If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Scholarship then the next step is to submit your application to ACCA.

You, the applicant, must write an essay entitled:

'How the award of a Scholarship will help me to realise my full potential'.

When the judging panel are deciding on the winning essays, they are looking for five that will really inspire them and where they can see that the candidate will really benefit from receiving it. So think about how the Simpson Scholarship will benefit and make a difference to you and tell us about it. 

For example, it could be

  • how it will make a positive contribution to your career
  • how it will make a positive contribution to the community in which you live
  • how it will make a positive contribution to the accounting profession in your country
  • how it will help with your journey to membership.

Your essay must be personal to you and inspiring.

Your application must be accompanied by a Scholarship submission form including two references. Full criteria for the essay and Scholarship Submission form can be found in the sections below.

Essay check list

Submitting your application 

Completed applications must be submitted – preferably by email – to: simpsonscholarship@accaglobal.com  

Please do not submit queries about the Scholarship to this mailbox as you will not receive a response. Any queries you have should be directed to ACCA Connect

If it is not possible for you to submit your application by email, you will need to post it to the following address.

110 Queen Street
United Kingdom
G1 3BX

ACCA cannot accept any responsibility for postal applications that do not arrive before the closing date.

Closing date 

The closing date for 2018 applications is Friday 22 June 2018.


Last updated: 12 Apr 2018

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