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This free, year-long program helps high school students learn about accounting and the CPA profession. Learn more about how you can become a Scholars mentor and how your organization can be a DEI partner.

Apply for 2024–25 INCPAS Scholars class by August 2, 2024.

INCPAS Scholars Program Quick Stats

Stats for the INCPAS Scholars Program



Program Perks

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Mentor. You'll be matched with a professional mentor to help guide you and answer questions about school, college and a career as a CPA.



Graphic icon of a personal shopperPersonal Shopper & Pointers. Pick out your own professional (and tailored) apparel, and then pick up business dining etiquette tips over dinner — both on our dime!



Graphic of College Night iconCollege Night. University and financial aid reps will come to you for this Q&A event that your family is also welcome to attend.



Graphic icon of a campus building*Campus Tours. You'll take day trips to Indiana University and Purdue University, where current college students will share their takes on the accounting/business programs and campus life.



Graphic icon of Corporate building*Corporate Visits. Go behind-the-scenes with finance leaders at prestigious Indiana companies to find out what it'slike to work in their organizations.



Graphic icon of bonus networking eventsBonus Events. Attend optional INCPAS member events to get meaningful, one-onone face time with job recruiters and CPAs.



Graphic icon of dollar sign$500 & Recommendation Letter. Receive an academic gift to help with your college expenses, as well as a written reference for university admissions and scholarship applications.


*The INCPAS team coordinates your approved school absences on your behalf.

I just want to take a moment to truly thank INCPAS for everything they have done for me. The INCPAS Scholars program is the reason why I am where I am today.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Indianapolis-area high school student
  • Interest in accounting/business
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • U.S. racial or ethnic minority

Application Details

Deadline is August 2, 2024.

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Pipeline Partners

As a reflection to their commitment to advancing diversity in the CPA profession, our pipeline partners actively engage with INCPAS on strategic activities, including mentorship programs, educational initiatives, career awareness events, and other programs designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion — of which the INCPAS Scholars program is a cornerstone.

Premier Pipeline Partner:


Alliance Pipeline Partners:

  • BGBC Advisory
  • Deloitte
  • PwC

Profession Pipeline Partners:

  • CBizSomerset
  • Cummins
  • KPMG

DEI Partners

  • Blue & Co., LLC
  • Crowe LLP
  • DOZ (Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC)
  • Katz Sapper & Miller

Contributing Partner

  • EY

Academic Partners:

  • Kelley School of Business Graduate Accounting Programs
  • Purdue University Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program
  • Ball State University Miller College of Business
  • Grace College School of Business
  • Indiana State University
  • University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

To find out more about becoming a pipeline profession partner, review 2023–24 Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Ali Tonini, CAE, for more information.

Ali Tonini, CAE 
(317) 726-5025
Ali Paul, CAE