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CPA Exam Review course scholarships

The CPA journey isn’t an easy one. It requires countless study hours, MCQs and a complicated application process. On top of these challenges, the CPA Exam is costly. Depending on your state of residence, you may pay nearly $1,000 for exam application and registration fees. There are additional CPA Exam fees to consider, including the cost of a high-quality review course, an ethics exam to fulfill some states’ requirements, licensing fees and continuing professional education credits to maintain licensure.

The cost of a CPA Exam review course shouldn’t be an obstacle as you work to earn those coveted three letters. We’re happy to help by offering scholarships for CPA candidates in need. Each year, Becker gives CPA review course scholarships**, so you can focus on learning the exam content, not the cost of a review course. This CPA Exam scholarship is intended to support those who are deserving, based on need and active community service.

Newt D. Becker Scholarship program

Newton D. Becker was the founder and president of Becker Accounting. He exemplified the importance of leadership and community by helping more than one million accountants prepare to become Certified Public Accountants. We established the Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program in his honor, offering a CPA review course scholarship to help put future CPAs one step closer to earning licensure. Since 2012, Becker has provided $2.3 million in scholarships for CPA candidates.

Collin Kuntz, a 2018 CPA Exam scholarship recipient shared, “The Newt Becker Scholarship meant that I could focus on studying and reaching my goal of attaining my CPA certification, instead of worrying about how I was going to afford the program. Receiving the award allowed me to allot all of my time to studying instead of having to work throughout my summer of studying.”

Quite simply, we believe students who demonstrate consistently high moral character, strong leadership qualities and a commitment to community service, the principles that were valued by Newt, deserve an advantage. So, it’s only fitting that we give away CPA review scholarships to the individuals who work, lead and serve without expecting anything in return.

This year, the Newt Becker scholarship program is back, and with 110 CPA review course scholarships being awarded this year (30 more than last year), it’s bigger than ever.

What does the Newt Becker Scholarship program cover?

The Becker CPA Exam scholarship will provide 110 CPA candidates with the Becker Advantage Package, worth $2,399. The Becker Advantage Package helps students prepare for the CPA Exam with 24-month access to Becker’s 4-part self-study CPA review courses, print and digital textbooks and digital flashcards. Our study materials are formatted to mirror how content appears on the exam, so you can be ready and feel confident on exam day.

Are you eligible?

In order to be considered for the CPA review course scholarship, you must:

  • Be an accounting professional or student not currently enrolled in Becker’s CPA Exam Review at the time of scholarship notification.
  • Meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment in Becker’s CPA Exam Review.
  • Be a US resident.
  • Not be currently employed by or have accepted a position at a firm or corporation that reimburses for the CPA Exam Review.
  • Enroll in Becker’s CPA Exam Review by June 30, 2020.

How do you apply?

Applications are now closed for 2020. Stay tuned for the 2021 application!

Once available, apply for the 2021 CPA review course scholarship online with the official registration form. When applying, please include the following:

  • Write a personal statement that demonstrates (1) a financial need in preparing for the CPA Exam and (2) the traits important to Newt Becker - high moral character, strong leadership qualities and a commitment to community service.
  • Provide the name of an employer/manager, professor, community leader or clergy member along with your application that we may contact for as a reference.

Review official Newt D. Becker Scholarship terms and rules here.

*Total scholarship funds awarded through the 2020 award season.

**Scholarship is non-transferable.