Scholarship Program for Students

  • Legal resident of South Carolina
  • 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 3.25 overall
  • GPA in accounting no less than 3.5
  • 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

The application period has opened as of Dec. 1 for a wide variety of SCACPA scholarships. Don’t delay, start on the path today!

These awards are intended for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Scholarship amounts usually range from $500 to $2,500. The number awarded each year depends upon the qualifications of the applicants and available funds.

The South Carolina Association of CPAs Educational Fund Trustees in 2020 awarded $64,500 to 43 exceptional Student Members who plan to pursue careers in accounting for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship recipients represent 16 South Carolina colleges and universities. Scholarships are awarded to students attending South Carolina schools who are rising juniors or seniors majoring in accounting or who are master’s degree students at a South Carolina college or university.

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students:

Open Date: Dec 1; Deadline: 3 p.m., March 1, 2021

Where to apply: https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/scholarship-search/scholarship-minority-accounting-students/

SCACPA Scholarships:

Open Date: Dec 1; Deadline: 5 p.m., May 31, 2021

Where to apply: https://www.scacpa.org/students

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 stem 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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