AICPA and Accountemps to provide five scholarships for accounting students

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Accountemps, the temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, are accepting applications for the 2010-2011 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship. Five individuals will receive $2,500 each for tuition expenses.

Applications may be obtained by visiting www.aicpa.org/aec or www.accountemps.com/AICPA. The deadline for receipt of all materials, including official school transcripts, an essay discussing academic and professional goals, and two letters of recommendation, is April 1, 2010, postmarked.

Applicants must be AICPA student affiliate members who are majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems and are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or master's level program. Applicants need to have completed the equivalent of at least 30 semester hours of college coursework, including a minimum of six semester hours in accounting, and maintained a 3.0 major and overall grade point average.

A committee comprised of Accountemps and AICPA representatives will select the scholarship recipients based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and future career interests in accounting and business, and will notify them by August 1, 2010.

The AICPA is the national, professional association of CPAs, with more than 360,000 CPA members in business and industry, public practice, government, education, student affiliates, and international associates. It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination. The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Durham, NC, Ewing, NJ, and Lewisville, TX.

Accountemps is a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. The company has more than 360 offices worldwide and offers online job search services at www.accountemps.com.

 

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