Here Are a Bunch of Opportunities for Accounting Students to Get Free Money

Alright so it isn't hundreds of thousands of dollars but if you're trying to scrape together a few bucks for school, try this super handy list via This Way to CPA.

Just some examples of the scholarships listed: Accounting students in Pennsylvania can snag up to $15,000 from the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs; New Jersey high school seniors planning to major in accounting can grab $8,500 from the New Jersey Society of CPAs; minorities active in NABA can get up to $10,000 from NABA. While some of the scholarships are just a few hundred bucks, if you don't have the luxury of parents to pay for school for you (or if your parents are struggling to do so), every bit helps.

You can also apply for various scholarships directly on the This Way to CPA site. Some of these require applications as early as February 1st to be considered for 2012, so keep that in mind. You can also find all the AICPA scholarships listed on their own site.

If that's not enough for you, check directly with your state society of CPAs for any scholarship opportunities. For example, the Illinois CPA Society will reimburse $823 in fees paid to NASBA if you complete at least one CPA exam part within 9 months and the rest within 18. Thanks, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois!

Happy hunting, don't say I never did anything for you.

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