The NAEA Education Foundation (NAEA-EF), established in 1972, is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, dedicated to helping aspiring enrolled agents reach their career goals. The NAEA-EF works collaboratively with NAEA to offer Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) review and application fee scholarships, EA candidate and student mentoring, and EA career awareness. 

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What We Do

Scholarships.Through donations from people like you, the Foundation can offer financial support options such as the EA Special Enrollment Exam Prep Course Scholarship, the EA Special Enrollment Exam Registration Fees Scholarship and the new National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) – Level One Online Package Scholarship to those who wish to expand their expertise within the areas of tax preparation and IRS representation. 
 
Mentoring. The Foundation supports individuals already working in the accounting and tax field as well as students who are just beginning to explore their future careers and are enrolled in accounting and business courses in high schools, two- and four-year colleges, universities, and trade schools.  
 
Career Planning.The Foundation is committed to helping expand awareness of the EA career and the pathways to get there. Our next live EA Career Panel (need link) will be on December 28 where those interested in joining the profession will hear from prospective and current EAs on their journey to becoming an EA and their current perspective now that they are on the other side. 

You Can Help

Through donations from supporters like you, the NAEA-EF can make these opportunities possible. This #GivingTuesday, will you give to the EAs of tomorrow? 

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Fall 2022 Scholarship Opportunities

The NAEA-EF is pleased to offer the EA Special Enrollment Exam Prep Course Scholarship and the EA Special Enrollment Exam Registration Fees Scholarship as financial support options for aspiring enrolled agents. We are also proud to introduce the new National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) – Level One Online Package Scholarship for enrolled agents, CPAs, or tax attorneys interested in beginning their path to practicing IRS Representation.

Application submissions closed on October 10, 2022. 

View the Fall 2022 Scholarship Winners!

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.

NOTICE: This is for a new EA review course registration and cannot be applied to a review course already purchased. 

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 the registration fee for one part of the Special Enrollment Exam taken on or after March 1, 2022.

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: In addition to completing this application, you must provide documentation that you are approved to take a part of the exam or have taken a part on or after March 1, 2022. A notice to schedule or application fee receipt should be sent to naea-ef@naea.org.

NEW! National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) – Level One Online Package

Award: This scholarship provides access to Level One of NAEA’s NTPI curriculum.

Eligibility requirements:

    • Active Enrolled Agent
    • 2 years of professional experience
    • First time NTPI applicant

Details: This scholarship is ideal for experienced tax professionals who aspire to enter IRS Representation.

About NTPI: To enroll in the National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI®), you must be an enrolled agent, CPA, or tax attorney. Participants must finish all three levels to receive the designation.

Thank you, scholarship sponsors!