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.

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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 Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The AFWA offers a variety of Undergraduate and Master's scholarships for women in finance and accounting. For Undergraduate/5-Year Degree Scholarships, the awards are presented to students who have completed their sophomore year of college (or 60 semester hours or the equivalent) by the time of the application deadline and are majoring in accounting or finance. Candidates must have a minimum [...] More

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Applicants of the Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship 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 South Carolina. Applicants must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and be an [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting Ph.D. scholars who [...] More

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

Alvin A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • 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

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/23/2023
  • 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

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2023
  • 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, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/21/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation's scholarships are awarded to encourage high school students in the State of Hawaii who want 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

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The FWSF Scholarship provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Selection criteria: demonstrates leadership skills, both academic and community, strong communication skills, alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals. Financial need is given consideration. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Tuition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • 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. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Applicants must major in a business-related area. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/9/2023
  • 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. Applicants must be an incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year [...] More

Mel C. Marshall Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2022
  • 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

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $48,000
  • 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: 4/1/2023
  • 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: 3/31/2023
  • 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. Eligible applicants must: be US citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need; and, be a full or part-time student [...] More

PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • 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: 2/6/2023
  • 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

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • 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.

    Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: Insurance/Compliance/Risk Management, Finance/Accounting/Actuarial Science, Business Information and/or Information Technology. Applicants must [...] More

TACTYC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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 Laurels Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • 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: 7/1/2023
  • 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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