Accounting Scholarships

Some people think math is boring, but you know otherwise. Not only do you love numbers, but you know how to profit from this love by majoring in accounting. Accounting is an excellent career path for the intelligent and detail-oriented student. After all, all those people who hate math are going to need someone to crunch their numbers for them and with your math skills and accounting degree, you’ll be able to land yourself a secure means of employment. Your interest in accounting may even help you pay for school.

When you look at the abundant accounting scholarships out there, it’s pretty clear you’ve got yourself a great deal with your academic major. From university scholarships for accounting to a large number of privately-sponsored accounting scholarships, your opportunities to fund your education are nearly endless. As a group of financially savvy and successful people, it’s no surprise that everyone from accounting departments to professional organizations in the field (the American Institute of CPAs and the American Society of Women Accountants, for example) offer accounting scholarships. Many of these are local scholarships, catering to students in specific states or regions, which boosts your chances of winning at least one award.

Check out a partial list of accounting scholarships below and then complete a free college scholarship search to find more awards based on your major, your talents, and other unique characteristics.

¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Chicago Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 03, Annually
The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

Eligible majors:
-Accounting
-Computer Information Systems
-Communications
-Finance
-International [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Colorado Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 03, Annually
The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

Eligible majors:
-Accounting
-Computer Information Systems
-Communications
-Finance
-International [...] More

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Bellevue Chapter No. 159, located in Bellevue, Washington, was chartered in 1991 as an affiliate of the national organization of the American Society of Women Accountants. The Society has over 3,000 members throughout the US. ASWA was founded in 1938 by the American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants, is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of opportunities for [...] More

African American Network - Carolinas Scholarship Fund
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The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. The Network identifies developmental growth opportunities for African American employees at Duke Energy and creates value for Duke Energy as a business resource and an organization with solid brand reputation. As part of its mission, the African American Network - Carolinas chapter provides [...] More

AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to accounting majors who plan to become CPAs. Awards are non-renewable and past recipients may not re-apply. Payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student.

Eligibility:
-Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an "accounting-related" major
-Planning to [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment and university classrooms. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships to full-time minority accounting [...] More

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.

Up to 5 students will each [...] More

American Society of Women Accountants
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship(s) will be awarded to applicants majoring in accounting at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or professional school of accountancy in Southwest Missouri. The applicants should have completed the equivalent of at least Intermediate Financial Accounting I at the time of application. Scholarships may also be awarded to [...] More

Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
The Arizona CPA Foundation for Education and Innovation, in coordination with the Arizona Society of CPAs, supports programs and initiatives in education and practice which enhance excellence and innovation in the profession of accountancy.

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to assist future CPAs in reaching their educational goals, thanks to the generous donations made by ASCPA [...] More

CalCPA Peninsula Silicon Valley Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 26, Annually
The Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of CPAs is proud to announce its scholarship awards program. Scholarships will be awarded to students with an interest in pursuing professional careers in the accounting field. Awards range from $500-$2,000.

Eligibility:
-Declared accounting as a major or shown intent by taking at least four accounting courses
-U.S. citizen or [...] More

CalCPA San Francisco Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 11, Annually
The San Francisco Chapter of the California Society of CPAs is proud to announce its scholarship awards program. Scholarships will be awarded to students with an interest in pursuing professional careers in the accounting field.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be either enrolled as a full-time student or working and enrolled as a part-time student
-Must have [...] More

Catching The Dream Program
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Catching the Dream seeks to address this deficiency. Our high-priority areas of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. These fields of study are critical to the future of Indian people and the nation, and Native Americans are very underrepresented in these fields.

Catching the Dream is a national Native American education and scholarship center.
Our strategy [...] More

Claude B. Hart Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Claude B. Hart Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 to provide scholarships to worthy graduating high school seniors from Elkin High School who intend to major in mathematics (accounting, computer science, business administration) and/or engineering (mechanical, civil, chemical, etc.) in college. The scholarship may provide a renewable scholarship for four consecutive years of [...] More

COAG Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency) who is a United States citizen graduating by the spring of the current academic year or any Georgia student currently enrolled in a school of accredited higher education located in Georgia is eligible to apply for a COAG scholarship.

