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.

TKE Educational Foundation 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

¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 25, Annually
Adelante's Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development Adelante! Fund Scholarships are Sponsored by MillerCoors, MillerCoors Texas, MillerCoors Chicago, Hispanic Organization for Public Employees (HOPE) Application Timeline: February 1 to May 1 Scholarships Available: Scholarship Range [...] 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

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must: - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 17, Annually
Each year, 10 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits. Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship (less financial aid) [...] More

NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards
Application Deadlines: March 10, Annually
Each year, thousands of students contact NSA seeking help to meet the ever-increasing costs of higher education. In response, the NSA Scholarship Foundation provides financial encouragement to promising accounting students across the country. The Foundation awards an average of 40 scholarships per year to undergraduates enrolled in a degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college or [...] More

JSU Alabama 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. [...] 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

Texas Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: Varies
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

KSCPA High School Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 06, Annually
For the KSCPA Scholarships high school students have the opportunity to earn single scholarships in the amounts of $1,300, $900, $800, $700 and $600. Fifteen additional scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each. These scholarships are offered without regard to financial need to high school seniors who rank high in one of the two college qualifying examinations (ACT or SAT), who [...] More

Catching The Dream MESBEC Program
Application Deadlines: Varies
Formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, Catching the Dream (CTD) was chartered in 1986 to help provide Indian tribes, Indian communities and tribal organizations with professionally trained and educated Native Americans. The MESBEC program is the oldest of CTD's programs providing scholarships for high-potential Native American students in Math, Engineering, Science, Business, [...] More

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 21, Annually
Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship of $6,000 is available for award to one or more undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner, if one is selected, will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s (GFOA)annual conference in San [...] More

Financial Women's Association of San Francisco - Women Studying in the Field of Finance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
FWA scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of finance and/or the Financial Services Industry. Affiliation with the Financial Women's Association provides the opportunity to meet potential mentors and network with successful finance professionals while attending both learning and socially oriented functions. FWA scholarships [...] More

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Merit and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded based on specific eligibility criteria listed in the application. Please note: We have transitioned to a 100% paperless application process via STARS Online. You will be [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
In order to be eligible for the Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program, you must meet the following criteria: - Be a U.S. citizen, permanently residing in Illinois and enrolled in an Illinois college or university as a senior or graduate student - Have 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent - Plan to sit for the CPA Examination in Illinois within three years of application date and [...] More

Indiana CPA Society Diversity Summit Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 07, Annually
INCPAS is currently accepting applications for the Diversity Summit Scholarship. Completed applications are due to INCPAS no later than June 7th. Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements: Must be an under-represented U.S. racial/ethnic minority student; - Must be a high school student enrolled in an Indiana high school or home school program for the coming school [...] More

New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to, careers in the actuarial sciences; ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits; careers in pension design and planning; [...] More

Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Please read fully, and do not send postal mail, use our web form at the website for asking for more information and getting a quicker answer. Also, please review other scholarships we have on our website. The Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship provides $1,000 in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star recipient who [...] More

CalCPA Orange County/Long Beach Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
CalCPA's Orange County/Long Beach Chapter will be offering the following scholarships this year: - Masters in Accounting Scholarship - Community College Scholarship Application - 4-Year College Scholarship Application For more information and application details, please visit our [...] More

Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
Scholarships between $4,000 and $10,000 are awarded annually to Kashmiri Pandit and Hindu students studying at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This "Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship" is provided through the Khosa JG Foundation, a private charitable nonprofit organization that receives funds from the family of Rattan L. Khosa of Oak Brook, Illinois. Prospective student candidates [...] More

TACTYC/AICPA Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC) is pleased to announce seven scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Five scholarships will be awarded to two-year college graduating students that are pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting at a four-year institution; two scholarships will be awarded to students that are currently pursuing a two-year degree in accounting. Every year, [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and [...] More

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship provides financial awards to undergraduate and graduate-level students majoring in accounting who plan to become licensed CPA professionals. Five scholarships of $2,500 are awarded annually. The scholarship is exclusively for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) student affiliate members majoring in accounting, finance or [...] More

AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program. Applicants must be students who are underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession (e.g., [...] 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 12, Annually
The Arizona Society of CPAs' Foundation offers up to six $500 scholarships to Arizona high school seniors if the following requirements are met: - Following high school graduation, recipient must enroll in an Arizona university or community college as a full-time student in the fall semester - Recipient must designate his or her major in accounting - Recipient must be a legal U.S. resident and [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program, established in 2001, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fulfillment of their potential. Each year, Fellows are awarded scholarships of $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 and are recognized for their achievements at a special awards reception in Washington, D.C. The application categories are Science, Technology, Mathematics, Literature, [...] 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 years. [...] 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 10 students will each receive [...] More

Laurels Fund Scholarships
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 up to $5,000 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 [...] More

Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 11, Annually
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program recognizes three Maine students planning to pursue 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 associate degree in a technical program, one [...] More

CalCPA Peninsula Chapter Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
The Peninsula Chapter of the California Society of CPAs will award up to $10,000 to graduate or undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the geographic area of the chapter (San Francisco Peninsula); individual awards may vary from $250 to $1,000. Selection criteria will include: communication skills; academic excellence; demonstrated leadership skills in academic or community [...] More

PMI Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 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: June 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

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The primary objective of the AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students is to enable more minorities to enter and move ahead in the accounting profession and academe. Recognizing the fact that professors serve as role models, a second objective is to increase the number of CPA role models who can positively influence the career decisions of a college student. These competitive fellowships [...] More

CalCPA SF Chapter Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 24, Annually
The San Francisco Chapter of the California Society of CPAs will award up to $25,000 to graduate and undergraduate students studying at colleges within the geographic area of the chapter (from the City of San Francisco north to Humboldt County); individual awards may range from $1,000 to $5,000. Selection criteria include: communication skills; academic excellence; demonstrated leadership skills [...] More

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 11, Annually
The South Dakota Retailers Association provides scholarships to students who are studying for a career in retailing. Individuals must have graduated from a South Dakota High School, or be enrolled in retail-related course of study at a vocational technical school, college or university in South Dakota to be eligible. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must plan to enrolled full-time in [...] More

WIFLE Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 17, Annually
The WIFLE Foundation (WIFLE) is an organization whose goal is to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention and promotion of qualified women in law enforcement, and to develop an information-sharing and support network for all women in law enforcement. In July 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics announced that as of [...] More

NSA Annual Scholarship Awards
Application Deadlines: March 10, Annually
This award is for students majoring in accounting with minimum 3.0 GPAs. Only undergraduates who are U.S. or Canadian citizens enrolled in a degree program at an accredited two- or four-year business school, college or university may [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship program supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. This year, the Herman J. Neal Scholarship program will provide up to 3 scholarships of up to $4,000 each to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships [...] More

A.A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, 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

Thunderbird Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
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

Phi Chi Theta Anna E. Hall/Helen D. Snow Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
To qualify for consideration for the Phi Chi Theta Anna E. Hall/Helen D. Snow Scholarships, applicant must be: - A national member of Phi Chi Theta in good standing - A student who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college in the United States - A student who will be enrolled in and attending classes during the forthcoming academic year at an approved college or university [...] More

PMI Washington, D.C. Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
We are 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 and universities. The PMI Washington, D.C. [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund - MillerCoors Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
Adelante's Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development Scholarships Available: Scholarship Range $3000 MillerCoors National (Business) 1.) Be eligible for JUNIOR or SENIOR status at a college or university by Fall. 2.) Pursue a degree in the following: International Business, General [...] More

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