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

Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • 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. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. Catching the Dream, [...] More

COAG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2020
  • 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: 2/12/2020
  • 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

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 is awarded to encourage students from Hawaii to work towards a career in Business. Each scholarship recipient will receive $20,000 over four years (or a pro-rated amount over fewer years).
    The Foundation awards scholarships to the most deserving applicants on the basis of academic standing, leadership ability, financial need, and a commitment to pursue a [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2020
  • 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. Benefits of the Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship: a $10,000 award [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • This Fund was established in honor of the late Dr. Herman J. Neal, a distinguished Chicago physician, to memorialize his strong commitment to opening doors of opportunity and education for African-Americans. Multiple scholarships are available each year. Applicants must be an African-American junior, senior, or graduate student for the following academic year. For more information and to apply, [...] 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. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident and be enrolled in an Illinois college or university. To qualify, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent and [...] More

INCPAS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The INCPAS Scholarship encourages accounting careers, and promotes financial activities for Indiana students. Applicants must be an under-represented U.S. racial/ethnic minority student enrolled in an Indiana high school or home school program for the current school year and must be an Indiana resident and able participate in monthly meetings in the Indianapolis OR South Bend-area. Must have [...] 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 college of [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/30/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and 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 the academic year and [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • 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: 3/5/2020
  • 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: 4/30/2020
  • 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 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. Thunderbird evaluates all highly-qualified entering students for scholarships. All entering students are eligible and are [...] More

TKE Educational Foundation Harry J. Donnelly Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 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: January 2020