Accounting Scholarship Opportunities

A variety of scholarships are available for qualified students interested in majoring in accounting at Wake Tech (or other colleges). The NCACPA Foundation, AICPA, and others offer scholarship opportunities for minority students and for all students committed to the accounting profession. Each scholarship sponsor sets its own deadline for scholarship applications.  Deadlines are rigidly enforced.  Read the detailed information about each scholarship carefully. 

Additional information and scholarship application forms

NCACPA Foundation Scholarships

The NCACPA Foundation offers merit-based scholarships for accounting students. In the spring of 2014, the Foundation awarded 44 scholarships to qualified students in two-year and four-year institutions throughout NC.

Each spring, the NCACPA Foundation awards approximately 40 scholarships to qualified students in two-year and four-year institutions throughout North Carolina.

Additional information and an interactive application

NCACPA Minority Scholarship

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants(NCACPA) recognizes the extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent of minority students and offers scholarship opportunities through the NC CPA Foundation, Inc.

The competitive, merit-based scholarships are designed to reward and encourage the brightest and most talented minority accounting students by helping with tuition and paving the way for a future accounting career. The top award is $2,000, and subsequent awards are $1,000.

Scholarships are based on academic merit, extra-curricular activities, and a 500-word essay. The NC CPA Foundation and the Minority Action Committee encourage exceptional North Carolina minority accounting students to apply. The recipient of the top award will be recognized at NCACPA's annual meeting in May at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center. Eligible applicants will receive a complimentary student membership in the association.

Additional information and a downloadable application.

Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges Scholarship Opportunities

Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC) is pleased to announce seven $1,000 scholarships for the academic year:

  • Two of the scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a two-year degree in accounting.
  • Five of the scholarships will be awarded to students completing a two-year degree and pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting at a four-year institution.

TACTYC awards scholarships annually to students who qualify, based on grade point average, credit hours completed, recommendations, and a commitment to a career in accounting.

Applications can be found on the TACTYC website:

TACTYC thanks the American Institute of CPAs for its support of our scholarship program.

Other Opportunities Through the American Institute of CPAs

See AICPA for additional information.