College Scholarships

The Ohio CPA Foundation funds the Statewide College Scholarship Program and the Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship.

All scholarships are one-time awards of $2,000. Awards are non-renewable; however, recipients may apply for consideration in subsequent years if they continue to meet eligibility requirements. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the recipient's academic institution. Scholarships are paid in July for the recipient’s fall semester tuition and fees. 

The application period is now closed.

To be considered for a Statewide College Scholarship or the Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Attending an HLC and/or AACSB accredited college or university in Ohio.
  • Have completed at least 30 semester hours of college credit, including at least six semester hours in accounting.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in fall 2024.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program as part of a plan to obtain the 150 semester hours required for the CPA exam.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa.
  • GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Be a student affiliate member of The Ohio Society of CPAs. Student affiliate membership is free and you can join online.

Contact Hannah Thomas with questions.

Statewide College Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded on merit.

Students enrolled in community colleges, four-year institutions, and students from underrepresented ethnic, racial or cultural groups are encouraged to apply.

The Clarke Price Scholarship

To honor retired president and CEO of The Ohio Society of CPAs, the Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship was created. Recipients of this scholarship will exemplify the qualities and characteristics that reflect his legacy – leadership, innovation and commitment.

Non-traditional students and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Brockman Family Scholarship

This scholarship was generously donated from the Brockman family, in honor of the life of George Brockman, this scholarship is offered to students that meet any of the below criteria -

  • First generation college
  • Veteran
  • Began at community college
  • Grew up residing in a rural community
  • Non-traditional pathway to college 


Additional opportunities

Additional scholarship opportunities for accounting majors are available from the American Institute of CPAs. Visit This Way to CPA for more information.