Scholarship Program for Students

To help bring talented candidates into the CPA profession, SCACPA awards dozens of scholarships each year to students attending South Carolina colleges or universities.

Scholarships generally range from $500 to $2,500 and are awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in accounting or those pursuing a master’s degree.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the SCACPA Educational Fund Trustees awarded a total of $90,500 to 60 exceptional Student Members representing 12 different South Carolina colleges and universities.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners!

  • Rising junior or senior majoring in accounting (or Master’s Degree student) at a South Carolina college or university
  • Full-time student
  • At least one class in intermediate accounting or the equivalent
  • GPA of no less than 3.00 overall
  • GPA in accounting no less than 3.0
  • College transcripts (Must be reconciled with transcripts from all institutions attended)
  • List scholarships, awards, and/or grants with amounts of each for this academic year (Indicate if none, attach sheet if necessary)
  • Two letters of reference (preferably professional, if available
  • Resume
  • Essay on your personal career goals in 250 words or less
  • Certification from the Head of the Accounting School that you are an accounting major, or will be an accounting major, and that you are a rising junior, senior, or graduate student
  • If transferring, letter of acceptance from new school
  • A copy of your driver’s license or a state-issued ID card

SCACPA Scholarships:

Anticipate Open Date: December 1, 2022

Anticipated Deadline: May 31, 2023, 5:00 PM

AICPA/SCACPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students:

Anticipate Open Date: December 1, 2022

Anticipated Deadline: March 1, 2023, 3:00 PM

The SCACPA Educational Fund also understands the importance of recognizing those who have successfully completed the CPA Exam. Employers may now nominate their CPA Exam Passers for a monetary award for going the distance! Learn more.

Educational Fund

Donate to SCACPA’s Scholarship Program and aid in carving the path for future CPAs.

We grant more than $35,000 annually to well-deserving college juniors, seniors and graduate students. These funds exist to advance and promote an accounting education pipeline from established endowments as well as annual donations from SCACPA members.

But it’s not just about college scholarships. The Educational Fund promotes accounting education at high schools throughout the state. At all levels, we champion the value of earning the CPA credential.

With All-Inclusive Membership, a portion of your dues automatically goes toward the Educational Fund and helping exceptional students with a financial need achieve their goals and dreams.

Please join us in ensuring the strength of the profession’s future by donating to the SCACPA Educational Fund. The exceptional students who receive these scholarships go on to do incredible things in the profession. You may make an individual contribution of any amount, at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the current general fund or the endowment fund.

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