Illinois CPA Society Opens College
Scholarship Application Window
Accounting students are invited to apply
for scholarships worth up to $4,000
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[February 24, 2021]
Furthering their mission to support accounting program enrollment
and build a rich pipeline of future CPAs, the Illinois CPA Society
and CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois are excited to announce
applications are now being accepted for more than 40 scholarships
worth up to $4,000 each that will be awarded through their
Accounting Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year.
scholarships are designed to support deserving accounting students
and future CPAs across the state of Illinois and reward them for
their hard work and success thus far. Applicants must be accounting
students enrolled at Illinois colleges who demonstrate financial
need, academic achievement, and leadership qualities. The
streamlined application process requires just one completed
application to apply for any or all scholarships for which the
student is eligible.
The application deadline for the following scholarships is April 1,
Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarships for seniors or
graduate students (separate scholarship application for
racial/ethnic minority freshman).
Herman J. Neal Accounting Scholarships for African American
juniors, seniors, or graduate students.
James A. Sikich Visionary Scholarships for seniors or
Jovencio P. and Violeta R. Mangahas Accounting Scholarships
for seniors or graduate students.
Women’s Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting
Scholarships for female seniors or
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“Pursuing my passion for accounting hasn’t always been easy due
to family hardships, but this scholarship is making it possible for me to be the
first member of my family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and prepare for
the CPA exam,” says Jianna Keska, a Dominican University student who received a
Women’s Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship last year.
“It’s absolutely worth the time it takes to apply.”
For more scholarship information and to apply, please visit
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. The Fund was created to ensure
ongoing funding for scholarship and outreach programs geared toward encouraging
individuals to choose accounting as a career and achieve the CPA credential.
About the Illinois CPA Society
Founded in 1903, the Illinois CPA Society, with more than 23,300 members, is one
of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Its mission is dedicated to
enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of
advocacy, information, education, and connections. Visit
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