CalCPA administers a program that recommends undergraduate and graduate accounting majors for scholarships. Grants are awarded to students at local universities each year. The funds will be remitted directly to the university in the student's name to be used for tuition only.
-Currently attending one of the following colleges or universities: California State University, East Bay; St. Mary's College; University of California, Berkeley; Mills College
-Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
-U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
-Students entering junior year, senior year with accounting major or post-graduate studies with accounting or tax emphasis
-Must be a member of CalCPA - student membership is free
-Prior CalCPA scholarship recipients are not eligible
-Award finalists must attend a 15-minute interview in person on Nov. 29
-Award finalists must provide official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended no later than Dec. 20
-Applicants must submit a completed application form, résumé, unofficial/official transcript(s), and an essay of approximately 500 words answering the following questions:
1. What drew you to accounting?
2. What are your goals and how do you plan to give back to the profession?
3. Given that the award is intended to foster future excellence in the profession, why should you be awarded this scholarship?
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.