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Foundation for Accounting Education Presents Excellence in Accounting Scholarship
The purpose of the Excellence in Accounting Scholarship of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and its Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) is to provide financial assistance to encourage and aid deserving candidates to enter the accounting profession. Accordingly, scholarship awards will be based heavily on financial need. At the same time, applicants must meet or exceed a threshold of acceptable academic performance. The program is administered by the FAE, a 501(c) (3) foundation.
- Have declared a major in accounting as described below and, if applicable, been accepted to that major.
- Be residents of New York State and either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. If you are not a U.S. citizen or do not have a permanent resident visa, you are NOT eligible for a scholarship and should not submit an application.
- Be enrolled at or accepted to a New York State college or university that offers an accounting program(s) registered by the New York State Education Department as meeting the educational requirements for admission to the CPA examination (hereafter designated as a “Registered College”).
- Have completed a minimum of 72 credit hours by April 1, 2014, and 84 credits by the start of the fall 2013 semester. Part-time students or students whose programs have followed an irregular pattern must be at an equivalent stage. In addition, such students must have successfully completed one semester of the colleges' intermediate accounting course(s).
- Have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (based on a four-point system) for the above 72+ credit hours as of April 1, 2014, and maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Have completed and filed a FAFSA application and been approved for financial aid. If you have not applied and been approved for financial aid, you are not eligible for the scholarship and should not submit this application.
- Have FAE Campus Liaison or Department Chair approval (see THE APPLICATION PROCESS).
- Completed applications MUST include an official transcript. Transcripts can be mailed ahead of your application but the application will not be considered complete until official transcripts are received.
AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
1. The scholarship is based upon a full year of academic study. The amount of the scholarship shall be $2,500 for full-time study (see 2 below) and $1,250 for part-time study. Payments will be issued in September. They will be made copayable to the student and the school. The scholarship award will be reduced for students enrolled for less than a full year and will be based upon the terms completed. There is no provision for support for summer session courses.
2. Each applicant must be enrolled for at least 12 semester credits to receive a full scholarship; an applicant enrolled in six to 11.5 credits per semester shall be eligible to receive a partial scholarship; am applicant enrolled for fewer than six credits is not eligible for an award.
3. A student may reapply for a scholarship each year through the Campus Liaison or department chair.
4. Requests for consideration of special circumstances, such as deferral of a scholarship during a period of leave of absence, may be made to the FAE Scholarship Committee.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Completed applications (Sections I, II, and III), on behalf of students, are accepted from a Registered College’s Campus Liaison. For a complete list of Liaisons, see www.nysscpa.org/liaisons.htm. Each Liaison may submit a maximum of three applications for consideration.
Individual students who do NOT have a Campus Liaison may submit their completed application (Sections I, II, and III), via their department chair.
The application consists of four sections: Personal Information, Personal Statements, Campus Verifications, and Financial Aid Information. Each section must be completed in full by the student or appropriate school representative to be eligible for scholarship consideration.
All applications must be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com OR faxed to 1-866-495-1354.
(Please note: This application can be completed on your computer, however, some signatures are required. Therefore, one must use a digital signature, or print out the application and hand sign their signature)
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2012 - 2013 FAE Scholarship Winners
|St. Francis College||Vanessa||Mateo|
|St. Francis College||Chandradath||Ramotar|
|St. John Fisher College||Mark||Fancher|
|St. John Fisher College||Kristi||Jeffres|
|St. Joseph's College||Matthew||Komorowski|
|St. Rose College||Andrew||Kochian|
|St. Rose College||Nazir||Ibrahim|
|SUNY at Brockport||Elizabeth||Hall|
|SUNY at Brockport||Allison||Sawyer|
|SUNY Institute of Technology||Olivia||Nobile|
|Univeristy at Buffalo||Amber||Shields|
|Univeristy at Buffalo||Amilyn||Corliss|
|Univeristy at Buffalo||Limin||Liu|
|Univeristy at Buffalo||Colleen||McFayden|
|University of Rochester||Adam||Bojanowski|
2012 - 2013 COAP Scholarship Winners
|School||First Name||Last Name|
|Hartwick College||Matthew J.||Roth|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||Shayla||Sanders|
|SUNY at Binghamton||Brian||Galvin|
|Syracuse University||Camellia Marian||Loojune|
|University of Buffalo||Samuel||Huoh|
Useful Links for College Students
- Beta Alpha Psi: The premier national financial honors fraternity for financial information professionals. Check out this site for their calendar of events, chapter handbook, available scholarships, and job links.
- The official student Web site of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Find out more about the best college accounting programs, how to become a CPA, and career opportunities.
- How to become an accountant in New York State: Find out what you need to do to take the first steps toward becoming a CPA in New York State.
- Information about the CPA Examination: Learn everything you need to know about the CPA licensing examination.
- Learn more about what an entry-level accountant really does: Check out this site for detailed information about jobs in the accounting field.
- Career Opportunities Handbook: A valuable resource for internships and entry-level opportunities that provide valuable work experience.
- Search for jobs: Visit this independent online career site for accounting and finance professionals.
- Occupational Outlook of Accounting Jobs: The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides further information about the nature of the work, employment data, training and qualifications, job outlook, and salary information.
- Salary information: An accounting career provides individuals with competitive entry-level salaries and long-term growth potential, especially if you’ve earned your CPA designation.