Working for a Vibrant Future


The Ohio CPA Foundation is working diligently to ensure a healthy, vibrant and diverse future for the CPA profession.

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The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy

The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy (ACLA; formerly the ASCEND Leadership Conference) is an exciting professional development opportunity to help college students of color prepare for a successful future in the accounting industry. Participants will hear from leaders in the profession as they highlight the limitless possibilities of a career as a CPA.

When: May 17-19, 2017
Where: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Cost: There is no cost for students to attend 
How: Applications open on January 13th

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ACAP-Ohio

ACAP-Ohio takes place for one week each summer and provides the opportunity for a select group of students to explore careers in accounting and business while spending a week on a college campus. This innovative career development program is designed specifically for high school students in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

When: June 11-16, 2017
Where: The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
Cost: There is no cost for students to attend 
How: Applications open on December 9, 2016

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ASPIRE: Opportunities in Accounting

ASPIRE is designed specifically for students attending community colleges and two-year institutions who are interested in careers in accounting and business. Students meet local business and accounting professionals to learn about career opportunities and what it takes to become a CPA. Students also find out how their associates degree can be the springboard to the next level of their education.

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High School Accounting Career Days

High School Accounting Career Days are half-day events that bring local high school students together on a college campus to learn about the accounting major and CPA careers. Local CPAs serve as speakers and share insights into the profession and explain the variety of career paths available. College accounting majors encourage students to follow their path and also share advice related to the transition from high school to college.

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College Scholarship Program

The Ohio CPA Foundation’s College Scholarship Program awards Ohio’s accounting majors who plan to become CPAs. The application period is currently closed and will re-open in September.

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Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program operates at 17 universities. With the help of the Ambassadors, students have a better understanding of rewarding career opportunities that come with an accounting degree and the benefits of becoming a CPA.

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