50 Great Scholarships for Business and Accounting Majors

Finding scholarships to finance your college degree can be a daunting task. Most scholarships are specified for certain groups a sponsor wishes to support, such as those that intend to sit for the CPA exam, minority students, or even those interested in the arts. Below are 50 great scholarships for business and accounting majors. This however, is not a comprehensive list, and students are encouraged research beyond these options. Chances are, though, that clicking on the websites below may lead you to the perfect scholarship for you.

Scholarships for Accounting Students

Companies, accounting organizations and other sponsors support the study of accounting, as it is a profession in high demand. If you do not find the perfect scholarship here, be sure to ask your professors and classmates for advice. They often belong to organizations that might be a perfect fit for you.

1. Frank L Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

Two $6,000 scholarships are available to two undergraduate or graduate students preparing for a career in government finance. Recipients receive an expenses-paid invitation to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada where they will be presented with the awards.

Deadline: February 21

Amount: $6,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program
  • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year when the scholarship is awarded
  • Must be preparing for a career in state and local government finance
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada

2. AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarships

For undergraduate students, there is the Accountemps Student Scholarship awarded to up to ten students each year. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students that demonstrate leaderships skills and will potentially become excellent CPAs.

Deadline: April 1

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing an accounting-related major, as determined by the scholarship sponsor
  • Planning to pursue CPA certification
  • Enrolled or accepted at an AACSB-accredited institution located in the United States or its territories
  • Completed at least 30 hours of college coursework, including 6 semester hours of accounting  coursework by the end of Spring 2014
  • Achieved an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student. Undergraduate students must carry 12 hours per semester and graduate students must carry 9 semester hours for the 2014-2015 year.
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cannot have financial aid that already exceeds educational expenses
  • Not a staff member of AICPA or RHI/Accountemps

3. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships

For students interested in pursuing a career in fraud examination, the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The award, named for two members of AFCE were killed in a terrorist attack in Karachi, Pakistan while working for Texas Petroleum Holdings. AFCE offers award amounts up to $10,000. Students receive the opportunity to pursue an anti-fraud career path and often go on to become Certified Fraud Examiners.

Deadline: February 4

Amount: $1,000- $10,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full- or undergraduate or graduate  student carrying a minimum of 9 semester hours (6 hours for graduate students)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited four-year institution
  • Must not be graduating within the next academic year

4. Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA) Memorial Education Fund Scholarship (MEF) and Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship (SCMS)

The IMA offers two memorial scholarships to its student members that plan to pursue a career in management accounting, financial management, or information technology. Applicants need only to submit one application and awards will be awarded between the two scholarship programs.

Deadline: February 17

Amount: $1,000-$2,500 (MEF) and $5,000 (SCMS)

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate  student carrying a minimum of 6 semester hours
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited institution
  • Must be a member of IMA
  • Must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must express the intent of pursuing a career in management accounting, financial management or information technology

 

5. Rolf S. Jaehnigen Family Scholarship

The Rolf S. Jaehnigen scholarship was established to recognize  students passionate about their business careers as well as the arts such as music and dance. Read the application guidelines carefully, as  handwritten essay is required.

Deadline: March 3

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a junior or senior majoring in accounting, finance or information systems
  • Must attend an accredited business school
  • Essay must be handwritten in cursive as well as typewritten

6. AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship

Students that already hold an associate’s degree in business or accounting can receive financial assistance if they want to pursue a degree at a four-year institution.

Deadline: April 1

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must have earned an associate’s degree in accounting, finance or economics
  • Must declare intent to major in accounting or an accounting related field as determined by the scholarship sponsor.
  • Acceptance at an AACSB-accredited four-year institution located in the United States or its territories
  • Achieved an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate carrying  12 hours per semester
  • Member of AICPA
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cannot have financial aid that already exceeds educational expenses
  • Not a staff member of AICPA
  • Planning to pursue CPA certification

7. NSA Scholarship Foundation

Students that have demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership ability, or financial need can apply for a scholarship from the National Society of Accountants (NSA). Recipients are selected on the basis of their overall academic record, demonstrated leadership and extracurricular activities, honors received, work experience and their stated aspirations.

Deadline: March 1

Amount: $500-$2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. .
  • Declared major is accounting
  • Achieved an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen

8. National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Inc

The NCCPAP awards merit-based grants of $500 for students that have earned their bachelor’s degree at an accredited college and have sat for the Certified Public Accountant exam. Recipients are required to stay in contact with the organization.

