Scholarships

Each year the Society of Louisiana CPAs awards scholarships to qualifying accounting majors in Louisiana. Our scholarships are generously funded through private donations from our CPA members to support accounting majors — our state's up and coming CPAs.

The Louisiana CPAs Education Foundation awards scholarships in these two categories:

  • At least five scholarships in varying amounts ranging ranged from $500 to $2000 will be awarded to full-time, undergraduate (12 semester hours or its equivalent) enrolled in a Louisiana four-year college/university.
  • At least one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying accounting major enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at a Louisiana college or university

Qualifications for LCPA Scholarships

  • Scholarships are open to LCPA Student Members. Membership is free to eligible students. (See if you qualify.) You will be required to enter your LCPA ID number in on the Scholarship Application. This number will be provided to you when your LCPA Membership Application is processed and approved.
  • Academic achievement: 3.0 or better on a grading scale of 4.00 for accounting courses, and 2.5 overall.
  • At least a fifth semester (or equivalent) student by the fall of the academic year in which the application is filed.
  • The online Scholarship Application and all required materials, including one-page essay, unofficial and official transcripts, and letters of recommendation, must be submitted for consideration.
  • Students may apply for only one LCPA scholarship per year.
  • Students who received scholarships in prior years may reapply for additional awards. However, students who previously received the Kit Smith, Alex Postlethwaite, Richard Roth, or C. Will Elliott awards are not eligible to receive one of the memorial scholarships in future years.
  • No immediate family member of the Louisiana CPA Education Foundation selection committee or the LCPA Board of Directors shall be eligible to receive scholarship assistance. Scholarship are awarded in the spring to offset funding for the current or preceding semester at a Louisiana university.
  • Applications for 2018 scholarships are now open. The deadline to apply is November 3, 2017.