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AICPA Offering Grants for Students Affected by Pandemic

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jul 6, 2020
The AICPA announced that accounting students affected by the global pandemic, at either the graduate or undergraduate level, may qualify for an educational grant. The AICPA has set aside funds to provide 25 students who've experienced hardships due to COVID-19, such as loss of job or internship opportunities, with $2,000 grants toward their educational expenses.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full time in an accredited business and/or accounting program for the 2020-2021 academic school year and have completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least six hours in accounting. Applicants must provide student copies of their college transcripts, a copy of their resume, documentation of their financial hardship, and a statement about how the hardship affected their future studies and plans to obtain CPA licensure.

Scholarship applications will be accepted from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2020 on ThisWayToCPA.com. Learn more about the application eligibility guidelines or apply here.

“The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial hardship for many Americans, including college students,” said Ernie Almonte, CPA and AICPA Foundation president. “We know many students are struggling to cover the cost of their education. The Foundation is committed to supporting these students as they complete their education and enter the profession.”