Accounting Education Foundation

For more than 50 years Texas CPAs have generously funded the TXCPA Accounting Education Foundation’s mission to promote and reward educational excellence. The Foundation accomplishes its goals by awarding scholarships to Texas students and recognizing outstanding Texas educators.

Your tax deductible contribution provides the funding that supports these opportunities to invest in the future of the accounting profession. This is the time to help ensure that your firm or business has the workforce it needs in the coming years.


The generosity of Texas CPAs allows the Foundation to fund scholarships to Texas college students. Recipients are accounting majors at a Texas college or university and have the intent of becoming a Texas Certified Public Accountant and entering the accounting profession upon graduation. They must have a high cumulative college GPA and perform well in accounting classes. Recipients receive $2,500 for the academic year. View the lists of recent recipients.

Accounting Excellence Award

Awarded since 1969, the Accounting Excellence Award bestows honor to an outstanding accounting student at Texas colleges and universities participating in the programs of the Accounting Education Foundation.

Every recipient has his or her name and year engraved on an individual plate for the permanent Accounting Excellence Award plaque at their school. In addition, an individual recognition plaque is presented to the recipient at the local TXCPA chapter meeting. This ceremony gives the recipient a chance to meet working CPAs in the vicinity and allows these CPAs the opportunity to congratulate and encourage the award winner.  

Accounting Education Conference

This two-day event is funded by the Accounting Education Foundation and provides CPE credit. During the conference, the Foundation along with the TXCPA Relations with Educational Institutions Committee honor four Outstanding Accounting Educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

Making a Difference

“While facing tuition for my grad school that was almost double that of my undergraduate studies, the Accounting Education Foundation scholarship made such a big difference.”
- Kim Crawford, CPA-Fort Worth and Partner In Charge for the TXCPA annual audit

“Your scholarship came at the point in my degree plan when I was in much need of the funds and you made it possible to complete my Master’s degree.”
- Sarah Gauteson, 5th year accounting student @ Sam Houston State University

“Thanks to your generous support, I am one step closer to becoming the first in my family to attain a college degree.”
- Heather Finley, 5th year accounting student @ the University of North Texas

”Becoming a CPA has been one of the best, most rewarding decisions I ever made, and I can’t thank the past benefactors of the TXCPA Accounting Education Foundation Scholarship enough for the opportunities their scholarship provided me. All I can do is pay it forward, give future CPAs the same helping hand I was given, and encourage others to do the same.”
- Charlotte Jungen, CPA, CFP and Accounting Education Foundation Trustee