Other Accounting Scholarships

Financial aid helps you cover the costs of your college education. Most financial aid is given on the basis of eligibility or need, which is determined by the school you are attending, information you provide about you and your family’s ability to pay for your education and a set of formulas established by law.

Scholarships

The accounting industry provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to students pursuing accounting degrees. Below is a listing of some of those scholarships. You can also search the Internet for other scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Accountemps, AICPA
Recipient: AICPA student affiliate members pursuing studies in accounting-related majors at the undergraduate or graduate level. CPAs are not eligible for scholarship.
Amount: $2,500
Information: (919) 402-4931
AICPA website 

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Sponsor: AICPA/Minority Initiatives Committee
Recipient: Minority accounting students pursuing studies in accounting-related majors at the undergraduate or graduate level. CPAs are not eligible for scholarship.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Information: (919) 402-4931
AICPA website 

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Recipient: Full-time students enrolled in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice programs. Graduate or undergraduate students.
Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
Information: (800) 245-3321
ACFE website 

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship
Sponsor: The Government Finance Officers Association
Recipient: Graduate student preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
Amount: $10,000
Information: (312) 977-9700
GFOA website 

Vets covered for CPA exam
Sponsor: Department of Veterans Affairs 
Recipient: Veterans in any state can take and have the expense of the CPA exam eligible for reimbursement.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Department of Veterans Affairs website 

Doctoral Fellowship Program
Sponsor: The Deloitte Foundation
Recipient: Doctoral program accounting student at an accredited university who has completed two or more semesters or the equivalent.
Amount: Up to ten doctoral students receive $25,0000, dispersed in four payments over two years.
Deloitte website 

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarship
Sponsor: Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA), Accounting & Finance Women's Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) 
Recipient: Women pursuing accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. 
Amount: $1,000 - $16,000
Information: EFWA - (937) 424-3391
EFWA website
Information: AFWA - (800) 326-2163
AFWA website
Information: AWSCPA - (937) 222-1872 
AWSCPA website 

Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
Sponsor: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Recipient: Minority doctoral program students who show significant potential to become accounting educators.
Amount: Up to $12,000 per year
Information: (919) 402-4931
AICPA website 

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
Sponsor: The Government Finance Officers Association
Recipient: Undergraduate or graduate student preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
Amount: $5,000
Information: (312) 977-9700
GFOA website 

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship
Sponsor: The Government Finance Officers Association
Recipient: Employee of a state or local government enrolled in an a part-time graduate study.
Amount: $5,000
Information: (312) 977-9700
GFOA website 

John L. Carey Scholarship
Sponsor: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Recipient: Liberal arts degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure.
Amount: $5,000 per year
Information: (919) 402-4931
AICPA website 

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) 
Sponsor: Department of Defense
Recipient: Military spouses of active duty service members.
Amount: Up to $4,000 in financial assistance toward education and testing 
MyCAA website 

Minority Doctoral Student Program
Sponsor: KPMG Foundation
Recipient: African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American students in full-time accounting doctoral programs.
Amount: $10,000 (eligible for annual renewal) 
KPMG website 

Minorities in Government Finance
Sponsor: The Government Finance Officers Association
Recipient: Minority undergraduate or graduate student with outstanding performance and preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
Amount: $5,000
Information: (312) 977-9700
GFOA website 

NABA National Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) 
Recipient: An ethnic minority who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate business major and a NABA member who meets a minimum GPA requirement.
Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Information: (301) 474-NABA
NABA website 

 MNCPA Scholarship Program 
Sponsor: The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
Recipient: Schools are asked to select the recipients based on the following criteria:
1) students must be Minnesota residents,
2) sophomore, junior, or senior level (going on to graduate school), and
3) have at least a 3.0 grade point average in accounting.
Recipients’ participation in activities and honor programs is also considered.
Amount: The MNCPA Scholarship Task Force awards $25,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship is worth $1,000.
Information: Check your school’s accounting department or career center for an application.
MNCPA website 

National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation
Sponsor: National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation
Recipient: Undergraduate accounting major with at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Amount: $500 - $2,000
Information: (507) 931-1682
NSA website 

TDC Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Recipient: NABA member who maintains an overall GPA of 2.5 and accounting GPA of 2.0, sophomore or higher completed accounting credits. 
Amount: $1,000
Information: (301) 474-NABA
NABA website 

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Additional scholarships
The American Institute of CPAs also provides a list of scholarships.

MNCPA scholarships
Help pay for your accounting education with $1,000 from the MNCPA.