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 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 current LCPA Student/Candidate 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, or if you are already a member, simply log in to your 'Profile Home' page within your record. Then select the 'Edit Bio' tab and it will be listed as "LCPA ID" above your name in bold type.
  • Currently domiciled in Louisiana and enrolled in an accounting program in a Louisiana four-year college or university when the application is filed (domicile verification may be required).
  • Academic achievement: 3.0 or better on a grading scale of 4.00 for accounting courses, and 2.5 overall.
  • Undergrad: Enrolled full time in an undergraduate accounting program in a Louisiana four-year college or university when the application is filed; are a declared accounting major and have successfully completed an intermediate accounting course before the semester in which the application is filed.
    Graduate: Enrolled in a post-graduate/masters accounting course when the application is filed and be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 semester hours or its equivalent)
  • The online Scholarship Application and all required materials, including one-page, double-spaced essay; unofficial AND official transcripts through the preceeding summer semester; and letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline 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. Scholarships are awarded in the spring to offset funding for the current or preceding semester at a Louisiana university.

Applications for 2018 scholarships are now closed and will be awarded Spring 2019.

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