One-Year Scholarships

Submission deadline extended to January 15, 2017

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. 

Questions?

Contact Pam Isenburg at pisenburg@ njcpa.org or 973-226-4494 x241.

Application Form

Current Application Period Closed.
One-Year Scholarship Applications for the 2018 scholarship will be available in the fall of 2017.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Have an NJCPA Account?
If you currently have an NJCPA account please login before continuing with your application.
Before completing the application form, you will need to:
  • Prepare a 500-word essay on the topic below. Copy and paste your essay into the application for submission. Please refrain from including any identifying information in your essay such as your name or school. Your essay will be judged on the following areas: content and originality; commitment to being a CPA; and, grammar, language and organization. An essay that exceeds expectations will demonstrate that the question is answered clearly and accurately and covers all topics requested. The essay is unique, creative and engaging. Language and vocabulary demonstrate sophisticated and exceptional use. An exceptional understanding of the CPA profession is indicated. The candidate is excited about what he/she can accomplish as a CPA.

    Topic

    • Why did you choose accounting?
    • How do you plan to use your studies and experiences to achieve a career as a CPA?
  • Read and accept the rules below

Rules

  1. ELIGIBILITY

    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 2016 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 2017 semester, with a graduation date of December 2017 or later.
    • Have a current junior-year status or above in an undergraduate program.

    OR

    • Be enrolled in an NJ accounting–related program in the Spring 2017 semester or entering a NJ accounting-related graduate program in the Fall 2017 semester with a graduation date of December 2017 or later.
  2. APPLICATION

    Submit all four (4) of the items below by Sunday, January 15, 2017. 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 plan to use your studies and experiences to achieve a career as a CPA?
    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 2016 semester, you must provide proof of registration for the Spring 2017 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 2017 semester.
    4. Your resume.

    Email your transcripts and resume to students@njcpa.org or mail to NJCPA, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 100, Roseland, NJ 07068.

  3. INTERVIEW

    All scholarship finalists must be interviewed on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the office of Ernst & Young in Iselin, New Jersey. The snow date is Sunday, January 29, 2017.

  4. SCHOLARSHIP PAYMENTS

    Scholarship payments are only made to New Jersey colleges/universities.