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College Central Network Services January 29, 2015

Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs: Membership and Scholarships

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is a professional association of more than 20,000 CPAs working together to improve the profession and better serve the public interest.
Any student enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or in a graduate program is eligible to become a student affiliate of the PICPA for a membership fee of $10. There are many benefits to becoming a member and outlined in more detailed on the membership page.
Listed below are upcoming events and programs the PICPA would like to promote to the students and educators. Also included are scholarship, award and membership opportunities for students.
CPA Exam: Ask the Experts Networking Night Join fellow emerging CPAs for a free Q&A session with CPA Exam experts and a Becker technical expert. Stay afterwards for networking over wine and cheese.
*Philadelphia - April 21 | 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. | PICPA Education Center – Register online. *Northeastern- April 26 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Cavanaugh’s Grille – Register online. *Lehigh Valley/Reading - April 28 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Kutztown Tavern – Register online.
Becker will be raffling off a half scholarship to be put towards their review courses!
May 11th - Free Webinar: CPA Exam & Licensing Requirements:
Learn about the 150 credit-hour requirements going into effect January 1, 2012.
On May 11th at 12:00 PM, Michael Colgan, COO of PICPA, will cover the basics of the CPA Exam and the new requirements. After the session, there will be a segment of Q&A to address your additional questions and concerns.
Whether you are still in school, preparing to sit for the exam or already licensed, this webinar will be helpful in providing you with the most up-to-date information for the exam.
Registration is now open!
June 8th - CPA Exam Webinar Get tips and guidance on registering, studying, and passing the exam from Elizabeth Kolar of Delaware Valley College and Philadelphia CPA Exam Review with this FREE and convenient webinar. Liz will also cover format changes, licensing requirements, and more.
If you are a candidate to take the CPA Exam, a student considering a career as a CPA, or even an educator, this webinar is for you. It’s free for PICPA members and $25 for nonmembers. Register Now!
Passport Programs
The CPA Passport Program is a one day event that invites students to learn about the diverse career
paths in accounting first hand from local CPAs. We kick off the season on Sept. 21 at Penn State
Behrend and go all the way through to Nov. 16 at Delaware Valley College.
Sept. 21 at Penn State Behrend
Oct. 4 at Four Points by Sheraton
Oct. 12 at Grove City College
Oct. 20 at Messiah College
Oct 24 at Elizabethtown College
Oct. 26 at DeSale’s University
Nov. 2 at King’s College
Nov. 3 at Duquesne University
Nov. 4 at Penn College of Technology
Nov. 8 at St. Francis University
Nov. 9 at Kutztown University
Nov. 16 at Delaware Valley College
Casino Night – Oct 19th
The annual event will take place on October 19th at the Marriott in
Conshohocken. The program provides college students from all over
the eastern side of the state with the opportunity for networking with
PICPA members, local CPA firms, Exam review providers and fellow
Scholarships & Awards
The PICPA offers a variety of scholarships & awards to students.
The Multi-Year Scholarship & Local Chapter Scholarships award students from $500 - $15,000 and can
be renewed annually. The deadlines are in the spring of every year.
The CPA Exam Scholarship is offered twice a year to help cover some of the costs associated with taking
the CPA Exam. Twenty scholarships of $500 are awarded to PICPA members.
The PICPA Student Writing Competition allows students to address a current chosen topic and compete
for prizes up to $2,000.
The Outstanding Senior Award & Educator Awards recognize the best of the best at their college or
College Resources
The PICPA website offers free webinars, presentations and videos on a wide range of topics. From Suiting Up for Success to Dining Etiquette to CPA Exam Tips, the Resource page gives students and educators useful information. The page also includes CPA Profile Videos that illustrate the different career paths CPAs can take.
The PICPA also provides newsletters for students and educators keeping them up to date with information regarding the CPA exam, PICPA events and interesting articles.

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