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.

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The AICPA John L. Carey scholarship award is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. The award provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers. All [...] More

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Recipients receive individual awards of up to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education. Scholarship payments are sent directly [...] More

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Catching the Dream is a national Native American education and scholarship center. 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.

    Our strategy is to actively seek out Native American high school [...] More

COAG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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. Applicants must present a letter of acceptance or enrollment from a school of accredited higher education [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2020
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 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 [...] More

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 Deadline: 3/13/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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 $5,000 annually. Assuming eligibility is maintained, a total of $20,000 will be awarded over four [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

Herman J. Neal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Herman J. Neal scholarship supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. These scholarships support students with their junior or senior year, or with the additional year, (30 semester hours) needed to sit for the CPA Exam which can include graduate studies. Scholarships cover the costs of tuition, fees, and can include up to $500 in [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Tuition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident and be enrolled in an Illinois college or [...] More

INCPAS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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.

    Applicants must be an under-represented U.S. racial/ethnic minority student [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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.

    Applicant must be a full-time student demonstrating academic achievement enrolled in the [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance scholarship honors the memory of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, for his dedication to public service, active involvement in state politics, and direct impact he had in opening up opportunities for Asian Americans in the public finance industry. Matt Fong's life embodied the mission of the Asian Americans in Public Finance [...] More

Mel C. Marshall Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • The Mel C. Marshall Student Scholarship was developed to encourage high school seniors or college students to enroll in careers related to the precast concrete industry and to provide opportunities for those students who receive financial support to liaise with CPCA. Scholarship applications are requested by October 31 for the academic year beginning the following fall, and by April 30 for the [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, [...] More

NJCU Honors Program in Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $50,000
  • 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 and priority registration. For more [...] More

NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,200
  • 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

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/29/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 Examiners.

    Applicants must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if undergraduate or 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if graduate level. Must be currently enrolled at an accredited, [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $60,000
  • 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 select Middle Tennessee counties.

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be planning to pursue a business degree at a four-year, not-for-profit college. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be pursuing a [...] More

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in accounting, engineering, race car driver/crew, administration information technology, sales/marketing, advertising, business, manufacturing, technician, design/graphics, [...] More

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The SILA Foundation awards ten (10) $2,500 scholarships for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: insurance studies, finance or accounting, business administration, marketing, or education. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school or be employed [...] More

TACTYC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 forfeited.

    Applicants must [...] More

The Laurels Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 and [...] More

Thunderbird Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: 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

TKE W. Allan Herzog Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • All of the TKE Educational Foundation leadership and scholarship awards are for the benefit of active collegiate members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity as defined by The Black Book Article VI Section 2 unless otherwise specified.
    All initiated undergraduate and graduate studies members of TKE who are currently enrolled students in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2019