Iowa CPA Education Foundation

The Iowa CPA Education Foundation awards two $2,500 scholarships each year to accounting students who have made a commitment to become a CPA. The scholarships recipients are selected by the Iowa CPA Education Foundation Advisory Committee.

Students attending a qualifying university/college who meet the scholarship criteria should contact the ISCPA faculty liaison at your school for a scholarship application. These are available in December each year, with a submission deadline of Feb.15.

Scholarship criteria and qualifying universities/colleges

Contact: Cindy Adams


To support and encourage individuals to become certified public accountants and provide financial education in the state of Iowa.


To support the future of the profession by providing scholarships and financial assistance to individuals who want to become certified public accountants and provide financial education in the state of Iowa.

Funding the foundation

Demonstrate your passion for the profession and support future CPAs by making an annual contribution to the foundation. There is no minimum and any amount helps our foundation tree grow! Select a link below to make your contribution online or for more information on options available to you.

You may also send your contribution by check. Learn more.

The Iowa CPA Education Foundation is administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

Donor Levels

You, your firm, or company will be recognized for your contributions to the foundation. See our donor recognition opportunities.

*Gifts to the Iowa CPA Education Foundation Endow Iowa Fund may be eligible for Endow Iowa tax credits. Community Foundation donors receive maximum tax advantages under state and federal law and are eligible for tax credits that are only available through Iowa community foundations. We will assist you in ensuring you receive benefits, while giving back meaningfully to the causes you care about most.

  • The Community Foundation provides access to Endow Iowa Tax Credits, a 25 percent Iowa tax credit in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions for certain charitable gifts.
  • Contributions to funds at the Community Foundation are eligible for a deduction of up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income for gifts of cash and 30 percent for gifts of appreciated stock, real estate and closely held stocks.
  • Gifts of appreciated assets receive normal charitable deductions while eliminating capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Thank you foundation donors!

Thank you to these generous donors for their contribution to the Iowa CPA Education Foundation.