The AICPA John L. Carey scholarship award is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. The award provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.
Applicants must have obtained a liberal arts or other non-business undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States prior to enrolling in a graduate accounting program; not earned more than 12 credits in accounting or business during his/her undergraduate program; not actively participating in a graduate accounting program; planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA. Students must be U.S. residents attending a full-time graduate program at a four-year college or university. To apply, applicants must also be AICPA Student Affiliate members.