Accounting Students Can Apply Online for Illinois CPA Society Scholarships

Dec 09, 2010, 15:28 ET from Illinois CPA Society

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For students pursuing an accounting degree with plans to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), financial help is available through the Illinois CPA Society. Scholarships of up to $4,000 are funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.  

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently living in Illinois and enrolled in an Illinois College or University. Candidates must also have a 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent, plan on sitting for the CPA Exam and demonstrate a course of study that reflects this goal. The following scholarships are available for the 2011-2012 academic year:

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship: Multiple scholarships of up to $2,000 each available to Illinois accounting students enrolled as seniors or graduate students with financial need a consideration.
  • Herman J. Neal Scholarship: Multiple scholarships of up to $4,000 each available to African-American accounting junior, senior or graduate students.
  • Illinois CPA Society Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship: Scholarships of up to $4,000 each awarded to high-achieving female students going into their senior or fifth year, including graduate studies.
  • Textbook Scholarships: This award covers up to $500 in book and curriculum expenses.

The deadline for all applications is April 1, 2011.  Candidates may apply for multiple scholarships if they qualify.  For more information about these scholarships, and to apply online, visit

The Illinois CPA Society provides these scholarships thanks to the efforts of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois via the generosity of its members and their firms and organizations, who support the future of the accounting profession.

About the Illinois CPA Society

The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fifth 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