Who Can Apply:
- Be Black and/or African American AND attend school in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Be a current accounting student with plans to pursue CPA Licensure, but not currently be a CPA.
- Be an AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost: https://thiswaytocpa.com/join-aicpa/.
- Not be a current AICPA Legacy Scholar or AICPA Foundation CPA Exam Scholarship recipient.
- Have some financial need (i.e., not receiving any scholarship(s), grant(s), or employer reimbursement that combined would exceed one’s educational expenses).
- Be attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota for the full 2021-22 academic year.
- Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in accounting or an accounting-related major at a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota (accounting-related shall be as determined by sponsors in sponsors’ sole discretion).
- Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or a full-time graduate-level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the 2021-22 academic year at a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota. (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship)
- Have completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of summer 2021.
- Maintain an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Be A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).
- Be enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is regionally, nationally or internationally accredited for the full 2021-22 academic year. The program must be accepted by the state board of accountancy as meeting the educational requirements necessary for CPA licensure in the state you intend to become licensed OR in the state of Minnesota.
- An essay stating what you would see as impactful change around racial injustice and inequity, or around what you feel the accounting profession can do to impact change in racial injustice and inequality (up to 5,000 words).
- Unofficial or official-student-issued transcript(s) uploaded through the application.
- A copy of your updated resume.
- A completed online application.
Deadline: September 15, 2021