Minority Accounting Students Scholarships Announced

The AICPA Foundation awarded $254,500 to 92 recipients of the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students for the 2010–2011 academic year.


The scholarship program, co-funded by Robert Half International and the New Jersey Society of CPAs, was created in 1969 to increase ethnic diversity in the CPA profession. Over four decades, the program has awarded approximately $14.6 million.


Eligible students must have successfully completed at least 30 semester hours in college coursework, have maintained a minimum 3.3 GPA, and intend to pursue the CPA license. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, leadership and commitment to pursuing CPA licensure.


In addition to the financial award, recipients will be invited to attend the Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop, an annual event focusing on enhancing students’ preparation as leaders in the profession.


This year’s recipients, who will receive awards ranging from $1,500 to $3,000, represent 71 schools in 30 states. For a complete list of the 2010–2011 AICPA Minority Scholarship recipients, visit aicpa.org/minorityscholarship.


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