The Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs is pleased to announce that we are accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Last year, the foundation awarded $122,500 in scholarships to Texas students intending to earn the CPA credential. This year the amount will be $2,500.

The application link is:  https://secure.tscpa.org/aef/aefnewapp.asp

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2015

                                                                                                                                            

GUIDELINES & INSTRUCTIONS

The Accounting Education Foundation of TSCPA has established a program to provide scholarship assistance to accounting students who plan to become Texas Certified Public Accountants and enter the accounting profession.

To be considered for a TSCPA scholarship, a student must:

  • Attend a college or university which participates in Accounting Education Foundation programs and be nominated by the chairperson of the accounting department of the university.
  • Have satisfactorily completed at least 110 semester credit hours of college-level courses by August 31, 2015.  A recipient will normally be classified as a 5th year student or graduate student in the fall semester or quarter and graduating no earlier than Spring 2016, Summer 2016 or Fall 2016.
  • Be an accounting major with the intent of becoming a Texas Certified Public Accountant and entering the accounting profession upon graduation.  The student is expected to be enrolled as a full-time college student (at least 12 semester credit hours each semester for undergraduate students/at least 9 semester credit hours each semester for graduate students).
  • File an Application of Intent to sit for the CPA Exam with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
  • Have an Accounting GPA of 3.6 or more on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have completed 21 semester credit hours of accounting courses required of accounting majors with a grade of B or better in each course by August 31, 2015.
  • Submit an official cumulative college transcript through the end of fall of the current academic school year to include semester or quarter hours earned and cumulative GPA.  If the applicant has attended more than one university, the cumulative college transcript should show grades and credit received for all previous schools.  If such transcript does not show a previous record, then a separate transcript (or transcripts) will be required.