- Minimum Award $3,000 (Fall $1,500/Spring $1,500)
- Maximum Award $7,500 (Fall $3,750/Spring $3,750)
- Based on Financial Aid need, which is determined by submitting a FAFSA.
- Resident of Texas
- Complete and file a FAFSA application, which is available at http:www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and demonstrate financial need
- Must have filed an Application of Intent with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy ($50 fee)
- Complete an Application for the Fifth-year Accounting Student Scholarship
- Enrolled in at least a half-time basis (6 credit hours or more)
- Satisfactory Academic Progress in the student’s program of study and meets the scholastic ability and performance standards as measured in the cumulative grade point average; not less than a 2.0 GPA
- A cumulative grade point average that is equal to or greater than the grade point average required for graduation (equal to or greater than a 2.0)
- Have registered for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement
- Completed at least 120 credit hours of college work, including at least 15 hours of upper level accounting
- Must need fewer than 30 semester hours to complete the 150 semester hour;
- Student has not received this award in a prior year and
- Not taken the CPA examination in Texas or another jurisdiction.
Educational requirements to take the CPA examination:
- 150 semester hours of college credit
- 30 semester hours of upper level accounting courses
- 24 semester hours of upper level business courses
- 3 semester hours of a Board-approved ethics course
Scholarship Application Process:
Must demonstrate financial need by completing the 2012-2013 FASFA and submitting a valid SAR to DCCCD by deadline, must have financial aid need of at least $1,500 to qualify. (Not eligible if your need is below the minimum requirement).
Submit an Application of Intent to take the CPA examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (applications cannot be considered until a copy of the Acknowledgement from TSBPA is submitted to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office for review. The TSBA’s web link to access the Application of Intent is listed below: www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/exam-qualification/applications-application-of-intent.html
Submit an Application for the Fifth-year Accounting Student Scholarship Program to the DCCCD Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to complete Section 2.
Submit a copy of your Acknowledgement Notice from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, including your Application after Sections 1 and 2 have been completed by the Accounting Discipline Chair to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Availability Date: August 15th
Deadline: March 29th or sooner, if funds are exhausted.
Application: Download Application