What is ACAP?
The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization. Development of the ACAP idea began in 1982, when accountants Mel Minnis, Boh Dickey and Ron Leveret became concerned about the small proportion of minorities from under-represented minority groups entering the accounting field. After recognizing that preparation for an accounting and business career should begin in the early years of junior and senior high school, they decided to design a pilot program that would promote ACAP’s mission to help underrepresented minority students realize the career opportunities available to them in accounting and other areas of business.
What is ACAP Residency Week?
ACAP’s summer residency week program is for qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in high school throughout the Greater Seattle/Tacoma areas. This educational and motivational week has been held annually since 1982 at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Students are immersed in the college experience for the week, residing on campus, utilizing student services and classroom facilities as well as learning how to budget and manage interactively in a college environment. Thanks to generous donations from business partners and community members the program is at no cost to the students and their families.
The program introduces the qualified participants to the accounting, business, economics and finance professions through an educational and dynamic curriculum involving accounting, business, economics and finance professionals, University of Washington faculty, business, government & community mentors, as well as ACAP alumni.
ACAP Residency Week will be July 23th through July 29th, 2017
(Sunday through Saturday)
- Applications must be postmarked by June 15th, 2017
- Applicants selected announced by June 30th, 2017
Who is eligible for ACAP Residency Week?
ACAP is open to Western Washington under-represented minority high school students that will be sophomores, juniors or seniors by fall 2017, or freshman in college fall of 2017.
What are the benefits of ACAP Residency Week?
- Prepare students to pursue higher education (college application process, FAFSA, scholarships)
- Inform students about the career opportunities available in accounting, business and finance
- Teach skill sets relevant to the field of business (interview skills, resume building, dining etiquette)
- Connect students with accounting & business professionals and mentors
What companies help sponsor ACAP Residency Week?
The Boeing Company, Deloitte, EY, NABA, KPMG, Microsoft, PWC, Moss Adams, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Bill Weyerhaeuser, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Washington Society of CPAs, Seattle Mariners, Rogers CPA Review, Washington Athletic Club.
How do I apply for ACAP Residency Week?
Mail in your Application with the following:
1) Personal Cover Letter describing your College and Career aspirations. (Please limit answer to 250 to 500 words)
2) Recommendation Form completed by Teacher or Guidance Counselor OR Letter of Recommendation
3) There is no cost for Residency Week besides a $25.00 room reservation if you are accepted.
Who is the ACAP contact?
Address: P.O. Box 22066 Seattle, WA 98102
To download the application click here
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