Ultimate Guide to Scholarships for Finance

So, you have decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in finance. Congratulations! Whether you are fresh out of high school or coming back to college after the workforce, you’re one step closer to a rewarding and versatile career in fields like finance, accounting, economics or business.

You know college does not come cheap. In the U.S., the average tuition cost for a four-year public educational institution is more than $20,000 per year. For private institutions, it is more than $40,000 per year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. So, your first financial puzzle might be how to pay for your degree. This can be a murky and intimidating space in the education process, but with a little research and planning, you can secure multiple streams of aid and reduce not only your out-of-pocket expenses but also your debt after graduation.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a master resource of scholarships and grants—listed by state—for finance, accounting, business and economic majors from across the country. We’ve broken down benefits, application deadlines, and contact information for scholarships and grants from more than 50 organizations.

Financial Aid Explained: Grants, Scholarships & Work-Study

Before diving into the resources, let us look at the different financial aid options and models available to you.

Merit-based Financial Aid: These are scholarships, grants and subsidized loans awarded to exceptional students, students studying a certain field (such as finance), students with exceptional athletic (or musical, or artistic) ability and students who submit stellar applications. Standards are extremely high for these awards, and students with a consistent A-average will be at an advantage. The most substantial merit-based scholarships often come from educational institutions themselves. They may be a one-time check, a series of payments or simply tuition waivers.

Need-based Financial Aid: These are scholarships, grants and subsidized loans intended to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds. There may be income caps or other financial requirements. For example, the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, assesses a student’s and family’s financial situation and awards aid accordingly and typically is the first step of any financial-aid qualification. Scholarships and grants for minority groups may also be considered need-based aid, though they usually have merit-based requirements as well.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are merit-based. They come from universities and colleges themselves, government bodies and private organizations, awarding free or reduced tuition, books, housing, etc. Exceptional performers—in academics, sports, music and art—are most likely to receive these financial awards, which can be as substantial as a full four-year ride. Competition is fierce.

Grants: This form of financial aid is usually need-based. The Pell Grant, an income-qualifying grant, is an example. They are often awarded by private or nonprofit organizations and in smaller amounts than scholarships. If you’re a member of a minority group—for example, racial or ethnic minority status, disability status, LGBTQ, veteran/military status—investigate grants that may apply to you. You will likely want to apply to several grants to boost your chances of receiving one—or more. Competition for these awards is also tight, and you’ll need to bring your A-game.

Work Study: This type of federal financial aid has a relatively high time investment but can pay off in professional experience. You essentially work for the college or university part-time in exchange for free or reduced tuition, housing or books. There are a wide variety of work-study positions to choose from: in residence halls, fitness centers, libraries, bookstores, research labs or even off-campus. The FAFSA also assesses your eligibility for this kind of financial aid.

Student Loans: You likely understand these already. They are a form of financial aid that you must pay back over time. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average student borrower in the U.S. owes $36,520—but many owe much more. Loans can come from the federal government, state institutions or private organizations.

There are four types of Federal Direct Loans:

  • Direct Subsidized Loans: These are need-based loans for undergraduate students.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans: These are loans that do have eligibility requirements, but eligibility is not based on financial need. They’re given to undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
  • Direct PLUS Loans: These are loans for graduate or professional students—and parents of dependent undergraduate students—to fill the gap between education expenses and other financial aid. While it’s not based on financial need, there is a credit check. You may need to meet additional requirements if you have a poor credit history.
  • Direct Consolidation Loans: These combine all federal student loans into a single loan with a single servicer.

To learn which loans are available in your state, contact the department of education, the higher education agency or other agency for adult education. Find a list of state contacts here.

What do I need to Qualify for Scholarships and Grants?

It is no easy feat to win a scholarship or grant. Here is a look at the types of requirements you’ll have to meet to be considered—and win—this valuable financial aid for finance majors.

GPA: Working toward college begins in your freshman year of high school. That is because a high GPA is a near-universal qualification for financial aid. The higher your GPA, the more doors will open to you. So, if you’ve been hitting the books hard for four years and your grades tell that story, you will have an easier time securing aid that you don’t have to pay back—or work for. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 is good, and a 4.0 is great.

Residency Requirements: Many scholarships and grants are location-based. They are intended to help residents of a certain state, county or municipality. So, to qualify, you’ll need to prove you’re a resident. Or, if you are really invested, move to establish residency.

