John L. Carey Scholarship Award


April 1


The John L. Carey scholarship award was established by members of the accounting profession to honor John Carey upon his retirement from the AICPA in 1969. During his 40-year tenure at the AICPA, Mr. Carey served as administrative vice president; executive director; and as editor and publisher of the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Carey dedicated his entire career to serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.


  • Obtained a liberal arts or other non-business undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States prior to enrolling in a graduate accounting program.
  • Not earned more than 12 credits in accounting or business during his/her undergraduate program.
  • Not actively participating in a graduate accounting program.
  • Planning to pursue a graduate-level degree in accounting or an accounting-related major beginning in fall of the 2017-18 academic year. This program will enable a student to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.
  • Attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in the U.S. or territories for the full 2017-18 academic year.
  • Enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is accredited by the AACSB and/or ACBSP for the full 2017-18 academic year.
  • Enrolled as a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the full 2017-18 academic year.
  • An AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost:
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).
  • Some financial need
  • Planning to participate in the AICPA Legacy Scholars program for the full 2017-18 academic year.

How to Apply:

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