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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.

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship - Bellevue Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

African American Network of the Carolinas

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The African American Network – Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. Applicants must be a graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school and must attend a four-year college or university located in North or [...] More

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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. Applicants must be full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrate some financial [...] 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 by providing scholarship funds to Native college 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. The [...] More

COAG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • 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: 2/12/2021
  • 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 [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • 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: 2/22/2021
  • 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 career [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The FWSF Scholarship provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, 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 for [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Tuition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • 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

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 4/3/2021
  • 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. Applicants must be an incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year [...] 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: 3/1/2021
  • 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 (and a US citizen). 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. [...] More

NJCU Honors Program in Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • 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: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,200
  • The NSA Scholarship Foundation Scholarship assists dedicated students who are committed to a career in accounting by providing financial assistance to support their education. Applicants must be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada (permanent residents are not eligible, with the exception of legal residents of Arizona) who is an undergraduate enrolled part or full-time at an accredited 2 or 4-year [...] More

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • 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 personal financial planning.

    Who is eligible to apply?
    Applicants for Paul S. Mills Scholarships must:

    Be a United States citizen or legal resident living [...] More

PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Phoenix Chapter is open to students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in Project Management or related fields of study. Must be residents of Arizona. For more information and or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/30/2021
  • 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

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2021
  • 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: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The SILA Foundation awards five (5) $2,500 scholarships for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: business administration, education, finance or accounting, information technology, insurance studies, marketing or mathematics. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours at an accredited [...] More

TACTYC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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

The A.A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • To be eligible for the The A.A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student residing in the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle; and, plan to major or are already majoring in accounting and attend Amarillo College, West Texas A&M University or Texas Tech University. This is renewable upon a 2.5 [...] More

The Laurels Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • 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

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/7/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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 provides financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders. Therefore, an important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s [...] 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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Last Reviewed: July 2020