CPA Australia provides scholarships to assist members in need to undertake the CPA Program. Members completing CPA Program subjects for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes and non-members are not eligible.

CPA Australia and Australian Scholarship Foundation scholarship application

CPA Australia and the Australian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) offer up to five scholarships annually. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable managers and financial officers of registered charitable organisations to enhance their knowledge and skills to further contribute to the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations. The scholarship entitles recipients to exemption from all CPA Program subject fees.

The scholarship application is available through the  Australian Scholarships Foundation website.  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30 November.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships

CPA Australia sponsors up to five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) scholarships. The scholarships aim to help ATSI people to meet the educational requirements for CPA status. The scholarship entitles recipients to exemption from all CPA Program subject fees and their first year of CPA Australia membership free, at Associate level. 

Closing date for applications is Monday 31 October.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship information and application form (PDF)

Māori scholarships

CPA Australia is offering up to two scholarships annually for students of Māori descent. The scholarships will be awarded each July to the best-qualified applications based on tertiary academic results and will assist recipients to meet education requirements needed to attain CPA status. Scholarship recipients will be exempt from all CPA Program subject fees and first year membership fees as an Associate (ASA).

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 May.

Māori scholarship information and application form (PDF)