The NJCPA Scholarship Fund
supports more than 100 college students each year through its scholarship program. NJCPA scholarship recipients share a vision for achieving excellence in the accounting profession as a CPA. Scholarships are based on academic achievement.
High School Seniors
The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards $7,000 scholarships to college-bound New Jersey high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, standardized test scores, essay and personal interview.
College Juniors and Seniors
The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards $6,000 scholarships to New Jersey college juniors majoring in accounting who are entering their senior year and seniors who are entering an accounting-related graduate program. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, essay and personal interview.
Minority College Students
The Minority Scholarship Programs are supported by the NJCPA in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. These programs are open to college students at the sophomore, junior and senior levels.
About the NJCPA Scholarship Fund
Established in the 1960s, the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) Scholarship Fund has grown to become the largest professional scholarship program in New Jersey. When the program was launched, the NJCPA awarded $25 bonds to high-scoring students who sat for the CPA Exam.
The mission of the NJCPA Scholarship Fund
is to attract the best and the brightest of New Jersey students into the accounting profession; to encourage students from diverse fields to pursue an advanced education in accountancy; and to increase awareness about the opportunities provided by a CPA career path.
Over the course of its existence, the fund has supported more than 1,400 New Jersey students totaling more than $3.1 million in awards. The fund has helped to increase the number of both minorities and women who enter the profession, and many students have been first-generation college students, the first to attend college in their families.