Deadline: December 15

Amount:  $500

Eligibility:

  • Must provide transcription showing completion of requirements for an undergraduate degree
  • Provide proof of taking at least one part of the CPA example
  • Provide proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Convey a desire to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant

Scholarships for Minority and Women Students

There are many scholarship opportunities available to minorities and women. If you do not find what you are looking for, be sure to check with any professional associations you belong to, as they often support members with financial assistance.

9. HSF/Marathon Oil College Scholarship

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) makes scholarships and professionals support available to Latino students. The HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family in America. Partner Marathon Oil offer scholarships to students majoring in accounting, computer science or engineering. Scholarship recipients may also participate in a paid summer internship with Marathon Oil.

Deadline: October 1

Amount: Up to $15,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic American, African American, Asian Pacific Islander American or American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or granted a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a sophomore majoring in accounting, geology/geosciences, computer science, information technology, or engineering
  • Must also apply for federal financial aid

10. Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Undergraduate students and graduate students majoring in subjects related to public service may apply for this scholarship. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding minority students that wish to pursue a career in state and local government finance. Recipients are invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) annual conference where they will receive the award. Expenses are paid for this trip.

Deadline: February 21

Amount: $6,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a minority as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Must be a full-time student upper-class or graduate student majoring in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration focusing on nonprofit management.

11. AICPA Scholarship for Minority Students

Outstanding minority students are encouraged to select accounting as a major with this scholarship that has awarded $15 million to approximately 8,000 students over 40 years. The application process occurs requires essays that detail why you want to become a CPA and how you would spread the message about the accounting profession.

Deadline: April 1

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be an underrepresented minority including (but not limited to) Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander or Asian American.
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student. Undergraduate students must carry 12 hours per semester and graduate students must carry 9 semester hours for the 2014-2015 year.
  • Completed at least 30 hours of college coursework, including 6 semester hours of accounting  coursework by the end of Spring 2014
  • Acceptance at an AACSB-accredited institution located in the United States or its territories
  • Achieved an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Member of AICPA
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cannot have financial aid that already exceeds educational expenses
  • Not a staff member of AICPA
  • Pursuing an accounting-related major, as determined by the scholarship sponsor
  • Planning to pursue CPA certification

12. HSF/Morgan Stanley Foundation Scholarship Program

Morgan Stanley sponsors the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for students that hope to pursue a career in financial services after they graduate. Morgan Stanley will consider scholarship recipients for their summer internship programs.

Deadline: October 30

Amount:  $3,200

Eligibility:

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average 3.00
  • Must major in accounting, bioengineering/biotechnology, business administration, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, engineering, English/literature, finance, human resource management, information technology (IT/MIS), international business, mathematics/statistics, mechanical engineering and supply chain management
  • Must submit a short essay answering the question: Tell us why you’re interested in a career in Financial Services. What unique perspective will you bring to Morgan Stanley?
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by

13. MillerCoors National Scholarship

The MillerCoors National Scholarship is offered to juniors and seniors majoring in accounting, communications, business, economics, finance, international business, marketing, public relations, or sales.. Recipients attend Adelante’s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio (expenses paid)in November.

Deadline: May 30

Amount: $3,000

Eligibility:

  • Only students that attend partner universities may apply
  • Must be a junior or senior majoring in Accounting, Communications, General Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Public Relations or Sales majors
  • Must be of Hispanic descent
  • Maintained a 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Must be a full-time student carrying at least 12 semester hours
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada

14. Surety and Fidelity Industry Scholarship

The Surety and Fidelity Industry offers both a intern program and a scholarship of up to $5,000 for outstanding minority students that major in subjects related to the insurance industry and demonstrate a desire to pursue surety/fidelity underwriting as a career choice.

Deadline: April 30

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must major in insurance/risk management, accounting or business/finance. .
  • Must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a minority student
  • Must have completed at least 30 semester hours and 6 semester hours in their declare major
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited four-year institution

15. HSF/Procter & Gamble Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) makes scholarships and professionals support available to Latino students. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family in America. Scholarships are offered for graduating high school students, undergraduate students, graduate and doctoral students. The P&G scholarship is available for students that wish to pursue degrees in the fields of STEM, business, and information technology.

