College Scholarship Program


Apply today for up to $5,000!

The WICPA Educational Foundation’s college scholarship program rewards students who excel academically and demonstrate commitment to a career as a CPA. Based on academic achievement, personal statement and letters of recommendation, the Foundation awarded $47,500 in scholarships in 2015. Scholarships are awarded to qualified accounting students in their fifth year of academic study and working toward the 150-hour requirement to apply for a Wisconsin CPA license.


The WICPA Educational Foundation will award up to nine (9) $2,500 scholarships for the fiscal year 2016/2017 to students who are Accounting Majors to assist in the last year of the 150-Hour requirement to apply for a Wisconsin CPA license and one (1) $5,000 scholarship to assist a student in the last year of the 150-Hour Accounting degree program resulting in a Masters degree in the Business area.

To be eligible:

  • Must attend a College or University with an Accounting program that qualifies the applicant to sit for the CPA Exam.
  • The recipient must be a resident of Wisconsin and must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have completed 120 credit hours of a degree program that qualifies the applicant to sit for the CPA Exam.
  • Student must be entering their last year to satisfy the 150-hour requirement and eligible to receive a Master’s degree in business or a double major/minor to satisfy the 150-hour requirement.
  • The student cannot be a May 2016 graduate who has completed the 150-hour requirement.
  • Must be a full-time student status; be accepted in the college of business and a minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained.
  • The recipient will be announced in April 2016 for the 2016/2017 school year with the award payment to be made in August 2016 directly to the student. If the student’s situation changes to make him/her ineligible, the Foundation must be notified immediately.


Applications must be received by the WICPA Educational Foundation by Friday, February 26, 2016. A copy of the student’s application must be included with the requested information.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Murphy 800-772-6939 or 262-785-0445 ext. 4502 or email

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Fill out the application, save it to your computer, print it and mail it with the supporting documents mentioned on the application (current college transcript, letters of recommendation, and personal statement).

Send application and supporting documents to:

Jessica Murphy
Executive Relations Manager
W233N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Suite 201
Waukesha, WI 53188

Scholarships are made possible through WICPA members' contributions. Thanks to members who donated to the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc. this past year.


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