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    The David J. Clarkson, CPA, Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 26, 2024
    1 award worth

    $10,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The David J. Clarkson, CPA, Memorial Scholarship is open to graduates of a duly accredited senior secondary school who have been accepted to, or are already enrolled in, an accredited community college, college, or university pursuing a Bachelor’s in accounting. Applicants must be Massachusetts residents and show a course of study that satisfies the completion of the 150-hour requirement pursuant to 252 CMR 2: Requirements for certification under the Massachusetts Rules and Regulations Governing Public Accountants and Firms.

    If you’re a Massachusetts resident and aspiring accountant who has graduated from a senior secondary school, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

    The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs) is the state's premiere professional organization with more than 11,000 members in public accounting, industry and business, government, and education. Through its advocacy, continuing professional education, peer review, membership, communications, and academic and career development departments, the Society provides services that allow its members to learn, connect and prosper in the accounting profession.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens

    Minimum GPA

    3.5

    Academic Interest

    Accounting

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    Massachusetts

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must either be currently or planning to (1) attend a college or university in Massachusetts or (2) attend a college or university out-of-state with a permanent address in Massachusetts.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Educational Foundation of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the The David J. Clarkson, CPA, Memorial Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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