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.
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.
An eligible applicant must be/have:
This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and a NJ resident attending a NJ public, parochial or home school high school.
- Have a cumulative three-year GPA of 3.5 or above OR a minimum total SAT score* (combined evidence-based reading and writing plus math) of 1260 OR minimum composite ACT score of 26. School transcripts and test scores should be submitted via mail, email or fax.
- Be planning to enter a U.S. college/university in the upcoming fall semester. Students planning to attend a two-year college must submit a letter of intent signed by the student and a parent or legal guardian indicating that the student intends to obtain a four-year degree as an accounting major or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits at a four-year college/university after completing studies at the two-year college.