The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards one-year, $1,500 scholarships to minority college-bound New Jersey high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Applicants must currently attend one of the following four high schools:
Contact Pam Isenburg at pisenburg@ njcpa.org or 862-702-5641.
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021.
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.
This scholarship is for minority college-bound high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Applicants must:
Completed applications must be received by midnight
December 10, 2021. A completed application includes:
All of the above components must be received by midnight
December 10, 2021
in order for an application to be considered complete. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the NJCPA if confirmation of receipt is not received within three (3) business days of submission.
All finalists will be notified by
December 28, 2021. Finalists are required to participate in a short interview on
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the NJCPA office in Roseland, NJ. Masks and social distancing rules will be enforced. There will be no make-up date.
The NJCPA Student Programs and Scholarship Committee will answer any questions that may arise as to eligibility, participation or selection of winners. In all cases, the committee’s decisions are final. Questions about the scholarship program can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Pam Isenburg at email@example.com.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in early
March 2022. A list of all recipients will be available at njcpa.org/scholarship.
In the event a scholarship recipient also receives a scholarship from another source, which he or she stands to lose as a result of winning an NJCPA Scholarship, the Student Programs and Scholarship Committee may, at the recipient’s request, withdraw or reduce the amount of the award.
Scholarship payment will be made to the college or university. Payment is contingent upon submission of the Scholarship Activation Form.
I acknowledge that I have read, understood and agree
to the rules of the High school Scholarship Application.
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