Timing: Start applying earlier than you would think. Some application deadlines fall as early as January. If you are applying for multiple scholarships and grants, sort them by deadline to make the best use of your time.

Number of Applications: This is the part of the process where you have the most control. The only restriction on the number of applications is the time it takes to apply. As you’ll see in the list that follows, most major-specific grants award far less money than a full-ride scholarship does, so you will want to apply to as many as possible. You have nothing to lose.

Work-Study Programs

Check to see if your school of choice participates in the Federal Work-Study program. This program emphasizes jobs in civic or community engagement or jobs in a student’s chosen field of study. Some schools have agreements with private businesses or institutions to promote work in a student’s chosen field.

In these jobs, you will earn the current federal minimum wage at the very least. But you could earn more based on the work you do. The total award also depends on factors like when you apply, your financial circumstances and the funding allocated to your school.

If you are interested in this kind of financial aid, apply as soon as possible. If you have filled out the FAFSA, you’ve already applied for the Federal Work Study program.

Scholarships for a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance

The following is a comprehensive list of scholarships available for finance majors working on their bachelor’s degree. Keep in mind, there are also special scholarships based on race, ethnicity, disability status, religious affiliation, military affiliation or veteran status and more. If you belong to a minority group, investigate additional financial aid that may be available to you.

Read on to find your state and the scholarship options that are available.

Alabama Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Alaska Finance Scholarships

Wells Fargo Career Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone Number: (907) 786-1800

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0; interested in a career with Wells Fargo; junior or senior students attending the University of Alaska Anchorage; enrolled full-time (12 credits) during the semester of the award; and, admitted into an undergraduate degree program within the College of Business and Public Policy.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on their demonstrated motivation, talent, academic and leadership potential; preference will be given to candidates in Business Management, Finance, Economics or Accounting majors or minors, and to candidates who have completed accounting, economics and finance courses.

Lenore and George Hedla Accounting Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15
Contact: University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone Number: (907) 786-1800

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; formally admitted into an undergraduate Accounting degree-seeking program.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on their demonstrated motivation, talent, academic, and leadership potential.

Accounting Club Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 15
Contact: University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone Number: (907) 786-1800

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0; formally admitted into an undergraduate Accounting degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage; and, planning to enroll at least three-fourth time (nine credits); they should demonstrate an involvement in extracurricular activities, with specific involvement in the UAA Accounting Club; and have junior or senior standing and have completed a 300-level Accounting course or be enrolled in a 300-level Accounting course during the semester of the award.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on their demonstrated motivation, talent, academic and leadership potential; preference will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need and to non-traditional students.

Melissa J. Wolf Accounting Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 15
Contact: University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone Number: (907) 786-1800

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; formally admitted into an Accounting degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on their demonstrated motivation, talent, academic and leadership potential; preference will be given to students who demonstrate a financial need.

Arizona Finance Scholarships

ASCPA High School Scholarships

Amount: $500
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
4801 E Washington St., Ste. 180
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone Number: (602) 252-4144
Email: info@ascpa.com
Fax Number: (602) 252-1511
Toll-Free Number: (888) 237-0700

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors enrolling in an Arizona university/community college as full-time students majoring in accounting and be legal U.S. residents and current residents of Arizona.
  • Selection is based on academic achievement (as documented through GPA, class ranking and standardized test scores) and community involvement and leadership potential (as demonstrated by the student’s personal statement and letters of recommendation).

Sam Gallant Memorial Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
4801 E Washington St., Ste. 180
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone Number: (602)252-4144
Email: info@ascpa.com
Fax Number: (602) 252-1511
Toll-Free Number: (888) 237-0700

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting majors with a 3.5 minimum GPA; be studying in an Arizona State University Main; an African American; and a legal U.S. resident.
  • Selection is based on the submitted application materials.

Arkansas Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

California Finance Scholarships

Crush The CPA Exam Scholarship

Funds: $1,000
Deadline: November 30
Contact: CRUSH the CPA Exam
888 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 888-9063
Email: crushthecpaexam@gmail.com

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be college students in their last year of obtaining an accounting degree or a recent graduate; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; planning to take the CPA Exam.
  • Selection based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interests.

