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Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

Program Purpose

To promote the professional and educational needs of the state; increase the number of highly trained and educated professional accountants available to serve the residents of this state; improve the state's business environment and encourage economic development and financial stability; and identify, recognize and support outstanding scholars who plan to pursue careers in accounting.

Eligibility Requirements

  • are classified as residents of Texas;
  • Are enrolled at participating public or private, non-profit colleges and universities in Texas (including specified community colleges);
  • Are enrolled at least half-time;
  • Will have completed at least 120 hours of college course work (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the term in which the award is being made;
  • Are making satisfactory academic progress;
  • Have not already taken the CPA exam, but plan to take the CPA examination in the State of Texas and have submitted an Application of Intent to take the CPA Examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for the purpose of being granted a certificate of "Certified Public Accountant;"
  • Register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement, and
  • Demonstrate financial need.


Eligible Institutions

The award may be used at participating public and private, non-profit colleges and universities in Texas, including specified community colleges.

Award Amount

Individuals may receive a scholarship for up to $5,000.

Application Process

Obtain a scholarship application from the Dean or Department of Accounting or College Financial Aid Office. Applications are processed through the financial aid office of your institution, although a representative of the School of Accounting or Dean of the Academic Department for Accounting must approve the selection of recipients.

Additional Information

  • Your eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at your college. Funds may not be immediately available to you at the beginning of the semester. Contact your college financial aid office for additional information on eligibility of availability of funds.

  • To read more about this program check out:

    The Public Accountancy Act, Chapter 901, Subchapter N, of the Occupations Code, and the TSBPA Board Rules, Chapter 520.

    Contact the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

    This item was last updated 09/01/2011.

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