FOR BAHAMIAN STUDENTS WANTING TO PURSUE :
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) , CA (Chartered Accountant) or ACCA (Association Chartered Certified Accountant)
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The KPMG Michael Fielder Scholarship is awarded annually by the Partners to a Bahamian student who is interested in pursuing one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The scholarship provides financial assistance for undergraduates, from juniors to seniors studying one of the following majors: Accounting, Accounting with IT, Accounting with Finance or Accounting with a foreign language at an accredited tertiary educational institution. The scholarship is renewable for a total of two (2) years, providing that the student meets all the required conditions. The scholarship amount will be disbursed at the beginning of each academic year.
- Copy of passport or other proof of Bahamian citizenship
- Most recent official transcript with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
- Passport sized color photograph
- Two character references, including one from your Accounting professor
- Statement/Essay(Maximum of 400 words): The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Terms and Conditions
Successful scholarship recipients are expected to:
Commit to working with KPMG during the summer breaks
Commit to working with KPMG as a full-time employee for a minimum period of three (3) years after completion of the undergraduate degree
Sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions of the scholarship program
KPMG reserves the right to withhold the scholarship in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified.
Scholarship Recipient Requirements
- One must submit an official copy of one’s transcript at the end of each semester
- One must currently hold and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (this should also be within your major).
- One must provide documentation to support the various college/university expenses being incurred, i.e. tuition, books, room and board) at the beginning of each academic year.
- One must be enrolled at an accredited tertiary level educational institution at the junior to senior level and must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors: Accounting, Accounting with IT, Accounting with Finance or Accounting with a foreign language.
- The KPMG Scholarship amount will be disbursed at the beginning of each academic year and is renewable for a total of two (2) years.
- One is expected to qualify and obtain your license as a Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant within two (2) years of the commencement of your full-time employment.
- One will be expected to work for KPMG during the summer breaks.
- One will be expected to work for KPMG as a full-time employee for a minimum period of two (2) years after completion of the undergraduate degree.
- One is expected to sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions of the KPMG (Bahamas) Scholarship Program.
- KPMG reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship award if one does not meet the requirements stipulated above or one’s character comes under question, and KPMG also reserves the right to withhold the scholarship in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified.
Should KPMG have to withdraw the scholarship, the parent/guardian who is co-signing on this application form, will be responsible for paying all monies expended and all legal costs incurred by KPMG.
The application can be downloaded here or collected from the reception desk at either of our offices and returned with the items listed below.
Nassau: 5th Floor, Montague Sterling Centre, 13 East Bay Street
Freeport: 1st Floor, International Building, West Mall Drive
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