Scholarship Information

North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA)

NCACPA's charitable foundation, the NC CPA Foundation Inc., annually awards accounting scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to deserving North Carolina accounting students.

Applicants must have a North Carolina residence and must be enrolled in a North Carolina college, community college, or university. They must have completed at least one college- or university-level accounting course and have completed at least 36 semester hours (or equivalent) by the start of the spring semester of the year of application. Recipients are required to be enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree in accounting or its equivalent, either currently or during the first semester after the awarding of the scholarship. The applicant must be sponsored by two accounting faculty members who sign the application form and must provide evidence of academic achievement, demonstrated by a grade point average (including accounting subjects and overall) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A typed essay must be submitted on a topic provided on the electronic application form.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are awarded annually in the Spring by the NC CPA Foundation.

Application Procedure
Applicants must submit transcripts of all course work completed, to include the fall semester of the academic year of application. Transcripts should be sent directly from the Registrar's Office to the NCACPA Foundation after grades have been posted for the fall semester. Application, essay, and transcripts must be postmarked by the date specified on the online application. Students can visit the following link for the application and additional scholarship details:

Other Information
All qualified applicants receive a complimentary one-year NCACPA membership.

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