CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois CPA Society is now taking scholarship applications for the 2013-14 academic year. Illinois college students pursuing an accounting degree with plans to become a Certified Public Accountant can apply for the following scholarships:
- Illinois CPA Society Accounting Tuition Scholarship: Multiple scholarships of up to $2,000 each available to students enrolled as a senior or graduate student.
- Illinois CPA Society Textbook Scholarship: Multiple awards of up to $500 each in book and curriculum expenses available to students enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student.
- Herman J. Neal Scholarship: Multiple scholarships of up to $4,000 each available to African-American students enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student.
- Women's Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship: Multiple scholarships of up to $4,000 each available to high-achieving female students enrolled as a senior or graduate student.
The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013. Candidates may apply for multiple scholarships. For more information and to apply, visit www.icpas.org/students.htm. The Illinois CPA Society provides these scholarships thanks to the efforts of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and its support of the future of the accounting profession via the generosity of its members and their firms and organizations.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fourth largest state CPA Society in the nation, with more than 24,000 members. It is the premier professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.
About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. Its mission is to assure a strong, talented, and diverse CPA profession by encouraging individuals to choose accounting as a career choice and become a CPA and supporting students, particularly those in need, in achieving the CPA through scholarships and other programs.
SOURCE Illinois CPA Society