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NJCPA Scholarship Fund – 1 Year Scholarship

The NJCPA Scholarship Fund provides $6,000 one-year scholarships to accounting students at New Jersey colleges who are currently in their junior year or in their senior year and entering an accounting-related graduate program ​in New Jersey.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, an essay and personal interview.


    Applicants should:

    • Be a resident of New Jersey attending a NJ college or university with a minimum 3.2 overall GPA through the end of the Fall 2018 semester.
    • Be an accounting major or have a concentration in accounting with at least 12 credits in accounting completed by the end of the Spring 2019 semester, with a graduation date of December 2019 or later.
    • Have a current junior-year status or above in an undergraduate program.


    • Be enrolled in an NJ accounting–related program in the Spring 2019 semester or entering a NJ accounting-related graduate program in the Fall 2019 semester with a graduation date of December 2019 or later.
    Submit all four (4) of the items below by Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Your application will not be considered without these.

    1. Online Application. Access the application by agreeing to these rules and clicking the “Continue to Application Form” button below
    2. A 500-word essay. Your essay must be submitted online at the time of application submittal. Your essay must answer BOTH of the following questions:
      • Why did you choose accounting? How do you think the CPA credential will impact your career?
    3. Official transcript (including fall semester). Have your school send your transcript directly to NJCPA. You may also ask the accounting department to send unofficial transcripts directly to NJCPA.
      • If 12 accounting credits have not been completed by the end of the Fall 2018 semester, you must provide proof of registration for the Spring 2019 semester showing additional credits.
      • All Scholarship recipients must provide an official transcript showing 12 completed credits and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 by the end of the Spring 2019 semester.
    4. Your resume.
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