ALPFA Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 31
Contact: Association of Latino Professionals For America
801 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Email: info@national.alpfa.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage; must be basic or premium ALPFA members in good standing; must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents; must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; must enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S; must be majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, and other Business-related fields; must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study or a master’s degree program for the academic school year.
  • Selection will be based on the selection committee’s review of all applications.

Community Bank – Lee Guggisberg Foundation Memorial Scholarships

Amount: $300
Deadline: February 3
Contact: Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 1683
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone Number: (909) 307-9892
Email: president@redlandsscholarships.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be students from Redlands East Valley High School and Redlands High School; complete the graduation requirements of the Redlands Unified School District; be enrolled as full-time students at an accredited college/university prior to Community Bank releasing the scholarship money; and plan to further education in the field of business management or accounting.
  • Selection will be based on merit.

Colorado Finance Scholarships

COCPA College Scholarships

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
7887 E Belleview Ave., Ste. 200
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone Number: (303) 773-2877
Email: info@cocpa.org
Fax Number: (303) 773-6344
Toll-Free Number: (800) 523-9082

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting majors who have completed at least eight semester hours of accounting courses, including one upper division accounting course; attended a Colorado college/university with an accredited accounting program; enrolled in courses equal to six semester/quarter hours or more for the semester/quarter for which the student is applying; have a college/university cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; and a be U.S. citizen or non-U.S. citizen legally living and studying in Colorado with a valid visa.
  • Selection is based on the application materials submitted.

COCPA Sophomore Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
7887 E Belleview Ave., Ste. 200
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone Number: (303) 773-2877
Email: info@cocpa.org
Fax Number: (303) 773-6344
Toll-Free Number: (800) 523-9082

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be sophomores who have maintained a 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale during the prior year and plan to major in accounting; enrolled in a Principles of Accounting class with a 3.0 GPA and enroll in courses equal to six semester/quarter hours or more for the term for which the student is applying; and be a U.S. citizen, or non-U.S. citizen legally living and studying in Colorado with a valid visa.
  • Selection is based on the application materials submitted.

COCPA High School Scholarships

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: June 1
Contact: Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
7887 E Belleview Ave., Ste. 200
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone Number: (303)773-2877
Email: info@cocpa.org
Fax Number: (303)773-6344
Toll-Free Number: (800) 523-9082

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Colorado high school seniors who will major in accounting at a Colorado community college or Colorado college or university with an accredited accounting program.
  • Selection is based on the application materials submitted.

Connecticut Finance Scholarships

Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Social Affairs Fund

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: January 15
Contact: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Blvd., 8th Fl.
Hartford, CT 06106-1976
Phone Number: (860) 548-1888
Email: hfpg@hfpg.org
Fax Number: (860) 249-3561

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be entering four-year colleges or universities (full-time enrollment) pursuing a career in business, mortgage or real estate; must have a financial need; must be on a class rank – top third with good academic record; and must be active volunteers in school, community or other extracurricular activities.
  • Selection will be based on financial need.

Delaware Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

D.C. Finance Scholarships

GWSCPA Scholarship Fund

Amount: $3,000; $5,000
Deadline: March 31
Contact: Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 606
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 347-3050
Email: kbedell@gwscpa.org.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be attending a university with an accredited accounting program located within a 25-mile radius of the White House; must be U.S. citizen or resident permanent legal US; must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or above.

Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Barbara Reiff
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
1140 19th St. NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20036-6617
Phone Number: (202) 463-0600
Email: breiff@surety.org; information@surety.org
Fax Number: (202) 463-0606

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance; must have an overall and major grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale; must be minority students who have satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours and at least 6 semester hours in their declared major; must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students (minimum of 12 semester hours or equivalent) at an accredited four-year institution.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on academic achievement and financial need.

Florida Finance Scholarships

BadCredit.org’s Wealth Wise Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 30
Contact: BadCredit.org
15 SE 1st Ave., Ste. B
Gainesville, FL 32601
Toll-Free Number: (888) 217-5962
E-mail: jena@badcredit.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in the finance industry (finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, communications and related majors); must be a U.S. resident; must be a current or future college student (high school senior) with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Selection will be based on the essay: writing quality; knowledge of essay topic; and thought leadership.

