AICPA Offers Four Scholarships for 2009–2010


The Institute is offering several academic scholarships for students interested in accounting and business. They include:

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students—Financial awards of up to $5,000 for undergraduate and graduate minority accounting students. Deadline: March 6.

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship—A joint program with Accountemps, awarding five $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in accounting, finance or information systems. Deadline: April 1.

John L. Carey Scholarship—$5,000 scholarships for a minimum of 10 liberal arts or other nonbusiness-related degree holders preparing to enter a graduate accounting program. Deadline: April 1.

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students—Award of up to $12,000 for nearly 20 full-time minority doctoral students to increase the number of accounting educators who are also CPAs. Deadline: April 1.

For information on eligibility requirements and access to downloadable applications, visit www.aicpa.org/aec.

SPONSORED REPORT

A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

FEATURE

Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.