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​​TSBPA Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship


​F​ifth-Year Accounting Student Program Appli​cation Process

Award Amount: Awards of varying amounts have been given to accounting students. Minimum and maximum awards are determined by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy with the assistance of the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program Advisory Committee. The minimum award per semester is usually $1,500 and the maximum lifetime award is usually $7,500. 

Funds are limited and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once funds have been exhausted for the academic year, no additional funds will be available until the following academic year.​


Repayment of the Award: A student who receives an award from the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program and who does not take at least one section of the CPA examination administered by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy within three years of submitting the Application of Intent is required to reimburse the Board, on demand, for all funds the student received from this scholarship program.​ 

Apply Now​! Fifth Year Accounting Students Scholarships flyer​PDF. ​​​​

​​​The Program is Availa​ble to Students Who:

  • Are classified as residents of Texas
  • Are enrolled at a participating college or university in Texas, including the four community colleges (Austin Community College, Houston Community College, Lone Star College and Mountain View College) that offer a comprehensive accounting, business, and ethics program that meets the education requirements of the Board
  • Are enrolled at least half-time
  • Have filed an Application of Intent to take the CPA examination with the Board
  • Have completed a baccalaureate degree or at least 120 hours of college course work, including 15 semester hours of accounting, at the beginning of the term in which the award is being made
  • Has no more than 30 semester hours remaining of course work to meet the following education requirements to take the CPA exam:
    • 150 semester hours of college credit;
    • 30 semester hours of upper level accounting courses;
    • 24 semester hours of upper level business courses; and
    • ​3 semester hours of a Board-approved ethics course
  • Are deemed to be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Have not already been approved for or taken the CPA examination
  • Have registered for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing a financial aid application with UHD.​


​​Texas CPA Scholarships

The generosity of Texas CPAs allows the Foundation to fund scholarships to Texas college students. Recipients are accounting majors at a Texas college or university and have the intent of becoming a Texas Certified Public Accountant and entering the accounting profession upon graduation. They must have a high cumulative college GPA and perform well in accounting classes. Recipients receive $2,500 for the academic year. 
Download the 2022 Scholarship Application

To be considered for an Accounting Education Foundation scholarship, a student must:

  • Attend an eligible college or university in Texas and be nominated by the chairperson of the accounting department of that school.
  • Be an accounting major with the intent of becoming a Texas Certified Public Accountant and entering the accounting profession upon graduation. The student is expected to be enrolled as a full-time college student (at least 12 semester credit hours each semester for undergraduate students/at least 9 semester credit hours each semester for graduate students).
  • Have satisfactorily completed at least 110 semester credit hours of college-level courses by August 31 of the year of application and graduate no earlier than spring semester of the same year.
  • Have completed 21 semester credit hours of accounting courses required of accounting majors with a grade of B or better in each course by August 31 of the application year.
  • Have an Accounting GPA of 3.6 or more on a 4.0 scale.
  • File an Application of Intent to sit for the CPA Exam with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.​




Last updated 2/25/2022 9:45 AM