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.

Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/5/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • To be eligible for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program, applicants must: be accepted into a four-year college or university as a rising sophomore, junior or senior college undergraduate student; have a 2.8 or better GPA and a minimum of a 1040 SAT score or 22 ACT score; demonstrate ability and willingness to fund a portion of their education expenses on their own; and be [...] More

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Throughout the United States, Native American communities suffer from a lack of qualified professionals—teachers, engineers, doctors, communication specialists, business managers, social workers and technicians. Well-paying jobs exist in Indian communities, but few Indians are prepared to fill them. Hospitals, dental clinics, schools, engineering and agricultural projects remain understaffed and [...] More

Mel C. Marshall Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • 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, and it maintains a [...] More

Kinsey Determination Scholarship for the College of Business

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kinsey Determination Scholarship for the College of Business is awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo. 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. Personal achievement and [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Alabama Power Scholarship annually to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Business and Industry who are legal residents of the state of Alabama. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships with [...] More

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education in anti-fraud career paths. Applicants must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if undergraduate or 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if graduate level. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment throughout [...] More

Alvin A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alvin A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled college students who reside in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Applicants must plan to major or are majoring in Accounting and attend Amarillo College, Texas Tech University, or West Texas A&M University. Applications must include proof of U.S. citizenship or [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2024
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards 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. Applicants must [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/22/2024
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation's scholarships are awarded to encourage high school students in the State of Hawaii who intend to have a career in business to pursue higher education at any accredited four­-year college or university. College students meeting the requirements are also eligible to apply. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of [...] More

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply! The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators.

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TACTYC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC) is pleased to announce several scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for students majoring in Accounting. Two types of awards are offered - for two year college students transferring to a four-year college, and for two year college students continuing at a two year college. For either award, applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, [...] More

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/3/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund is supported by Advocates for African-Americans, a Duke Energy employee resource group in Charlotte. It was founded by Duke Energy employees in 1996 to attract, nurture, develop and promote a diverse workforce. Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program is for first generation high school seniors who are underrepresented, need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community and themselves. We want to be able to find, sponsor, and guide leaders who are determined to succeed by all means possible regardless of their struggles, lack of [...] More

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The first step in becoming a CPA is to complete your higher education. Graduating from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university is strongly recommended. The AICPA is looking for scholarship applicants who are declared accounting, finance or related majors and intend to pursue the CPA license. Become an AICPA Legacy Scholar by applying for an AICPA Legacy Scholarship. If chosen, [...] More

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • 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. [...] More

New Jersey City University Honors Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $48,000
  • The Honors Program at New Jersey City University provides exciting opportunities for exceptional students who are talented, motivated, and intellectually curious. It is designed for students who have a passion for learning and provides the training and experience needed for fulfilling, 21st-century careers. Students in our program receive a generous scholarship, dedicated advising, unique faculty [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/19/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of the current year. Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who will be enrolled during the upcoming Summer semester or thereafter. This includes current students or future students who have been accepted into a graduate business program. Applicants must be enrolled either at the main [...] More

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and personal financial planning. Eligible applicants must: be US citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need; and be a full-time or [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • 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. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be enrolled in an Illinois college or university. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent and plan to sit for the CPA [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Applicants of the Herman J. Neal Scholarship must: be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; be enrolled in an Illinois college or university; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent; and, must plan to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois within three years of application date and demonstrate progress in a course of study in accounting. This scholarship rewards African American [...] More

AFWA Master’s Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The AFWA Master’s Scholarship is presented to students who have been accepted to a master’s degree program by the time of the application deadline and are majoring in accounting or finance. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Scholarship candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants of the Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship must be a full-time undergraduate at a four-year college/university in California in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must major in accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields and be of Asian heritage (at least 50%), have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college [...] More

PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Phoenix Chapter has sponsored an endowed academic scholarship fund to provide an annual scholarship valued at up for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefiting from project management. This is open to students in all degree levels, including doctorates. [...] More

Laurels Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Laurels Fund was established 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 research [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2024
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The first step in becoming a CPA is to complete your higher education. Graduating from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university is strongly recommended. The AICPA is looking for scholarship applicants who are declared accounting, finance or related majors and intend to pursue the CPA license. Become an AICPA Legacy Scholar by applying for an AICPA Legacy Scholarship. If chosen, [...] More

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Between April 1st - May 31st each year, students may submit an application for one of the SILA Foundation scholarships awards for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Post-graduate studies apply. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: Insurance/Compliance/Risk Management, Finance/Accounting/Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Business [...] More

Thunderbird Alumni Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Thunderbird Scholarships seeks individuals whose global mindset and personal mission align with our own—and we make generous scholarships available to those whose passion for international management, cultures and world relations is seen in both their words and their actions. This merit-based tuition scholarship is designed for competitive applicants who demonstrate above-average academic [...] More

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