Deadline: October 29

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average 3.00
  • Must major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), accounting, business administration, finance, graphic arts/design, human resources management, information technology (IT/MIS), management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited four-year institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by

 

16. ALPFA Annual Scholarship Program

ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professional and students. The association profiles career resources and scholarships particularly for those in business, finance, accounting and related fields. Every year, the association partners with corporate sponsors to offer scholarships to its members to support Latino professional development.

Deadline: March 31

Amount: $1,500-$10,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or eligible non-U.S. citizen
  • Must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Major must be accounting, business administration, economics, finance, information systems , information technology, management, marketing or other business-related field
  • Must be entering sophomore, junior or senior year or a master’s program or transferring from a community college to a four-year program
  • Must attend a full-time degree-seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islanders or Guam
  • Must apply for federal financial aid

17. National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Scholarship Program

NABA Inc. has offers over 50 national scholarships to African-American and Black college students for accounting, finance, and business majors. NABA’s desire is for its recipients is to break through the economic barriers students of color may face.

Deadline: January 31

Amount: $1,000- $10,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be African-American (Black) or of African descent
  • Must be enrolled at a four-year institution in the United States
  • Must be a full-time student carrying 12 semester hours (9  hours for graduate students)
  • Must meet a minimum grade point average of an overall 3.3 GPA and a major 3.5 GPA

18.American Public University and University of Phoenix/ALPFA

ALPFA has teamed up with two online learning universities to offer scholarships to Latino students that pursue an education via online programs.

Deadline: April 7 and April 14

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at a four-year institution
  • Must be junior, senior or community college graduates, or working professionals enrolling in the current year. Graduate students must have earned a bachelor’s degree and enrolled either full time or part time at American Public University
  • Major must be accounting, business administration, economics, finance, information systems , information technology, management, marketing or other business-related field

19. Michele L. McDonald Memorial

Women returning to college after working or raising children can apply for the Michele L. McDonald Memorial scholarship. Recipients are chosen that demonstrate a commitment to career goals, show an aptitude for accounting and business, and establish a plan for achieving personal and professional goals. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to women who wish to pursue a career in accounting.

Deadline: April 30

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a female majoring in accounting
  • Must be returning to college from the workforce or after raising children
  • Must show a financial need

20. EFWA Moss Adams Foundation Scholarships

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) partners with the Moss Adams Foundation to offer scholarships for minority women that want to earn a degree in accounting. The scholarship is also available to women returning to school. Moss Adams is a nationally recognized tax, accounting, and consulting firm.

Deadline: April 30

Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be women returning to school with undergraduate status, incoming, current, or reentry junior or seniors
  • Must be a female minority

21. Catching the Dream MESBEC Program

Catching the Dream was established in 1986 to provide Native Americans with a professional education.  High-potential students are considered and must be enrolled in a federally or state recognized or terminated tribe in the United States.

Deadline: March 15, April 15 and September 15

Amount: $500-$5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least ¼ American Indian
  • Must be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe
  • Must attend or plan to attend college full-time
  • Must attend an accredited institution
  • Must apply for all available sources of funding, totaling at least 40 applications
  • Major must be math, engineering, science, business, education or computer science

22.Wiley CPAexcel

The American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) partners with Wiley CPAexcel to offer a national scholarship to women aspiring to become Certified Public Accountants. Needs and scholastic aptitude are both considered for awarding scholarships

Deadline: June 1

Amount: Varies

Eligibility:

  • Must meet minimum education requirements to sit for the CPA exam within one year of awarding the scholarship
  • Must be a senior or graduate student
  • Must have a minimum overall and accounting grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

23. ASWA Scholarship Award

The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) offers financial assistance for women pursuing an associate’s degree in accounting or finance, and  attending community, state or two-year colleges.  Recipients are selected based on demonstrated leadership, character, communication skills as well as scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies

Eligibility:

  • Must be a community college students entering the second year in an associate’s degree program
  • Must have completed 15 semester hours
  • Must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Major must be accounting or finance

Scholarships for Business Students

Companies that hire college graduates often want their new hires to focus on a certain area of study so that they are effective employees. Even if the student does not work for a company that sponsors their scholarship, companies want to encourage certain fields of study. If you do not find the perfect scholarship for you below, consider researching companies that you admire. They may sponsor a scholarship perfect for you, and you might even find your future employer.

24. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Funded by the GM Foundation, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $25,000 to students that demonstrate excellence in their classrooms and communities. Students are enrolled in engineering, technology or business study programs.