Clay Ford Florida Board of Accountancy Minority Scholarships

Amount: $3,000; $6,000
Deadline: June 1
Contact: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027
Phone Number: (850) 487-1395
Toll-Free Number: (866) 532-1440

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be individuals with ethnicity, gender or racial minority status pursuant to section 288.703(3) F.S.; and be Florida residents who are in the fifth year of an accounting program at an accredited Florida institution.
  • Selection shall be based on financial need, on the applicants’ qualifications and compliance with the application details.

Robert A. Kleckner Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,300
Deadline: February 24
Contact: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Bldg. 2, Ste. 201
8771 College Pky.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone Number: (239) 274-5900
Fax Number: (239) 274-5930

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduates from a high school in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Lee counties pursuing a degree in finance or accounting and have documented financial need.
  • Selection will be based on the committee’s criteria.

Ruth Messmer Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,200
Deadline: February 24
Contact: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Bldg. 2, Ste. 201
8771 College Pky.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone Number: (239) 274-5900
Fax Number: (239) 274-5930

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduates from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Collier counties with women pursuing a business career in college; have well-rounded in terms of education, community service and leadership activities.
  • Selection will be based on the committee’s criteria.

Chet and Janett Perry Rotary Club of Fort Myers Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 24
Contact: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Bldg. 2, Ste. 201
8771 College Pky.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone Number: (239) 274-5900
Fax Number: (239) 274-5930

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Lee counties; pursue a degree in accounting; and enter college within a year following high school graduation.
  • Criteria: Selection will be based on the committee’s criteria.

John M. & Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 24
Contact: Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Bldg. 2, Ste. 201
8771 College Pky.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone Number: (239) 274-5900
Fax Number: (239) 274-5930

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduates from a high school in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Lee counties, and plan to pursue medicine, law, dentistry, teaching (math or science), ministry, engineering, accounting, agriculture, architecture or computer science with documented financial need; GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Selection will be based on the committee’s criteria.

FICPA Educational Foundation 1040K Race Scholarships

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 15
Contact: Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
3800 Esplanade Way, Ste. 210
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Phone Number: (850) 224-2727
Email: communications@ficpa.org
ficpascholarship@ficpa.org
membership@ficpa.org
msc@ficpa.org
Fax Number: (850) 222-8190
Toll-Free Number: (800) 342-3197

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be African American; permanent residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe counties; and must be a full-time, fourth- or fifth-year accounting major at: Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial College, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University and the University of Miami.
  • Selection will be given based on the application materials submitted.

Georgia Finance Scholarships

Bank of America Junior Achievement Scholarship in honor of Donna

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Foundation for the Carolinas
Junior Achievement
220 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 973-4500; (404) 257-1932
Toll-Free Number: (800) 973-7244

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who have actively participated in Junior Achievement of Georgia; and must be planning to major in business or computer technology.

GACFE Scholarship Program

Amount: $500; $2,000
Deadline: October 21
Organization: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Georgia Area Chapter
PO Box 79498
Atlanta, GA 30357-7498
Phone Number: (404) 848-5694
Email: president@gacfe.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be residents of Georgia who are full-time rising junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students in accounting, criminal justice, risk management or law degree programs in the state of Georgia, who have demonstrated an interest in fraud.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on (a) overall academic achievement demonstrated by notarized transcripts; (b) two letters of faculty recommendation, at least one of which must be from an instructor in the students’ accounting, criminal justice, risk management or law degree program; and (c) an interest in fraud detection, deterrence, and prevention, demonstrated through courses of study or career goals.

Hawaii Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Idaho Finance Scholarships

Idaho Society of CPA Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 6
Contact: Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants
1649 W Shoreline Dr., Ste. 202
Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: (208) 344-6261
Phone: (208) 342-3535
Email: info@idcpa.org
lauralantz@idcpa.org
lbearg@idcomfdn.org.
Fax Number: (208) 344-8984
Toll-Free Number: (800) 388-3635

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be residents of Idaho who are enrolled as full-time students at the junior or senior level of public or private college or university in the state of Idaho majoring in accounting and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above for all class work prior to the application.
  • Recipients are selected based on GPA or academic standing, individual achievement as evidenced through participation in outside activities, leadership roles, work experience and sincere desire for further education or training.

Illinois Finance Scholarships

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Government Finance Officers Association of United States and Canada
203 N LaSalle St., Ste. 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210
Phone Number: (312) 977-9700
Fax Number: (312) 977-4806

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be current full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance (both advanced undergraduate and graduate students); be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; be recommended by the academic advisor or the accounting program chair; and have not been past winners of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada.
  • Selection will be assessed based on their plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance; past academic record and work experience; letters of recommendation from academic advisor; strength of coursework and demonstrated connection between coursework and career goals.

IAAI Scholarship Foundation Accounting Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 30
Contact: Independent Accountants Association of Illinois
PO Box 1506
Galesburg, IL 61402-1506
Email: iaai1@illinoisaccountants.com
iaai@grics.net
Toll-Free Number: (800) 313-2270

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be residential college students interested in pursuing a career in the field of accounting throughout the State of Illinois.

International Management Council Scholarship (IMC)

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
946 N. 2nd St.
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone Number: (815) 962-2110
Email: info@cfnil.org
Fax Number: (815) 962-2116

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors residing in Winnebago County who are pursuing a degree in business; must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have been active in community service.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Amount: $9,000
Deadline: February 10
Contact: Government Finance Officers Association of United States and Canada
203 N LaSalle St., Ste. 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210
Phone Number: (312) 977-9700
Fax Number: (312) 977-4806

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be current full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate students in public administration, accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management); belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino; be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; be recommended by academic adviser, the dean of the graduate program (graduate students) or department chair (undergraduate students); and be students who have not received scholarships administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
  • Recipients will be selected based on their plans to pursue a career in state and local government finance; past academic record and work experience; strength of past coursework and plan of study; and undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

Indiana Finance Scholarships

ISU Networks Scholarship

Amount: $9,000
Deadline: December 15
Contact: Indiana State University
200 N. 7th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47809-1902
Email: admissions@indstate.edu
business@indstate.edu
Toll-Free Number: (800) 468-6478

Requirements:

  • Students must be business majors who intend to pursue careers in the financial services industry with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; at least 1140 SAT or 23 ACT; and ranking in the top 15% of the senior high school class.
  • Selection shall be based on the demonstrated leadership in high school and in the community, be an incoming freshman majoring in business; intend to prepare for a career in the financial services industry.

Iowa Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Kansas Finance Scholarships

Floyd E. Lietz Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500; $1,000; $2,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Public Accountants Association of Kansas
PO Box 2732
Salina, KS 67402-2732
Phone Number: (785) 827-7225
Fax Number: (785) 827-0283

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be student members of the Society of Louisiana CPAs; must have a 3.0 academic GPA or better on a grading scale of 4.0; must be Louisiana domiciled; must be enrolled in an accounting program in a Louisiana four-year college or university; and must be at least fifth semester students.

Kentucky Finance Scholarships

The Educational Foundation of KyCPA Scholarships

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February
Contact: Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
1735 Alliant Ave.
Louisville, KY 40299
Phone Number: (502) 266-5272
Email: info@kycpa.org
Fax Number: (502) 261-9512
Toll-Free Number: (800) 292-1754

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Kentucky-based college or university and be at least sophomores at the time of application; be U.S. citizens; have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and an accounting grade point average of 3.0; have completed principles of accounting; have completed or are enrolled in intermediate accounting; indicate plans to sit for the CPA exam (applicants who have completed all or parts of the exam are also eligible); intend to stay and work or live in Kentucky upon graduation; and, need to agree to submit an application for student membership for the KYPCA before the scholarship is awarded.
  • Selection awards are based on acceptable academic performance and financial need.

AFWA Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1
Contact: Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
2365 Harrodsburg Rd., Ste. A325
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone Number: (859) 219-3532
Email: afwa@afwa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 326-2163

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be attending their third, fourth or fifth year when pursuing an accounting or finance degree.

Louisiana Finance Scholarships

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Scholarships

Amount: $500; $1,000; $2,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 500
Kenner, LA 70062-4739
Phone Number: (504)464-1040
Toll-Free Number: (800) 288-5272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be student members of the Society of Louisiana CPAs; must have a 3.0 academic GPA or better on a grading scale of 4.0; must be Louisiana domiciled; must be enrolled in an accounting program in a Louisiana four-year college or university; and must be at least fifth semester students.

Maine Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Maryland Finance Scholarships

MACPA Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
901 Dulaney Valley Rd., Ste. 800
Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410)296-6250
Email: support@macpa.org
team@macpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 782-2036

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Maryland residents attending a Maryland college or university; have completed at least 60 total credit hours by the time of the award of which at least six hours of credit are in accounting courses (including Accounting Principles I and II) at the time of the award and enroll in or successfully complete Intermediate Accounting; be taking enough undergraduate-level courses or graduate-level courses during the semester in which the application is submitted to qualify as full-time students; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; and, demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career as a CPA by joining Tomorrow’s CPA.
  • Selection will be based on the committee’s criteria.

