Amount: $3,000

Number of Recipients: 15
Sponsor: Michigan Association of CPAs

Open Date: Nov 16, 2016
Close Date: Feb 06, 2017

Scholarship Overview

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Application deadline has been extended to February 6, 2017

Each year, the Michigan Accountancy Foundation awards scholarships to deserving accounting students attending Michigan’s colleges and universities.

The total scholarship award of the MAF to those successful applicant(s) may be up to $3,000 per academic year to be used for tuition and fees, with continuous enrollment. Funding will be disbursed directly to the applicant’s college or university.

The number of awards varies each year depending on the amount of available funding. On average 15-20 students will receive scholarships.

Recipients will be notified by April 7, 2017 for funding beginning in May 2017.

Scholarship Background

Through the generous support of MICPA members, professional firms and other CPA leaders, the Foundation strives to increase the number of students graduating from accounting programs who will make a positive impact on the accounting profession. Investing in young people guarantees that the brightest stars of today become the leaders of the CPA profession tomorrow. 

While the focus of the scholarship is to honor those accounting majors entering their fifth year of studies, additional considerations will be made. Along with answers provided on the scholarship application, the following will also be considered: single-parent status, physically challenged, self-supporting student status, financial need and minority status. In some instances, because of donor restrictions, consideration will be given to the school attended by the recipient. Please note this information on the scholarship application.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit http://www.mafonline.org/. For more information about other MICPA student initiatives, visit their website at http://www.mafonline.org/ or contact Rachel Lombardo at MAF@micpa.org .

Requirements

An eligible applicant must be/have:

  • Intent to be a CPA in Michigan
  • Intent to take or have passed the Uniform CPA Exam
  • Full-time student or combination of education (defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours per year) and employment
  • Declared concentration in Accounting
  • Anticipated completion of CPA education requirements by May 2017
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours earned by May 2017
  • United States citizen or eligible for permanent employment in the United States