LEGACY SCHOLAR

AICPA Legacy Scholarships

Become an AICPA Legacy Scholar by applying for an AICPA Legacy Scholarship. If chosen, you'll be given funds to help pay for college and receive exclusive professional development opportunities.

AICPA Legacy Scholars

Get to know the future leaders of the accounting industry. The AICPA Legacy Scholars program is designed to help students of different backgrounds become CPAs by assisting with the cost of their college education. The program also provides scholars with educational and professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Check out the 2020-21 AICPA Legacy Scholarship recipients here.


AICPA Legacy Scholarships

Interested in becoming an AICPA Legacy Scholar? Read the application's timeline and checklist. Also explore requirements for each of the AICPA Legacy Scholarships below. You only need to apply to one of these scholarships to be considered for all.


$10,000

AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award

This scholarship award, provided by the AICPA and Robert Half, grants financial assistance to outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

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$5,000

AWSCPA Scholarship Award

This award provides financial assistance to outstanding female students majoring in accounting or an accounting-related field. The AICPA Foundation, the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and its AWSCPA task force sponsor the AWSCPA Scholarship Award to support the success of women in the accounting profession. 

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    $5,000

    AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs

    This scholarship award provides financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate degree students interested in pursuing the CPA license after graduation. Recipients will be considered based on their overall potential and commitment to becoming licensed CPA professionals after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

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    $5,000

    AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award

    This scholarship award provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business undergraduate degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and CPA licensure. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 

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    $3,000 - $5,000

    AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

    This scholarship award provides financial awards to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 

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    $5,000

    AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award

    This scholarship award is available to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 

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