Developing the future of accountancy.

The Accounting Scholars Development Program, presented by the School of Accountancy at the Daniels College of Business, is a five-day, four-night residency program designed for community college students in the African American, Latino and Native American communities who are interested in accounting. The program increases awareness of careers in accounting, improves student's financial literacy and guides students through the process of transferring to institutions that offer degree programs that meet CPA licensing requirements.

The program is free to eligible students thanks to funding from the AICPA Foundation and other sponsors. Travel assistance to and from the campus of the University of Denver is available for those traveling. We will also provide complimentary transportation to and from Denver International Airport and the campus.

Special Features and Benefits

  • Expand your accounting skills. Learn accounting and business concepts through interactive classroom exercises, a firm site visit and a comprehensive case study at Daniels' top-rated School of Accountancy.
  • Develop your professionalism. Participate in mock interviews, an etiquette dinner and a presentation of your case solution.
  • Experience campus life. Live on campus, learn about campus resources and meet with academic advisors.

Eligibility Requirements

To attend, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in a community, tribal or other college and interested in pursuing a career in accounting.

  • Have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of study at the time of their participation.

  • Have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Be actively involved in campus or community activities or be employed.

  • Have not attended a past workshop.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).

  • Become a Student Affiliate Member of the AICPA—membership is free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fill out the online application or download the application. Further information about the program will be sent shortly after acceptance.

How do I volunteer for this event?

To volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application.

How do I sponsor this event?

To sponsor, please fill out the sponsor application.

If I am a dual-degree high-school, community-college or junior-college student, may I attend the workshop?

Yes. Any student working toward a degree and currently enrolled in the first two years of post-secondary education is eligible.

If I am a part-time student, may I still attend the workshop?

Yes. Any student working toward a degree and currently enrolled in the first two years of post-secondary education is eligible.

If I am not a business or accounting major, may I still attend the workshop?

Yes. This is an ideal program for students who are exploring degree and career options.

What if I have another obligation (class, work) at the same time as the workshop and still want to attend?

Students are required to attend the workshop for the full five days. The AICPA will provide your employer or teacher with information regarding the content and benefit of your participation in this program.