AICPA is calling Black and African American accounting students attending college or university in Minneapolis or St. Paul to apply for its Scholarship Programs. These awards will exclusively be utilized to overcome the educational expenses of applicants.
AICPA scholarship is started to financially help underrepresented Black or African Americans to do better in the accounting field education. The selected and deserving scholars of the program will get hands full of support to overcome their financial crises and pay for their education.
AICPA is an accounting company that helps new graduates with job proposals. This company started this scholarship after George Floyd’s death, raising awareness of systemic and structural racism. AICPA advocates on behalf of people to regulators, general publicans legislature, and helps others understand how CPAs are to society.
Who May Be Eligible?
Check the below-given criteria before applying:
- Applicants interested in the scholarship must be Black or African American to be eligible for this scholarship.
- Students must have attended school in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Candidate must be a current accounting student. Students must have plans to pursue CPA Licensure.
- The applicant must be an AICPA Student Affiliate member or have applied for a new member application.
- Students must not have received any other scholarship and have some financial need to pursue their education.
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited public, private, or non-profit college or university in Minneapolis or St.Paul, Minnesota.
- Candidate must be enrolled in a full-time four-year undergraduate or graduate-level degree in accounting or any accounting related primary course in College or University.
- An applicant who has completed at least 30 semester hours of college coursework are only eligible to apply.
- Interested applicants must have an overall cumulative GPA score of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent resident.
- The state board of accountancy must accept the accounting program in which the applicant is enrolled.
How to Apply
The only eligible candidates should apply for the program. Applicants should submit applications with all the details and necessary documents on firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit all the original document copies as all the documents will be verified before selecting the winners.
- A completed online application form must be submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for the scholarship.
- Applicants have to attach the U.S. citizen or permanent resident proof with the application.
- An updated resume should be attached to the application. The resume should include name, address, contact number, email, and other information.
- GPA scorecard must be attached with the application.
- The essay should include what you want impactful change around racial injustice and inequity or how the accounting profession can impact change in racial injustice and inequality. The essay should be up to 5,000 words explaining why you choose the accounting profession.
- Attach Unofficial or official transcripts with the application. This transcript must include the applicant’s major and course information.
Two winners will be awarded for the year 2020-21 with AICPA Scholarship worth $5,000. This scholarship will help students with their educational expenses like tuition fees, books, and other costs to comfortably complete their education without the worries of expenses. This scholarship encourages students to do better in the accounts field.
All applications must be submitted before September 30, 2020, till midnight.