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.
Eligible majors: -Accounting -Computer Information Systems -Communications -Finance -International [...] More
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.
Eligible majors: -Accounting -Computer Information Systems -Communications -Finance -International [...] 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 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to accounting majors who plan to become CPAs. Awards are non-renewable and past recipients may not re-apply. Payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student.
Eligibility: -Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an "accounting-related" major -Planning to [...] More
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 and university classrooms. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships to full-time minority accounting [...] More
The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.
The American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship(s) will be awarded to applicants majoring in accounting at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or professional school of accountancy in Southwest Missouri. The applicants should have completed the equivalent of at least Intermediate Financial Accounting I at the time of application. Scholarships may also be awarded to [...] 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
The Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of CPAs is proud to announce its scholarship awards program. Scholarships will be awarded to students with an interest in pursuing professional careers in the accounting field. Awards range from $500-$2,000.
Eligibility: -Declared accounting as a major or shown intent by taking at least four accounting courses -U.S. citizen or [...] More
The San Francisco Chapter of the California Society of CPAs is proud to announce its scholarship awards program. Scholarships will be awarded to students with an interest in pursuing professional careers in the accounting field.
Eligibility: -U.S. citizen or permanent resident -Must be either enrolled as a full-time student or working and enrolled as a part-time student -Must have [...] 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.
The criteria for the award include: - Presenting a letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from a [...] More
The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship 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.
Eligibility: -Full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester (including spring [...] 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
Fontana Transport Inc. is a family owned trucking company based out of Southern California whose owners are passionate about higher education and to be able to help future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree.
The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an [...] 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 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.
Eligibility: -Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments -Recommendation by your [...] More
This scholarship fund supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. The Herman J. Neal scholarship fund provides scholarships to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships support students with their junior or senior year, or [...] 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.
All applicants must meet the following criteria: -Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident -Be [...] 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. Fpr full details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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
High School Merit Scholarships are offered to Kansas high school seniors without regard to financial need who will be entering a Kansas college or university the following academic school year and plan to major in accounting. Applicants are required to have ACT or SAT test scores submitted by a counselor or teacher and must complete and submit a comprehensive application designed to demonstrate [...] 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
Asian Americans in Public Finance strives to enhance, develop and promote the professional lives and careers of dedicated Asian Americans in public finance as well as those interested in pursuing a career in public finance or the public sector.
Public finance is the study of government's impact on the economy, and a profession in public finance involves the funding and financial management of [...] 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.
Eligibility: -Currently a full or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, [...] 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 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
SDRA's Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students studying for a career in retailing. To be eligible, 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 school in the fall of the application year. Enrollment in an online program is acceptable if applicant meets [...] 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 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
Midway through his "It's OK to be White" speech at the University of Connecticut, Conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich was arrested and charged with attempted larceny and disorderly conduct after he grabbed a woman who had swiped his notes off his lectern. The charges have since been dropped and in a reversal, the woman was arrested and charged with attempted larceny and disorderly conduct.
Stanford Business School officials have admitted to giving steep price breaks to preferred applicants while on their website, for years, claimed that "all fellowships are need based." The news came after one student discovered a glitch on their website that gave public access to confidential student financial aid records.
Pop-punk band Diet Cig has canceled its scheduled appearance at Messiah College due to the college's "really serious anti-LGBT policies." The band has stated they have "no desire to support or benefit from an institution that discriminates against LGBT students/faculty/staff." [...]