Accounting Programs Scholarships

In addition to Jindal School of Management Scholarships, numerous accounting scholarships are available and some are listed below.

ALPFA Scholarship Program

The Hispanic College Fund (HCF) in partnership with the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) has created a new scholarship program. HCF was founded in 1993 to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. ALPFA, founded in 1972, was the first national Hispanic professional association in the United States. Together, HCF and ALPFA are providing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in accounting or finance-related fields.
Application information and requirements

American Institute of Public Accountants(AICPA) Scholarships

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The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization for certified public accountants. In addition to the services offered to members, the AICPA provides scholarship opportunities to accounting students who plan to pursue and demonstrate significant potential toward becoming a licensed CPA. Scholarship eligibility requirements and amounts vary depending on the program.

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship

The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship provides awards to students majoring in accounting, finance or information systems who plan to pursue the CPA licensure.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Have completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework with at least 6 semester hours in accounting.
  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and cumulative)
  • Be a full-time undergraduate or master’s level student for 2013-14
  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and other non-business related degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA profession.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Have been accepted into or in the process of applying to an accredited graduate program
  • Have not earned more than 12 credits in accounting or business during undergraduate program
  • Be enrolled full-time as a graduate student for 2013-14
  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Minority Scholarship program is offered to students of ethnically diverse backgrounds who are considered underrepresented in the CPA profession.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework with at least 6 semester hours in accounting
  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and cumulative)
  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for 2013-14
  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

American Woman’s Society of CPA Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to individuals aspiring to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). The recipient of the scholarship will receive funding for a CPA review course conducted by a recognized CPA review provider. The scholarship will be paid directly to the provider and is valued at approximately $2200. Visit the scholarship section of the AWCPA’s website.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This program offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. To be eligible, an application must meet certain criteria.
Application information and requirements

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship Competition

Award Amount: $3,500 Criteria:
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in sate and local government finance in the United States or Canada
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded
  • Should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their students at a high level of performance
  • Candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government or graduate studies in governmental accounting or public administration

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 Criteria:
  • Minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management)
  • Full-time or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate level
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Recommendation by student’s academic adviser, department chair (undergraduate students) or dean of the graduate program
  • Should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level of performance
  • Candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance

George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 or two $2,500 Criteria:
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field
  • Employed at least one year by a state, local government or other public entity
  • Recommendation by applicant’s employer
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
Applications and additional information

Scholarship Committee
Government Finance Officers Association
203 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60621-1210

Vogel Scholarship Program

The Dallas CPA Society is once again offering the Philip Vogel Scholarships to junior, senior, and graduate accounting students who plan to become CPAs and enter the accounting profession. For information, contact The Dallas CPA Society.