The criteria for the award include:
- Presenting a letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from a [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a [...] More

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is available for award to a full-time graduate student who is pursuing an advanced
degree and is preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Eligibility:
-Full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and
expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester (including spring [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 10, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards prestigious scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. [...] More

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program
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Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship promotes the professional and educational needs of the state; increases the number of highly trained and educated professional accountants available to serve the residents of this state; improves the state's business environment and encourage economic development and financial stability; and identifies, recognizes and supports outstanding scholars who [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Fontana Transport Inc. is a family owned trucking company based out of Southern California whose owners are passionate about higher education and to be able to help future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree.

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an [...] More

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship is available for award to two graduate or undergraduate students
enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winners of the scholarship were invited to attend the GFOA’s annual conference, where the awards were presented. This scholarship is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association. [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to Hawaii residents pursuing degrees in Business Administration, or other business-related fields, at any accredited four-year college or university.

Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of $4,000 annually. Assuming eligibility is maintained, a total of $16,000 will be awarded over four [...] More

FWSF Scholarship
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The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events.

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors [...] More

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship is available for award to four students enrolled in part-time graduate study that are employees of a state or local government and are preparing to continue their career in state and local government finance.

Eligibility:
-Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments
-Recommendation by your [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship fund supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. The Herman J. Neal scholarship fund provides scholarships to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships support students with their junior or senior year, or [...] More

IASA Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
IASA's Insurance Industry Collegiate Scholarship program was established in 2009 to provide scholarships to collegiate students preparing for a career in the insurance industry. The scholarship program is targeted to aid students at the sophomore level or above who are enrolled in a university with an insurance program and whose course of study includes working toward a degree in information [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Tuition Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Illinois CPA Society’s charitable partner, provides life-changing scholarships and training programs to deserving accounting students across the state. The Accounting Tuition scholarship is open to college seniors or graduate students.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident
-Be [...] More

Indiana CPA Society education Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 24, Annually
The Indiana CPA Society provides financial assistance to encourage accounting careers and promote financial activities for Indiana students. One such effort is the awarding of $50,000 in scholarships since 2002 to 57 students at independent campuses across the state through the Indiana CPA Educational Foundation.

Eligibility requirements:
-The student must be a resident of Indiana
-Attending [...] More

Internal Auditor Magazine Scholarships
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Internal Auditor Magazine, the world's leading publication covering the internal audit profession, is offering six (6) scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who write the most informative and intuitive essays on internal audit subjects, as judged by The IIA's Publications Advisory Committee. Once the student winners are announced, we will publish the winning essay on our website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. The JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Applicant must major in business related area. Fpr full details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Katherine A. Ellis Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Katherine A. Ellis Scholarship awards female accounting students. Preference is given to single mothers who have financial need. Applicants must be enrolled full-time.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Kinsey Determination Scholarship for the College of Business
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the College of Business and Innovation. To be eligible, students must be male with a single mother, living the majority of his life without the presence of a father or male guardian. The scholarship is based on financial need. A current aid year FAFSA must be on file. Personal achievement and strong principles are also considered [...] More

KSCPA High School Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
High School Merit Scholarships are offered to Kansas high school seniors without regard to financial need who will be entering a Kansas college or university the following academic school year and plan to major in accounting. Applicants are required to have ACT or SAT test scores submitted by a counselor or teacher and must complete and submit a comprehensive application designed to demonstrate [...] More

Lloyd M. Fujie Scholarship for Accounting Major Students
Application Deadlines: March 18, Annually
Full-time, degree seeking, undergraduate freshman applicants are considered for academic merit scholarships at the time of admission based on academic abilities. Academic merit scholarships are applied towards tuition.

The Lloyd M. Fujie Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman who have graduated from a public high school in Hawai'i.
Applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
Asian Americans in Public Finance strives to enhance, develop and promote the professional lives and careers of dedicated Asian Americans in public finance as well as those interested in pursuing a career in public finance or the public sector.

Public finance is the study of government's impact on the economy, and a profession in public finance involves the funding and financial management of [...] More

Mel C. Marshall Student Scholarship
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CPCA was formed in 1990 by a group of precast concrete manufacturers who felt a local organization was necessary to address matters of concern to the precast concrete industry in California. Now, well into the third decade of service to its members, the focus of CPCA remains on the advancement of quality, precast products.

CPCA operates as a non-profit California corporation with standing [...] More

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate
student enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Eligibility:
-Currently a full or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) [...] More

NJCU Honors Program in Finance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The New Jersey City University Business Honors Program in Finance is a challenging program for highly-prepared incoming freshman who seek to pursue finance related careers.

Selected recipients will receive:
-Four-year full-tuition scholarships
-A free laptop computer
-Study abroad experiences
-Workplace internships
-Personalized advisement from expert faculty

In order to be considered [...] More

NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The NSA Scholarship Foundation works to build career paths into and within the accounting profession. With its scholarship awards, the Foundation assists dedicated students who are committed to a career in accounting by providing financial assistance to support their education. With its educational grant program, the Foundation supports professional development and educational activities to [...] More

Paul S. Mills Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and related fields of business.

Eligibility:
-Be United States citizens or legal residents living in one of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia or U.S. [...] More

PMI Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations [...] More

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, the ACFE Foundation supports the education of students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination. The scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become Certified Fraud [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in:

-Accounting
-Engineering
-Race Car [...] More

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Securities and Insurance Licensing Association Foundation, Inc. (SILA Foundation) is proud to announce the availability of ten (10) $2,500 scholarships for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university.

Eligibility:
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
-Be enrolled in one of the following disciplines:
1. Insurance Studies
2. Finance or Accounting
3. Business [...] More

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 18, Annually
SDRA's Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students studying for a career in retailing. To be eligible, applicant must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a retail-related course of study at a technical school, college or university, or other trade school in the fall of the application year. Enrollment in an online program is acceptable if applicant meets [...] More

Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany - UAS7
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Since 2006, the Study & Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning. Internships typically last 5-6 [...] More

Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Established in 2003, the Surety Industry Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety underwriting as a career choice. This program is administered by The Surety Foundation, the [...] More

TACTYC Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC) is pleased to announce that multiple scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to two-year college graduating students that are pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at a four-year college during the upcoming academic year. Scholarship awards must be used during the upcoming academic year or be [...] More

The A.A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 12, Annually
This scholarship was established in 1978 by the late A.A. and Hattie Mae Bush, longtime residents of Amarillo. Bush, an accountant and entrepreneur, enjoyed giving a helping hand to younger people.

Eligibility?:
-Graduating senior or currently enrolled college student from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle or students currently attending the restricted colleges/universities [...] More

The Laurels Fund
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Laurels Fund was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in accounting.

Scholarships may be awarded to deserving Ph.D. students who have completed comprehensive exams prior to the previous fall semester.

The selection of award recipients is based on:
-Scholarship, involving academic achievements in course work [...] More

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program recognizes two Maine high school seniors planning to pursue an education at a two- or four-year, degree-granting college. Preference may be given to a student attending a Maine college and seeking a degree in a business or education-related field. One scholarship is for a high school student pursuing an associates degree in a technical [...] More

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: June 02, Annually
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program encourages deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects to apply for the award. The program offers financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders. Therefore a factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background of RV [...] More

Thunderbird Scholarships
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Thunderbird has a rich history of providing the finest international business management education in the world. The quality of the Thunderbird experience is reflected in the fact that more than 35,500 of our graduates play leading roles at the best businesses in 141 different countries worldwide.

Thunderbird evaluates all highly-qualified entering students for scholarships. All entering [...] More

TKE Educational Foundation Harry J. Donnelly Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Considered the “father” of the TKE Educational Foundation, Harry J. Donnelly was initiated a Teke at Alpha-Kappa Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Province Hegemon (now Grand Province Advisor), as an advisor to both Alpha-Pi and Nu-Pi Chapters, and as a member of various Fraternity committees. He was honored as a recipient of the Grand Prytanis Award in 1959, the Order of [...] More

TKE W. Allan Herzog Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
A past member of the TKE Educational Foundation Board of Directors, W. Allan Herzog was initiated a Teke at Nu Chapter at the University of California - Berkeley in 1949. Prior to becoming an investment advisor, he held positions as a company president, financial officer and Certified Public Accountant. He has served on the board of directors of numerous governmental, civic and professional [...] More

Last Edited: January 2016

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