NCPACA FOUNDATION INC.

2017 NCPACA SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

Two or more scholarships are being considered by NCPACA Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The scholarships for 2016  is a competitive merit-based awards of up to $5,000 for outstanding accounting students who, in the opinion of the NCPACA Selection Committee, show significant potential to become Certified Public Accountants.   

 NCPACA Scholarship will be awarded on September 3, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic years.  All application materials must be received by the NCPACA no later than August 1, 2017. The applicant is solely responsible for assuring that all application materials are received on time, and the NCPACA cannot be held responsible for materials delayed or lost in the mail.

NCPACA Scholarship for Accounting Students is available only to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at regionally accredited institutions.  Awards are granted primarily based on merit (academic achievement); financial need is evaluated as a secondary criteria.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Undergraduate Students:
To be eligible for an undergraduate scholarship, you must be:

  1. 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;
  2. A student who has satisfactorily completed at least 60 semester hours, or 90 quarter hours, or equivalent college work, including at least twelve (12) semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; and
  3. Enrolled as full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent) at a four-year or upper division institution


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

  1. 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
  2. Enrolled as a full-time student (nine semester hours or equivalent).


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed NCPACA Scholarship Application Form.
  2. Official Transcript indicating grades and cumulative GPA through Spring 2017.
  3. Signed Personal Essay on these two topics:Why do you want to become a CPA and how will attaining this licensure contribute to your goals?  How do you plan to become a licensed CPA?Describe how you could reach other college students and / or high school students to promote the CPA profession. Using the format on Page 6 of the application for Personal Essay, the personal statement must be typed and should not exceed 500 words.
  4. Successful candidates are required to attend the 30th  NCPACA Convention from September 1 to September 3, 2017 in Sheraton Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Toronto, Ontario.
  5. Complete Requirements must be received by August 1, 2017.  All application materials must be sent to:

 
Scholarship Program
          NCPACA
          c/o Ed Ortiz
          333 S. Des Plaines St., Suite 2-N
          Chicago, Illinois 60661
          Tel #: (312) 876-1900 Fax # (312) 876-1911
          e-mail address :  ecortiz@ecortiz.com

AWARDING
The NCPACA Scholarship will be awarded on September 3, 2017 (Sunday) for the 2017-2018  academic years during the 31th NCPACA Annual Convention in Sheraton Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Toronto, Ontario.

PAYMENTS
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.