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John L. Carey Scholarship

Provider: The American Institute of CPAs

Application Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: $5,000

Contact Information: For detailed information and access to the application visit

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Obtained a liberal arts or other non-business undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States prior to enrolling in a graduate accounting program
  • Not earned more than 12 credits in accounting or business during his/her undergraduate program
  • Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA
  • Planning to pursue a graduate-level degree in an “accounting-related” major. (“Accounting-related” shall be as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.) This program will enable a student to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Not actively participating in a graduate accounting program
  • Applied to or been accepted into a public or private, 501(c) four-year college or university located in the U.S. states or territories. The business program must be accredited by the AACSB and/or ACBSP.
  • Enrolled as a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the 2013-14 academic year. (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship program.)
  • An AICPA student affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost:
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Some financial need (i.e., not already be receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) that covers or exceeds one’s educational expenses)
  • Note: AICPA staff and their family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship.


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Tel: (949) 824-8262
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