf of the Foundation and other benefactors. Press Release.
American Institute of CPAs Scholarships
Students can also apply for AICPA scholarships at ThisWaytoCPA. The deadline is April 1.
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