CHICAGO, February 13, 2018 – The Illinois CPA Society is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year. More than 30 individual tuition and textbook scholarships are available to students who demonstrate hard work, academic achievements, and financial need. The Society encourages college students to apply who have plans to pursue the CPA licensure and demonstrate a course of study that reflects this goal.
Last year, the Society awarded $62,000 in tuition and textbook scholarships to 33 accounting students. These scholarships directly benefited diverse and deserving future CPAs who attend colleges and universities across the state.
Available scholarships include:
- Accounting Tuition and Textbook Scholarships: Multiple tuition scholarships up to $4,000 each are available. Multiple textbook scholarships of up to $500 each are available. Applicants must be enrolled as a senior or graduate student.
- Herman J. Neal Accounting Scholarships: Multiple scholarships of up to $4,000 each are available to African-American students enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student.
- Jovencio P. and Violeta R. Mangahas Accounting Scholarships: Multiple scholarships of up to $4,000 each are available to students enrolled as a senior or graduate student.
- Women’s Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarships: Multiple scholarships of up to $4,000 each are available to high-achieving female students enrolled as a senior or graduate student.
The Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program is funded by donations to the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. The application deadline is April 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.icpas.org/scholarships.
About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. The fund was created to assure a strong, talented, and diverse CPA profession by encouraging students to choose accounting as a career choice and become a CPA. By supporting students, particularly those in need, the fund seeks to help students achieve the CPA credential through scholarships and other career-advancing programs.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,500 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections.