Kelowna: 778-741-0214 Penticton: 778-476-2600



Kochhar & Co. Chartered Professional Accountant was founded in 2011 by Biki Kochhar, a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, with a small office and a single staff member. Kochhar & Co. specializes in owner-managed corporations based in the Okanagan Valley, and has offices in both downtown Kelowna and Penticton.

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Previous Winner: Aryan Aneja


To be eligible for the "Kochhar & Co. Scholarship" a student must:

1) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis no later than September 2024.

2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

3) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.

4) Be a resident of one of the following countries:

A) Canada
B) United States

*Note that you can be enrolled in any field of study.

Essay Question:

In under 1000 words, please answer only ONE of the following questions:

1) "What are the three most important things that an Accountant does for a Company?"

2) "What are the three most important things that an Accountant does for an Individual?"

Every essay must follow basic rules of format and grammar. Every paper must contain a beginning (introductory paragraph), a middle (several supporting paragraphs that comprise the body of the paper), and an end (concluding paragraph). Grammar is vital for essay composition. Sentence fragments, misspellings, and improper punctuation denote a carelessly-written and poorly-conceived paper. Lastly, if you are going to quote a source word for word, please ensure you cite your source using MLA or APA formatting.

*If you have any questions, please email the Scholarship Program Administrator at

APPLICATION FORM (All Fields are Required)