Amount: $2,500

Sponsor: Massachusetts Society of CPAs

Open Date: Jan 01, 2017
Close Date: Apr 01, 2017
Close Time: 11:59 p.m.
Timezone: US/Eastern

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 17, 2017 at the Granite Links Country 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 (at least 9 credits per semester);
  • Completion of a minimum of 45 educational credits;
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident visa status

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

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/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; and
  • Intention to pursue an accounting career in Massachusetts.

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:

  • An 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.

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.