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Scholarships for Accounting Students

“Competitive merit – based awards of up to $5000 for outstanding accounting students who, in the opinion of the NCPACA Selection Committee, show significant potential to become Certified Public Accountants.” 

Important Information

Thank you for expressing an interest in the NCPACA Scholarship for Accounting Students. These Scholarships are awarded by the NCPACA and funded by the AICPA through the AICPA Foundation.

NCPACA Scholarships for Accounting Students are available only to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at regionally – accredited institution.

Awards are primarily based on merit (academic achievement); financial need is evaluated as a secondary criteria.

Undergraduate Student Eligibility


To be eligible for an undergraduate scholarship, you must be:

A declared accounting major (this must be indicated in your transcript) with a cumulative and accounting grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0/4.0; A student who has satisfactorily completed at 60 semester hours, or 90 quarter hours, or equivalent college work, including at least twelve (12) semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; and Enrolled as full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent) at a four-year or upper division institution

Graduate Student Eligibility


To be eligible for a graduate scholarship, you must be:

A graduate who is in an accounting program, OR who was an accounting major and is presently accepted in a masters-level accounting, business administration, finance or taxation program, OR who had any undergraduate major and is presently accepted in a masters-level accounting program; and Enrolled as a full-time student (nine semester hours or equivalent).

Awarding and Payments

 The NCPACA Scholarship is awarded annually during the NCPACA Convention. Awards are made for the academic year following application, and will be sent directly to the school for credit to the account of the Student Recipient.