Thank you to all who applied for this year’s scholarships. All applicants will be contacted via email by June 1, 2016 with the decision of the scholarship selection committee. If you missed the scholarship deadline, watch for our next application window in Spring 2017!

The Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program is funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. The scholarships recognize scholastic achievement and leadership qualities in students who plan to become CPAs. The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strong academic performance and financial need. Students enrolled in an Illinois college or university, pursuing an accounting degree with plans to become a CPA can apply. 

Candidates may apply for multiple scholarships.

Applicant Criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident and be an Illinois resident
  • Be enrolled in an Illinois college or university
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • Plan to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois within three years of application date, and demonstrate progress in a course of study in accounting
  • Demonstrate achievement and financial need

Scholarship Programs

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship

  • Illinois CPA Society Herman J. Neal Accounting Scholarship

  • Women’s Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Textbook Scholarship

  • CPA Exam Award Scholarship

  • Mary T. Washington Wylie Opportunity Fund Internship Preparation Program

  • University-Based Scholarship Programs