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THE EDUCATIONAL TRUST FUND OF THE
CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF CPAS
What is the Educational Trust Fund?
The Educational Trust Fund of the Connecticut Society of CPAs, which was
created in 1952, is organized in Connecticut as a "Declaration of Trust" under
Section 501(c)(3). The Educational Trust Fund is administered by five
Trustees.
What does the Educational Trust Fund do?
The CTCPA's Educational Trust Fund helps tomorrow's CPAs today by
providing scholarships to Connecticut accounting students. Among its goals
are offering financial support through scholarship opportunities that will
assist Connecticut accounting students in completing their accounting
education and pursuit of the CPA designation.
Who provides the financial support?
Each September, the CTCPA hosts a golf tournament with proceeds
benefitting the Educational Trust Fund. Many of the 6,000 members of the
CTCPA also choose to make individual contributions in the spirit of
promoting the future of the accounting profession.
How much scholarship money is available?
During an academic year, the Educational Trust Fund may typically award a
total of more than $45,000 in scholarships and grants. Individual scholarship
amounts vary, but can be as much as $5,000 or more! (See the page to the
right to view available scholarships or visit
www.ctcpas.org/scholarships
for
more details.)
How can I apply for an Educational Trust Fund Scholarship?
Scholarship applications are available at
www.ctcpas.org/scholarships
. (This
link will re-direct to
www.thiswaytocpa.com
which is the portal through
which an applicant can apply.) All Educational Trust scholarships can only be
submitted electronically.
What requirements do I need to meet to be qualified for an Educational
Trust Fund scholarship?
Individual scholarship criteria vary so please review each to ensure you meet
GPA, credit, etc. requirements. However, all Educational Trust Fund
scholarships do require applicants to be a CTCPA Student Member. And,
remember, CTCPA student membership is free!
Where can I learn more?
Questions? Contact Staff Liaison Jill Brightman at jillb@ctcpas.org or
860-258-0239.