The NAEA Education Foundation (NAEA-EF), established in 1972, is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, dedicated to helping aspiring enrolled agents reach their goal by providing scholarships to prepare for the Special Enrollment Examination. Beyond that, we have a mission to assist enrolled agents and other Circular 230 licensed tax practitioners maintain their high quality professional standing. The NAEA-EF works collaboratively with NAEA in order to offer scholarships making it more convenient for independent practitioners to take the CE credits required by the IRS and maintain the license governed by Circular 230. Visit the NAEA Education Foundation Website here.

2021/2022 Scholarship Opportunities

The NAEA-EF is pleased to offer the following financial support options for individuals and tax preparers who wish to acquire or enhance their job skills in the areas of tax preparation and representation.

EA Special Enrollment Exam Prep Course Scholarship

EA Special Enrollment Exam Registration Fees Scholarship

Winter 2021/2022 Application Timeline

 Application Opens:

    • November 23, 2021

Application Closes:

    • December 31, 2021

Notification of winners:

    • January 15, 2022

EA Special Enrollment Exam Prep Course Scholarship

Award: This scholarship provides free and complete access to a On Demand SEE review course. There are three options from review providers offered. An applicant can specify their first program choice, but we cannot guarantee the award will be for that specific course.\

Eligibility requirements:

    • Age 18 or older
    • Eligible to work in the United States
    • No felony convictions
    • Compliance – have filed all required tax returns

Details: This scholarship is ideal for experienced tax professionals who aspire to become enrolled agents.

Application Requirements: Letter of recommendation from a Circular 230 tax professional or college/university professor.

EA Special Enrollment Exam Registration Fees Scholarship

Award: This scholarship provides financial support for the Enrolled Agent Examination testing fees. The test is three parts and there is a $185 fee per part paid at the time of scheduling.

Eligibility requirements:

    • Age 18 or older
    • Eligible to work in the United States
    • No felony convictions
    • Compliance – have filed all required tax returns
    • Have been approved to take a part of the exam and can provide documentation

Details: This scholarship is ideal for experienced tax professionals who aspire to become enrolled agents.

Application Requirements: Letter of recommendation from a Circular 230 tax professional or college/university professor.