Deadline: February 28

Amount:  Up to $25,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be high school senior or undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on engineering/technology or selected design and Business-related programs
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
  • Be U.S. citizens or have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico

25. Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is for graduate students preparing for a career in government finance. The recipient receives an invitation to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada in Minneapolis with expenses paid.

Deadline: February 21

Amount: $11,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time graduate student preparing for a career in government finance
  • Must have earned a baccalaureate degree or equivalent
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada

26. Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship is offered to four government employees how are enrolled in part-time graduate study programs, preparing for a career in government finance. Recipients receive an expenses-paid invitation to the Government Finance Officers Association annual conference in Minneapolis where they will receive their awards.

Deadline: February 21

Amount: $6,000

Eligibility:

  • Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments
  • Must have earned a baccalaureate degree or equivalent
  • Must be a part-time graduate student in a public administration, governmental accounting, finance, economics or business administration
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada

27. HSF/Marathon Oil Cooperative Office Education (COE) Scholarship

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Marathon Oil offer scholarships to graduating high school students. The HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family in America. Students must be participating in Marathon’s Cooperative Office Education (COE) program to apply.

Deadline: December 1

Amount: $3,000 – $6,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 or granted a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a current high school senior with plans to enter full-time at an accredited four-year intuition
  • Must pursue a STEM major in accounting, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, geology/geosciences, information technology, mathematics, statistics, mechanical engineering, or petroleum engineering.
  • Must also apply for federal financial aid

28. Ernst and Young/Ascend Leadership Scholarship Program

Ascend is the largest non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professional in North American. It partners with several companies to offer scholarship to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.  The Ernst and Young scholarship is meant to enhance the presence and influence of Asian Americans in the accounting and finance professions.

Deadline: May 31

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must b juniors or seniors majoring in accounting, finance, taxation, management information systems or business related program
  • Must maintain a grade point average of 3.2
  • Must have experience as a community volunteer
  • Must be an active member of Ascend (open to all ethnicities)

29. AACE International Competitive Scholarships

AACE International is an organization dedicated to the fields of cost management and cost engineering by advancing scholarship and innovation. AACE International awards scholarships to full-time students that pursue degrees associated with its mission. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and their essay that detail how they value the study of cost engineering or cost management.

Deadline: February 15

Amount: $2,000-$8,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Major must be a program related to cost management or cost engineering

30. American Society of Military Comptrollers National Scholarship Program

The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) is an educational organization for those holding in jobs in military comptrollership. ASMC supports professional development and programs to help members keep current with issues in their field. ASMC also offers scholarships for high school students to accomplish future financial management and education goals.

Deadline: March 31

Amount:  $1,000 – $3,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior graduating within six months
  • Must be entering a field of study related to financial/resource management such as business administration, economics, accounting, or finance
  • Prior award winners may reapply if they have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and continue to pursue a field of study related to financial and resource management.

31. Marion T. Wood Student Scholarship

The New Hampshire Association of Educational Office Professionals (NHAEOP) provides members with leadership and organization skills to pursue professional development. NHAEOP offers a scholarship for business education students to pursue office-related careers, preferably in the educational field.

Deadline: March 15

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must apply through an affiliate of NAEOP
  • Must intend to continue in an educational office-related business program.
  •  Must be a graduating high school  or may currently be pursuing  a degree at an institution of higher education.
  • Must have completed two or more business education courses that may include: computer classes, keyboarding/typing, marketing, business communication, accounting, office practices and procedures, bookkeeping, Desk top publishing, and/or business law.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an institution of higher education such as a two- or four-year college, university, business college/school or vocational/technical school)
  • Must maintain a 2.8 grade point average for the one-year period of the scholarship.

32. Avidian Technologies Business/Technology Scholarship

Avidian Technologies, the developers of the best-selling application Prophet, a customer relationship management tool, specializes in helping sales professionals organize customer database to become more productive. Avidian offers a scholarship to assist students that study business and technology.

Deadline: November 15

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must enrolled as a student n a vocational school, technical and trade school, community college, or university in the United States
  • Must be enrolled in a business or technology program

33. Abercrombie &Fitch Future Leaders Scholarship

Abercrombie & Fitch offers scholarships to sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in business . Applicants are expected to be active in community service, and are asked provide a color headshot with the application. Recipients attend Adelante’s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio (expenses paid)

Deadline: May 30

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in business
  • Maintained a 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Must be a full-time student carrying at least 12 semester hours
  • Must provide a resume of community service activities
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada

34. Journyx

Journyx offers web-based solutions for time-tracking and productivity. To support its activities, Journyx offers a $500 scholarship to a graduate or undergraduate student that shows to embrace technology as a part of project accounting.

