From the foundation's website:

The North Carolina CPA Foundation Inc. was established to further facilitate the association’s philanthropic efforts. The Foundation plays a major role in accomplishing the association’s mission of supporting CPAs and the accounting profession in North Carolina. Through the generous donations of NCACPA members, the Foundation provides numerous scholarships to aid North Carolina college students. The Foundation also provides a monetary award to the winner of the association’s annual Outstanding Educator Award.

Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded annually at the discretion of the Foundation. There is a three-year maximum limit for awards per student.

In 2016, the Foundation awarded 31 scholarships to deserving students representing 14 North Carolina colleges and universities.



To be eligible for one of the NC CPA Foundation Scholarships, you must:

  • Be a resident of North Carolina and have resided in North Carolina for at least one year and you must be enrolled in an NC college or university.
  • Have completed at least one college or university-level accounting course.
  • Have completed at least 36 semester hours (or equivalent) by the start of the year in which you are applying.
  • Be enrolled in an academic program yielding a degree in accounting or its equivalent, by the time scholarship money is awarded.
  • Be sponsored by one accounting faculty member who can be contacted by the Foundation via email.
  • Have both a cumulative and accounting coursework GPA of at least a 3.0 (based on a four-point scale)
  • Complete an essay on the following topic: You are starting a professional blog for your accounting firm. What is the focus of your blog? Prepare the first blog entry as your essay.


Application Deadline

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Scholarship Website

Year Available


Scholarships for students in the following states

North Carolina

Award Amounts

$1000 - $5000 (30+)

Field of Study