AICPA Scholarships Provide More than $350,000 to Top Accounting Students
I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but with the profession’s modest 4.2% unemployment rate, and a median salary of more than $62,000, there is a lot to like about a career in accounting.
Rebecca Mahler, manager of career research at the AICPA, stressed to U.S. News and World Report how important it is for aspiring accountants to become certified. "It's really the gold star on the resume," she said. "It's an invaluable credential, and you get a 10 to 15 percent higher salary."
Let’s say someone is reading this and thinking, ‘I’m glad I am studying accounting… But man college is expensive. I wonder if there are any scholarships available…’
You are in luck, hypothetical student. The AICPA recently announced that undergraduate and graduate level accounting students may now apply online for scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
“The AICPA is committed to ensuring that qualified students can get the education they need to take advantage of the possibilities a career as a CPA offers,” said Scott Moore, director – career awareness. “I encourage all eligible students to review the opportunities available, both through the AICPA’s scholarship program and also those listed on ThisWayToCPA.”
With the average student loan debt for a graduating senior at almost $27,000, any help defraying the costs of college is welcome for students, and their parents.
Students may apply online at ThisWayToCPA.com or through the links below:
- AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship: awards 10 scholarships to undergraduate and/or graduate students
- AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship: awards 10 scholarships to non-business majors pursuing their graduate studies in accounting
- AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students: awards more than 80 scholarships to minority undergraduate and/or graduate students
James Schiavone, AICPA Staff.
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