Founded in 1958, the Educational Foundation of the COCPA provides scholarships to students in Colorado who are on the path to a CPA career. Scholarships are awarded in August for the fall term and may be applied to tuition, textbooks, fees, and on-campus room and board.
Applicants must be pursuing a degree with accounting emphasis from an eligible, 4-year Colorado college or university.
Apply between March 1 and June 30, 2023 to be considered for a scholarship for the Merit Scholarship Application.
Apply between January 17 and March 31, 2023 to be considered for a scholarship for the Community College Accounting Scholarship.
The AICPA offers nine different scholarships to students and educators.
A list of various organizations offering accounting scholarships.
For ethnic minorities who are currently enrolled as full-time students.
A website offering general information about college funding.
Applications are now being accepted for the KPMG Future Leaders Program – Class of 2023.
The KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards 22 deserving high school female seniors:
We are committed to reaching as many qualified young women as possible, and we cannot do so without your help! Please share this application link with your qualifying female students and encourage them to apply for this wonderful opportunity.
Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2023. An independent selection committee will select and notify the 22 recipients by April 14, 2023.
Since the program’s inception in 2016, nearly $4.5M in scholarships has been awarded to 144 KPMG Future Leaders. We are immensely proud of our students and invite you to learn more about their journeys here.
COCPA Career Center: a great resource to discover job opportunities, connect with employers, prepare for interviews, and more!
Mock CPA Exams: COCPA and Surgent CPA Review partner to offer FREE, quarterly Mock CPA Exams to help you prepare by using actual multiple-choice questions and simulations.
A group designed to help Colorado accounting students navigate their educational and professional journey by providing meetings, resources, networking events, and volunteer opportunities.
Meetings will include guest speakers, support from peers, connections in the field, knowledge sharing, CPA Exam study tips, assistance with the COCPA Career Center, resumes and cover letters, and more!
Students interested in joining: Please contact Kathryn Metzger, Student and Faculty Engagement Representative, at Stacy Svendsen, firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 741-8613
Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Adams State College
Colorado Christian University
Colorado State University – Fort Collins
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Colorado Mountain College
Fort Lewis College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
University of Colorado – Denver
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado
Western Colorado University
Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College
Colorado Community Colleges Online
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Lamar Community College
Morgan Community College
Northeastern Junior College
Otero Junior College
Pikes Peak Community College
Pueblo Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Trinidad State Junior College
Think of a hot growth area in the economy and you will find a need for Assurance Services. Electronic commerce, risk management, and elder care are just a few areas where CPAs use their analytical and information processing skills to ensure and improve the quality of information for decision-makers.
CPAs are engaged by individuals, businesses, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to provide objective advice and technical assistance on a variety of business and financial situations.
As businesses take a greater interest in the environment, CPAs are now involved in everything from performing environmental compliance audits, to handling claims and disputes, to setting up preventative systems to ensure compliance and to avoid future claims and disputes.
Forensic accountants look beyond the surface of accounting records to determine if fraud has been committed and search for evidence of criminal conduct. Forensic accountants also often assist legal professionals in the litigation process.
All levels of government—local, state, and national—have CPAs at the helm. Many work in the U.S. General Accounting Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado State Auditor’s Office, and in many local governments.
The growth in information technology has created numerous job opportunities for accounting professionals with strong computer skills who can design and implement advanced systems to meet an organization’s specialized needs.
As business has become more global, cross-border transactions have become more commonplace. This has created a need for accountants possessing a knowledge and understanding of international trade rules, government regulations, and tax laws.
Also called industrial, corporate, or private accountants, these individuals record and analyze the financial information of the companies for which they work. Other responsibilities include budgeting, performance evaluation, cost management, asset management, and strategic planning. Many CPAs run both large and small companies.
CPAs are asked to direct all the financial operations of the non-profit. Non-profits either hire or contract with CPAs to handle all the accounting-related issues and audits.
Public accountants perform a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting activities for their clients, who may be small and large companies, governments, nonprofit organizations, and a wide variety of other entities and individuals.
CPAs offer financial planning assistance to individuals, companies, and organizations. They may identify financial objectives and counsel on the risk, liquidity and management, and tax characteristics of investments. As tax and financial planning specialists, CPAs are involved in everything from preparing tax returns, to helping restructure a multinational corporation’s investment portfolio to minimize its tax liability.
Determining the fair value of personal or public property, a business, or net assets is very complex. CPAs who provide valuation services deal with these issues in order to provide independent and accurate conclusions. This information can be used for mergers and acquisitions, real estate, divorce settlements, and a plethora of other transactions.