CPA Scholarship Essay Contest


Students from 9th grade through 12th grade are eligible to participate in the CPA Scholarship Essay Contest.



Write an essay that addresses the following topic:

 “If you knew what you know today 3-5 years ago, what would you have done differently then and why?”


♦  Must be an actively enrolled CPA student and high school student between 9th–12th grade

♦  Each student must prepare his/her own essay written in English

♦  Each entry may not include or be a collaborative effort from other students, parents, counselors, or anyone related or unrelated to the student

♦  Must attach the completed CPA Scholarship Essay Contest Entry Form on the front of the essay

♦  Must be a 500 word essay (no more and no less)


♦  Can only submit one essay per student

♦  Must submit essay and postmarked by March 31st to:

College Planning of America c/o
CPA Scholarship Essay Contest
101 Parklane Boulevard, Suite #103
Sugar Land, TX 77478

♦  CPA will safeguard and protect the privacy of all contestant’s personal information. CPA will not publish the essay (except to announce the student’s name and high school) and will not use it for any purpose not strictly related to this essay contest.


♦  All essays must be submitted and post marked by March 31st


♦  There will be 3 winners selected and announced on May 1st on the CPA website:

1.  First Place Winner:            $1000

2.  Second Place Winner:       $500

3.  Third Place Winner:           $250

♦  Essays will be judged for the originality, clarity, accuracy grammar and quality of the writing.

♦  The CPA Scholarship Essay Contest Judging Committee will be comprised of 3 Judges.

♦  All essays will be judged anonymously and the decisions of the Judging Committee is final.


♦  College Planning of America acknowledges that all personal information submitted by the participating students will not be shared for any purpose with the exception of announcing the names and participants’ high school of Top 3 winners of the contest.

♦  Top 3 winners must acknowledge and authorize College Planning of America to publish their winning essays.