Deadline: June 1

Amount: $500

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be over 18 years old
  • Must be a resident of the United States
  • Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student at a university in the United States

35. AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship

AfterCollege is an organization that assists students finding jobs and internships. In addition, they award scholarships to help with the financial burden of education. AfterCollege has awarded over $1 million in scholarships. This scholarship is awarded for business students.

Deadline: March 31

Amount: $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled working toward a degree in a business-related field such as accounting, advertising, business administration or finance. Awards are not limited to these majors.
  • Must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.

36. All-American Vector Marketing Scholarship Program

Vector Marketing is a premier student sales program. Vector awards a total of $50,000 annually to the company’s top sales performers. There is no application process as Vector Marketing awards scholarships annually. Scholarships are given to the top 140 sales representatives during three separate competitions each year. Vector additionally makes a donation to each recipient’s learning institution that matches the amount of the award.

Deadline: None – awarded by company

Amount: $250 – $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time student at an accredit college or university
  • Must meet sales requirements

37. Japanese American Citizens League

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL works to bring about positive change particularly to the Asian Pacific American Community. JACL offers many scholarships to its members, including general scholarships and scholarships for business students.

Deadline: March 1 (entering freshmen) April 1 (all others)

Amount: Varies

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active National JACL member (open to all ethnicities)
  • Must be planning to attend full0time at a college, university, trade school, business school or institution of higher learning in the United States

38. Julia T. Pingree Student Scholarship

The New Hampshire Association of Educational Office Professionals (NHAEOP) offers a scholarship for graduating high school students planning to pursue an education in business-related field.

Deadline: March 27

Amount: Not specific

Eligibility:

  • Must intend to continue in a business-related business program.
  •  Must be a graduating high school senior
  • Must have completed two or more courses that may include: computer classes, accounting/bookkeeping, marketing, office practices and procedures, business law, business communications, introduction to business, desktop publishing, business management & entrepreneurship, marketing & financial services.

Regional Scholarships

States and communities interested in keeping educated citizens close to home often offer scholarships to students that indicate they intend to work in the region. Sometimes scholarships are offered with this criterion, but often there is no such requirement. You may find some great scholarships by connecting with the local chamber of commerce, where you’ll find business associations that offer scholarship to students whose studies align with their mission.

39. Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarships

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) offers financial support to undergraduate accounting students by offering scholarships to students that intend to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in the state of Virginia.

Deadline: April 30

Amount: $3,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a rising junior or senior majoring in accounting
  • Must intend to sit for the CPA example
  • Must maintain an overall and accounting grade point average of 3.0

40. MAF Scholarships

The Michigan Accountancy Foundation (MAF) awards scholarships to deserving accounting students attending Michigan’s colleges and universities. The scholarships are primarily to support students in their fourth and fifth years. Members of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants generously donate funds to support this program.

Deadline: January 31

Amount: Up to $3,000

Eligibility:

  • Must attend a college or university in Michigan full-time carrying 12 semester hours
  • Must have declared a concentration in accounting
  • Must have earned 120 credit hours by the end of the current year
  • Must anticipate completion of Michigan CPA requirements within a year after graduation
  • Must be entering fourth or fifth year with some exceptions
  • Must intend to sit for the CPA in Michigan
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

41. FICPAS Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants(FICPA) supports all CPAs certified in the state of Florida. The FICPA also works to advance the accounting profession in Florida. It supports this effort by offering scholarships to Florida students to encourage their goal of sitting for the CPA exam.

Deadline: Not listed

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a degree-seeking student majoring in any college or university in Florida
  • Must have completed their junior year and enrolled in their fourth or fifth year
  • Must plan to sit for the CPA exam
  • Must carry at least 6 semester hours
  • Intend to practice accounting in Florida
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status
  • Must be a Florida resident

42. Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Programs

The Illinois CPA Society has several scholarships available for accounting students. One reimburses students for textbooks while others offer payment for CPA study materials. In general, the student must demonstrate willingness to sit for the CPA exam and practice in Illinois.

Deadline: April 1

Amount: Up to $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Non-CPAs enrolled in an Illinois college or university as a senior or graduate
  • Plan to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois within three years of application date, and demonstrate progress in a course of study in accounting
  • Have a 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Permanent resident of Illinois

43. Oregon College/University Scholarships

The Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) supports its members by offering programs to develop the professional success of members. The OSCPA supports state accounting programs at universities by offering scholarships to encourage accounting students to excel.

