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The scholarship offers awards of $1,550 to 43 minority students, defined as Black or African American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian American or multi-ethnic.
The KyCPA College Scholarship is a scholarship dedicated to supporting Kentucky minority students in pursuit of their Certified Public Accountant licensure.
The scholarships are awarded through the Kentucky Society of CPAs Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Key Information of KyCPA College Scholarships
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KyCPA College Scholarships Timeline
January 15, 2023
Application Open Date
Application opens for submission of entries.
April 30, 2023
The application will no longer be accepted from this date.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.
- Eligible Grade: College Freshman – College Senior
- Maximum Age: Any
- Required GPA: Any
- Geographic Eligibility: Kentucky
- Gender: Any
- Race/Ethnicity: Black, Hispanic, Native North American
Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.
How to ace the KyCPA College Scholarships
Complete every section of the application form
Ensure all your details are correctly filled in on the online application form. Avoid all forms of errors and spelling mistakes on the form.
Demonstrate your strong work ethic
You are encouraged to have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and an ACT or SAT score that exceeds or meets the national norm. Use your academic record to showcase your dedication to your education.
Submit an essay of a page or less
Explain how the scholarship will support your goals of becoming a Certified Public Accountant and why you should be awarded the scholarship.
Enroll at a Kentucky college or university
Be currently enrolled in or graduated within one year from the date of application from a Kentucky college/university or a Kentucky resident attending a border state institution.
How the KyCPA College Scholarships is Judged
Applications will be judged based on the intellectual prowess of the applicant as attested to by grade transcript and also the quality of the written essay.
Why We Love the KyCPA College Scholarships
Program is aimed at supporting Kentucky students
The scholarship has a strong intent to support Kentucky minority students in pursuit of their CPA licensure
It helps to improve the lives of CPAs
The scholarship provides accountants access to networking and education opportunities; shares information and tools and develops the talent pipeline; protects the CPA reputation; provides legislative advocacy, healthcare, and other member benefits.
It has a large number of awardees
The KyCPA College Scholarship awards 43 scholarships to students of African American, Hispanic, and Native North American origin.
5 Facts About the KyCPA
KyCPA serves almost 4,500 CPAs
The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) founded in 1924, is a statewide, non-profit professional organization serving nearly 4,500 CPAs in public accounting firms, business, industry, government, and education.
Dedicated to improving the lives of CPAs
KyCPA is committed to improving the lives of Certified Public Accountants through: networking; Education; sharing information and tools and developing the talent pipeline; protecting the CPA reputation; providing access; legislative advocacy; health care and other member benefits.
KyCPA College Scholarships supports minority students
The program intends to support Kentucky minority students in pursuit of their Certified Public Accountant licensure.
The scholarship is awarded through another body
KyCPA College Scholarships are awarded through the Kentucky Society of CPAs Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Award is only for students in Kentucky
The scholarship is only awarded to students that are currently enrolled in or graduated within one year from the date of application from a Kentucky college/university or a Kentucky resident attending a border state institution.