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ROSELAND, N.J. — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), which has one of the largest scholarship funds in the state, is accepting scholarship applications from New Jersey high school seniors and college accounting majors. Applications are open until Dec. 11, 2019, for high school students and Jan. 8, 2020, for college students.

The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards $7,000 four-year scholarships to college-bound New Jersey high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting. The Fund also awards $6,500 one-year scholarships to accounting students at New Jersey colleges or universities who are currently in their junior year or in their senior year and entering an accounting-related graduate program. Since the scholarship program launched in 1960, the NJCPA has awarded more than $7 million in scholarships to over 2,000 New Jersey students.

“It’s exciting to see so many talented students planning on entering the accounting profession. The scholarship program is a great way to give back to the next generation,” said Chris Lovasz, CPA, president of the NJCPA Scholarship Fund and managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, standardized test scores, essay and personal interview. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and apply for the awards visit njcpa.org/scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be notified in March 2020.