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Accounting Program Scholarships


Accounting Scholarships

In addition to JSOM graduate scholarships, some scholarships are available specifically to accounting students.

  • 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. Visit application information and requirements.

  • American Institute of Public Accountants(AICPA) Scholarships

    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. Visit This Way To CPA Community for more information, deadline and application process.

  • 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 credit hours (or equivalent) of college coursework with at least 6 semester credit hours in accounting.
    • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and cumulative)
    • Be a full-time undergraduate or master’s level student for 2014-15
    • 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 semester credit hours in accounting or business during undergraduate program
    • Be enrolled full-time as a graduate student for 2014-15
    • 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 credit hours (or equivalent) of college coursework with at least 6 semester credit hours in accounting
    • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and cumulative)
    • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for 2014-15
    • 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. Visit Institute of International Organiztion for more information.

  • 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.