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There is a group of scholarships targeted to students wishing to become CPAs. Some are quite specific regarding background and educational achievements. For instance, The John L. Carey Scholarship is specifically for liberal arts degree holders (English, psychology, etc.) who want to pursue graduate work in accounting and become CPAs. In this case, applications are made directly to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Another CPA scholarship offered directly by the AICPA is the Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students. The American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants provides Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships for future CPA candidates who also might have an interest in earning a J.D. and becoming an attorney, too.
These are a few examples, but there are many more opportunities for CPA scholarships. Do an in-depth investigation of as many sources of financial aid as possible. Record every one for which you may be qualified. After you have compiled your list, investigate each one to learn if it's suitable for you. Then go after the CPA scholarships you want.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|