Here’s How to Score Free Money for Education From the AICPA

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Psst. Hey you. Yeah you. Want some free money for school? The AICPA wants to hook you up.

You have until March 1 to apply to become an AICPA Legacy Scholar, which includes not just bragging rights but cold, hard cash to put toward your education.

Check out the following scholarships and see if you qualify for freeeeeeee money!

$10,000
AICPA/Robert Half Student Scholarship Award
This scholarship award grants financial assistance to outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

$5,000
AWSCPA Scholarship Award
This award provides financial assistance to outstanding female students majoring in accounting or an accounting-related field. The AICPA Foundation, the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, and its newly created AWSCPA task force are sponsoring this new AWSCPA Scholarship Award to support the success of women in the accounting profession.

$5,000
AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award
This scholarship award provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business undergraduate degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and CPA licensure. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

$3,000-$5,000
AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students
This scholarship award provides financial awards to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

$5,000
AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award
This scholarship award is available to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

If you don’t see a scholarship you qualify for or are interested in, you can also do a national scholarship search and look for one more up your alley.

Good luck!

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