April 1 Deadline Fast Approaching for Illinois CPA Society Scholarships

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CHICAGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Friday, April 1, 2011, is the application deadline for 2011-12 academic year Illinois CPA Society scholarships. Students pursuing an accounting degree with plans to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can apply for these scholarships funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois:

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship: Multiple scholarships up to $2,000 each are available to Illinois accounting students enrolled as seniors or graduate students; financial need is a consideration.
  • Herman J. Neal Scholarship: Multiple scholarships up to $4,000 each are available to African-American accounting junior, senior or graduate students.
  • Illinois CPA Society Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship: Scholarships up to$4,000 each are awarded to high-achieving female students going into their senior or fifth year, including graduate studies.
  • Textbook Scholarships: This award covers up to $500 in book and curriculum expenses.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for the CPA Exam Award which reimburses the $823 National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) fee for students demonstrating achievement and financial need. The next application deadline for this award is June 15, 2011.

To be eligible for these scholarships you must be a permanent U.S. resident or a U.S. citizen currently residing in Illinois and enrolled in an Illinois College or University. Candidates must also have a 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent, plan on sitting for the CPA Examination and demonstrate a course of study reflecting this goal. For more information about these scholarships and to apply online, visit www.icpas.org, or call the Students & Young Professionals department at 312.993.0407 with any questions.

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