Applications are now being accepted for the Illinois CPA Society's Accounting Scholarship Program for the 2021-22 academic year! 

These scholarships are designed to support deserving accounting students and future CPAs across the state of Illinois and reward them for their hard work and success. Applicants must be accounting students enrolled at Illinois colleges who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and leadership qualities. The streamlined application process requires just one completed application to apply for any or all scholarships for which the student is eligible. The application deadline for the following scholarships is April 1, 2021:

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarships for seniors or graduate students (separate scholarship application for racial/ethnic minority freshman - see Illinois CPA Society Freshman Scholarships, below).
  • Herman J. Neal Accounting Scholarships for African American juniors, seniors, or graduate students.
  • James A. Sikich Visionary Scholarships for seniors or graduate students.
  • Jovencio P. and Violeta R. Mangahas Accounting Scholarships for seniors or graduate students.
  • Women’s Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarships for female seniors or graduate students.

Scholarship Programs

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program +

  • Illinois CPA Society Freshman Scholarships +

  • CPA Exam Award +

  • Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program +

  • University-Based Scholarship Programs +



The Illinois CPA Society scholarships are funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. The scholarships recognize accounting students and CPA candidates who demonstrate strong academic performance, leadership qualities, and financial need. Annually the Fund awards approximately $200,000 in scholarships and outreach support to more than 170 of the most diverse and deserving accounting students across the state.