SCHOLARSHIPS

Massachusetts Society of CPAs Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,500

Sponsor: Massachusetts Society of CPAs


Open Date: Nov 01, 2018
Close Date: Feb 01, 2019
Close Time: 11:59 p.m.

Timezone: US/Eastern

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Scholarship Overview

The MSCPA offers several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate strong academic performance and financial need. Scholarship awards will be presented at the MSCPA’s Annual Recognition Reception on May 22, 2019 at the Granite Links CountryGolf Club in Quincy.

General eligibility criteria to complete an online application are listed below - specific awards may have additional requirements.

  • Registration at a college/university in Massachusetts OR a permanent address in Massachusetts if you are registered at an out-of-state college/university;
  • Full-time enrollment for the upcoming semester (at least 9 credits per semester);
  • Completion of a minimum of 45 educational credits;
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident visa status; and
  • MSCPA Student Membership.

Please indicate which scholarship(s) you would like to be considered for on your online application

  • Kathleen M. Peabody Memorial&
  • MSCPA/ALPFA
  • MSCPA/NABA
  • MSCPA Firm/Company Scholarship
  • Women in Accounting
  • President’s Scholarship
  • Barbara Iannoni Scholarship

Kathleen M. Peabody, CPA, Memorial Scholarship ($2,500)

Sponsored by Wolf & Company PC, this scholarship is to encourage individuals who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in public accounting in Massachusetts.

To qualify, a student must meet most of the following criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate accounting major who will be entering their junior or senior year;
  • Superior academic standing;
  • Financial need; and
  • Intention to seek a career in a public accounting firm.

MSCPA/ALPFA Scholarship ($2,500)

Purpose: To encourage Hispanic and Latino students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in accounting in Massachusetts.

The award program is administered by the Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. and made possible by the generosity of the ALPFA and the Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). 

This award is designated for students who meet the following criteria:

  • A Hispanic or Latino graduate student, or a Hispanic or Latino undergraduate student who has completed at least the first semester of his/her sophomore year by the time of application;
  • Demonstration of academic excellence;
  • Demonstration of financial need;
  • Intention to pursue a career in accounting in Massachusetts; and
  • Student Membership in ALPFA Boston. 

MSCPA/NABA Scholarship ($2,500)

Purpose: To encourage Black and African American students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in accounting in Massachusetts.

The award program is administered by the Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. and made possible by the generosity of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).

This award is designated for students who meet the following criteria:

  • A Black or African American graduate student, or a Black or African American undergraduate student who has completed at least the first semester of his/her sophomore year by the time of application;
  • Demonstration of academic excellence;
  • Demonstration of financial need;
  • Intention to pursue a career in accounting in Massachusetts; and
  • Student Membership in NABA, Inc -- Boston Metropolitan Chapter.

MSCPA/Firm/Company Scholarship ($2,500)

This scholarship is funded in part by the MSCPA Educational Foundation with contributions from public accounting firms and private companies.

To qualify, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate student, or an undergraduate who has completed at least the first semester of his/her sophomore year;
  • Demonstration of academic excellence;
  • Have financial need.

Women in Accounting Scholarship ($2,500)

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage women who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue an accounting career in Massachusetts.

The Women in Accounting Scholarships are funded by the MSCPA's Women Golf Committee.

This award is designated for female students who meet the following criteria:

  • A female graduate student, or an undergraduate student who has completed at least the first semester of her sophomore year;
  • Demonstration of academic excellence;
  • Financial need; and
  • Intention to pursue an accounting career in Massachusetts.

President’s Scholarship ($2,500)

 Sponsored by the MSCPA’s President and CEO Amy Pitter, this scholarship is to encourage individuals who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in the accounting profession in Massachusetts.

 To qualify, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate student, or undergraduate accounting student who has completed at least the first semester of their sophomore year;
  • Superior academic standing;
  • Financial need;
  • Four hours of accounting-related community; and
  • Intention to seek a career as a CPA in Massachusetts.

Barbara Iannoni Scholarship

Barbara Iannoni developed the Academic & Career Development Program at the MSCPA and was a dedicated employee for over 20 years. This scholarship is awarded to a student that embodies Barbara’s work ethic, spirit and dedication to the accounting profession.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student who has completed at least the first semester of his/her sophomore year;
  • Demonstration of academic excellence;
  • Financial need; and
  • Have the intention to pursue an accounting career in Massachusetts.
 

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