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.
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. Must be a junior or senior university classification by the fall semester. Open only to Chicagoland partnering [...] More
The Bellevue chapter of AFWA awards scholarships annually to help students advance their accounting and finance education. Full or part-time students in the Puget Sound Region attending colleges, universities, vocational or technical schools and pursuing a degree in accounting and finance or persons actively pursuing their CPA or CMA designations may apply. Applicants must have taken basic [...] More
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. is a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program. Applicants must be students who are underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession. [...] More
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.
Eligibility: -After graduation, recipient must enroll in an Arizona university or community college as a full-time student in the fall semester [...] More
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
The Claude B. Hart Memorial Scholarship provides 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 applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need as well as significant promise in leadership. For more [...] More
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
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. For [...] More
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
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
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
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
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
The Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship, in honor of Daniel B. Goldberg 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. Applicants must be a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be [...] More
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. Applicants must be employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments and must be recommended by your employer. [...] More
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
The IASA Scholarship provides scholarships to students preparing for a career in the insurance industry. College scholarships are awarded to individuals at a sophomore level or above who are enrolled in a college with an insurance program or who are preparing to pursue a career in insurance, and whose course of study is working toward a degree in insurance accounting, finance, information [...] More
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Applicants must be a full or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics [...] More
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
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
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
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
To be eligible for the PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in project management or a related field and be a resident of Arizona. For more information and or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
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
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 driver/crew, administration information technology, sales/marketing, [...] More
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
South Dakota Retailer Association's (SDRA) Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students studying for a career in retailing. To be eligible, the 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 schools in the fall of the application year. Students must meet one of [...] More
Internships typically last 5-6 months, but UAS7 research internships may run from 2-6 months, depending on the specifications of the project description. Recipients will receive a full tuition waiver for both semesters (enrollment is also required during the internship to maintain residency in Germany) and the benefits provided to exchange students at the host UAS. Successful SIP applicants are [...] More
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. Applicants must have a declared insurance/risk management, accounting or business/finance [...] More
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
Scholars will launch an interdisciplinary journal next year, called The Journal of Controversial Ideas, where authors will be able to publish their academic work under pseudonyms due to "recent threats against polarizing academics." There will be no restrictions on academic disciplines, and "both left-wingers and right-wingers" are welcome on the editorial board. [...]
Research indicates that college students are expected to vote in record numbers in today's midterm election, in stark contrast to the nation's lowest youth turnout and voter registration in 2014. While forty percent of 18- to 29-year-olds say they will "definitely vote" in the midterm elections, "doesn't mean they'll actually cast a ballot on Election Day." Here are a few of the issues in higher education on which voters will have a say: [...]
Graduate student assistants across the nation are pushing for a $15 per hour stipend, which they believe is a "minimum living wage." Graduate students have attributed the 29 percent stipend increase at Emory University to their successful campus advocacy. [...]