Gary Carpenter Honorary Scholarship

Gary E. Carpenter, CPA, CCA - Gary has over thirty years experience in tax and financing and has spent the past twenty years focusing on college planning. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified College Advocate (CCA). He has provided continuing education courses in the area of college financial planning for various state CPA Societies, the New York State Bar Association and the Financial Planning Association of New York.
He has been quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, MONEY, Financial Advisor, AARP Magazine and on MSNBC and CNBC. Mr. Carpenter is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is co-founder of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG).

Gary is honored that NCAG has started this scholarship in his name to assist well-deserving college students help with the high cost of college. For more information email

The NCAG Gary Carpenter Honorary Scholarship is now open through December 15, 2021! 

Students can go to to review the guidelines and begin the application process.  

Applicants to the Gary Carpenter Honorary Scholarship Program must:
  • Be nominated by a current member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG)*
  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in Accounting or Finance. Applicants in any major are welcome to apply.
*Applicants must provide the first and last name of a current member of the NCAG as part of their application.

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