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 2023-24 academic year, the SCACPA Educational Fund Trustees awarded $84,000 to 51 exceptional Student Members representing 13 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, 2023

Anticipated Deadline: May 31, 2024, 5:00 PM

AICPA/SCACPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students:

Anticipate Open Date: December 1, 2023

Anticipated Deadline: March 1, 2024, 3:00 PM

Student Loan Debt Relief

Graduating from college opens the door to opportunities within the CPA profession. Oftentimes, the coveted diploma comes with some student loan debt. The SCACPA Educational Fund Trustees want to help tomorrow’s CPAs alleviate that burden and support them on their journeys. The Education Fund Board of Trustees has implemented a program to make financial awards to help with student loan debt. Learn more.

CPA Exam Bonus

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.