CFE Scholarships

The CPA Education Foundation offers a variety of scholarships and awards to students at all stages of their educational careers – from high school to post-secondary, and through the CPA PEP program to successfully completing the Common Final Exam. 

Value: $2,000
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022


Awarded to CPA PEP Candidates who have persevered and successfully written the 2021 CFE despite unusual or turbulent circumstances due to COVID-19. Applicants should include a brief description of obstacles they have overcome in their application letter.

Applicants must:

  • submit one application letter (maximum 500 words) indicating which award is being sought and how you would be a deserving recipient and demonstrate the characteristics outlined in the award criteria
  • submit at least one (1) letter of support from a current or former employer, mentor, or community leader
How to Apply

Value: $1,000
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Awarded annually to a CPA student who resides and works north of Red Deer (outside the greater Edmonton area), has demonstrated consistent superior academic achievement throughout their university and CPA student careers, including performance in the CPA Western School of Business modules and on the CFE (September 2020); and has contributed to the quality of life in rural Alberta through community service.

Applicants must:

  • submit one application letter (maximum 500 words) indicating which award is being sought and how you would be a deserving recipient and demonstrate the characteristics outlined in the award criteria
  • submit at least one (1) letter of support from a current or former employer, mentor, or community leader

Gordon Rasmussen was a partner of a PricewaterhouseCoopers predecessor firm and founded a successful land development and real estate company. He also served as a director of Canadian Western Bank, the Alberta Teachers’ Pension Fund and Augustana University College. Gordon gave back extensively to the community, serving on the board of such organizations as the Good Samaritan Society and the Tegler Foundation, as well as establishing the Rasmussen Foundation to provide seniors social housing.

How to Apply

Value:$1,000 
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Two (2) awards granted annually to one (1) successful writer in southern Alberta and one (1) successful writer in Northern Alberta. Eligible applicants must be CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) candidates who have successfully written the Common Final Examination (CFE) in May or September of the last calendar year. Applicants must be Alberta-based writers who maintain active service in the community while successfully completing the CPA PEP.

To nominate yourself or another individual for this award, please submit a letter of application indicating which award is being sought and how you, or your nominee, would be a deserving recipient and meet the award criteria. A letter of support from an employer, mentor, or community leader should accompany your application. Send nominations to cpaef@cpaalberta.ca. In the subject line of your email, include the name of the award for which you are applying.

Accountants Templates Inc. (ATI), the company that creates the Jazzit Suite, was founded by Michael Chew who is a Chartered Professional Accountant and was a CaseWare / CaseView trainer for over five years. ATI’s objective was to find better ways to leverage the technology in CaseWare and CaseView to help accountants finish their engagements faster, easier, and more accurately.


How to Apply

Value: $2,000
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022


Awarded annually to a northern Alberta-based writer who maintains active service in the community while successfully completing the CFE (September 2021). Preference will be given to applicants with active participation in coaching of community sports.

Applicants must:

  • submit one application letter (maximum 500 words) indicating which award is being sought and how you would be a deserving recipient and demonstrate the characteristics outlined in the award criteria
  • submit at least one (1) letter of support from a current or former employer, mentor, or community leader
Michael Lissey CA was well-respected for his professionalism and contribution to his community. He loved his family, he loved community sports and he loved being a Chartered Accountant. Mike encouraged young professionals to excel and pursue the profession and always stressed the importance of giving back.
 
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