CTCPA Candidate’s Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Number of Recipients: 1
Sponsor: CTCPA

Open Date: Feb 01, 2021
Close Date: Mar 29, 2021
Close Time: 11:59 p.m.

Timezone: US/Eastern

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Program Overview

The Accounting Scholarship Foundation of the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) has established this annual award to help candidates in satisfying Connecticut's 150-hour educational requirement for CPA certification. The Accounting Scholarship Foundation will be providing one award of $5,000 to the selected scholarship recipient.

Review/Selection Process

All applicants must submit a completed application to the Accounting Scholarship Foundation by Monday, March 29, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for review.

A student may save his/her application and make changes up to Monday, March 29, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Once the applicant clicks the “submit application” button, no further changes can be made.

Applications will be reviewed by the Accounting Scholarship Foundation and applicants may expect to be notified by early May 2021 as to whether they will be awarded one of these scholarships. The Candidate’s Scholarship will be judged on factors including academic achievement, work, volunteer and leadership activities, the submitted essay and overall presentation of self and demonstrated commitment to the accounting profession.

The scholarship will be paid via check made payable directly to the selected recipient. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be required to attend a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 PM. to be recognized for your achievement. More details to follow.


  • Applicant must have completed or will complete the minimum educational requirements necessary to sit for the CPA Exam by the end of the current semester.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or will be enrolling in an institution of higher learning by the Fall of 2021 that will satisfy the 150-hour education requirement of the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy for CPA certification.
  • Applicant must (a) currently be a resident of the state of Connecticut and/or (b) currently be employed or have accepted an offer of employment at a firm, company, or agency located in Connecticut.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Applicant must be a CTCPA Associate or Student Member. Student Membership is free, join CTCPA at
  • Applicant must intend to obtain Connecticut CPA licensure.

Please note: Applicants must meet criteria stated above at the time application is received. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Questions/Contact Info

Email Alicia Strong at if you have any questions about the Candidate's Scholarship.


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