Deadline: Not listed

Amount: $1,000-$3,000

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in a full-time accounting pram at an accredited four-year college or university in Oregon or
  • Enrolled in an accredited Oregon community college
  • Maintains an overall grade point average of 3.2 and accounting grade point average of 3.2

44. MCSCPA Scholarship Program

The Missouri of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) offers scholarships to promising highs school and undergraduate students majoring in accounting at Missouri universities and colleges. The top candidate earns an additional $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Don Breimeier Memorial Scholarship.

Deadline: February 1

Amount:  $500-$1,250

Eligibility:

  • MSCPA college or high school student members
  • Missouri residents
  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time student with at least 12 semester hours at a college or university in Missouri
  • Declared accounting as a major

45. LCPA Scholarships

The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) is the premier organization in Louisiana supporting accounting professionals. The LCPA offers scholarship to Louisiana accounting students through funding by private donations and from LCPA members.

Deadline: Not listed

Amount: Varies

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of Louisiana
  • Must have taken at least four previous semesters in college
  • Must maintain a grade point average of 2.50 overall and 2.50 accounting
  • Must have declared accounting as major of choice

46. ASCPA Scholarships

Two accounting organizations in Arizona partner to offer several scholarship programs to assist students in Arizona that plan to major in accounting. The Arizona CPA Foundation for Education and Innovation partners with the Arizona Society of CPAS (ASCPA) to offer several scholarships to support Arizona’ accounting students. Donations are made by ASCPA members to support the initiatives.

Deadline: Not listed

Amount: $500-$2,000

Eligibility:

  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or 3.5 depending on the program
  • Must be an Arizona resident
  • Must have a designated major of accounting

47. MNCPA Scholarship Program

The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)is a professional organization that supports CPAs and other accounting professionals. The MNCPA offers a number of scholarships each year to accounting students attending Minnesota colleges.

Deadline: Not listed

Amount: $500-$2,000

Eligibility:

  • Be a Minnesota resident attending a Minnesota college or university
  • Declared accounting as a major
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior going on to graduate school
  • Intend to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Maintain  at least a 3.0 GPA in accounting.

48. NESCPA Foundation Scholarship

The Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants (NESCPA) offers scholarships to accounting majors who have completed their junior year and plan to sit for the CPA exams. Nominations for scholarship recipients are made by Accounting Department faculty members at Nebraska University.

Deadline: April 1 and August 1

Amount: Vary

Eligibility:

  • Plan to sit for the CPA exam
  • Demonstrate scholarship, personality, leadership and character
  • Plan to practice accounting in the state of Nebraska

49. Washington CPA Foundation

The Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) is an organization in the state of Washington dedication to supporting CPAs and encouraging students to enter the accounting profession. The WSCPA .offers annual scholarships to accounting majors in the state of Washington.

Deadline: February 1

Amount: Varies

Eligibility:

  • At least a junior by the Fall semester. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in both overall and accounting classes
  • Acceptance into a four-year university’s accounting program
  • Plan to become a CPA in the state of Washington
  • Demonstrate community involvement on and off campus

50. Frank H. Ault Scholarships

The San Diego Foundation manages over 100 scholarships including the Frank H. Ault foundation. Students should complete the Common Scholarship Application to determine their eligibility for all scholarships. Preference is given to students that are active in their school’s accounting society.

Deadline: February 6

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of San Diego County
  • Must be a graduating high school student, junior college or undergraduate student planning to major in accounting or finance at an accredited four-year university
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Must show participation in extra-curricular and community service activities

 

Students pursuing an accounting or business degree can access many opportunities for financial assistance. Military families, single mothers, and ethnicity-based scholarships are a just a few of the kinds of scholarships and grants offered… You may also qualify for federal grants based on need. To find out where to get more information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s free scholarship finder or federal and state grant agencies. In addition, visit the financial aid office at your university where you can find someone that can help you find scholarships for your particular needs.

 

Sources

http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/https://www.scholarships.com/http://hsf.net/en/

About Sara Huter

Sara Huter has over 15 years experience in the banking and energy industries, and over 10 years as an adjunct professor. Her work has been published for BusinessBee.com, the International Directory of Company Histories, the Encyclopedia of Business Insights: Global, EHow.com, and Examiner.com. Find out more about Sara at her Google+ Profile.

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