NABA National Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 15
Contact: National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
7474 Greenway Center Dr., Ste. 1120
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 240-542-5000
Phone Number: (301) 474-6222
Email: communications@nabainc.org, customerservice@nabainc.org or memberservices@nabainc.org
Toll-Free Number: (888) 571-2939

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be members of an ethic minority; must be active NABA student members; must be enrolled full-time in a four-year U.S. college or university; must be freshmen, sophomore, junior or first-year senior undergraduates pursuing a major in accounting, finance or business; or graduate students in a master’s-level business program; must meet the minimum requirement of 3.5 major GPA and 3.3 overall GPA or equivalent.
  • Selection will be made by the selection committee.

NAFA Corporate Aviation Business Scholarship

Amount: $1,000; $5,000
Deadline: October 31
Contact: National Aircraft Finance Association
Scholarship Award Selection Committee
PO Box 1570
Edgewater, MD 21037
Phone Number: (410) 571-1740
Email: info@nafa.aero

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students; must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale high school GPA or equivalent for freshmen applicants); must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Selection will be based on the committee’s criteria.

Massachusetts Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Michigan Finance Scholarships

Kevin Ernst Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
1 S. Harbor Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: (616) 842-6378
Fax Number: (616) 842-9518
Email: lgrevel@ghacf.org.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be students in the foundation’s service area who wish to continue their education in the field of mathematics.
  • Recipients are selected based on financial need; academic achievement; leadership ability; creativity; community/volunteer service; and special circumstances.

Paul J. Laninga Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
1 S. Harbor Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: (616) 842-6378
Fax Number: (616) 842-9518
Email: lgrevel@ghacf.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors of Northwest Ottawa County who plan to attend a public university; must be pursuing education and long-term careers in the areas of business and/or accounting.
  • Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement; financial need; leadership ability; community and volunteer service; creativity; and special circumstances.

Michigan Accountancy Foundation Final Year Accounting Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 31
Contact: Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
5480 Corporate Dr., Ste. 200
Troy, MI 48098-2642
Phone Number: (248) 267-3700
Email: help@micpa.org
macpa@michcpa.org
Fax Number: (248) 267-3737
Toll-Free Number: (888) 877-4273

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting students attending Michigan colleges; have passed the Michigan CPA Exam; U.S. citizen or be eligible for permanent employment in the United States.
  • Selection shall be based on the applicants’ qualifications and compliance with the application details.

Telecommunications Association of Michigan – Category II – IV

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Telecommunications Association of Michigan
600 W Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone Number: (517) 482-4166
Fax Number: (517) 482-3548

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a Category II or Category III or Category IV member.
  • Selection is based on academic excellence, financial need and ability.

Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarships

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Grand Rapids Community Foundation
185 Oakes St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: (616) 454-1751
Email: grfound@grfoundation.org
Fax Number: (616) 454-6455

Requirements:

  • Applicants must complete the following: general online application; list of awards, volunteer activities, employment/school extra-curricular activities; academic transcript from most recent semester (high school students: must include first semester senior year); and a personal essay that includes: reasons for choice of college, chosen course of study, career goals, plans for financing education, and information on past activities benefiting community.

NAB Dollars for Scholars $1,000 College Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31
Contact: North American Bancard Holdings, LLC
250 Stephenson Hwy.
Troy, MI 48083
Email: cssales@nabancard.com
custservice@nabancard.com
helpdesk@nabancard.com

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school with the intent of attending a university in the following semester or must be currently enrolled in college; minimum GPA of 2.8; 18 years or older.
  • Creativity and reasoning displayed in essay response.

Minnesota Finance Scholarships

Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship Fund

Organization: Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
222 E Superior St., Ste. 302
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: (218) 726-0232
Email: info@dsacommunityfoundation.com

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors of public or private high schools in Duluth and Superior; planning to major in business or accounting at the University of Minnesota-Duluth or the University of Wisconsin-Superior; and in the top 25% of their high school.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on academic record, financial need, written recommendations, involvement in community and extracurricular activities.

Minnesota Association of Public Accountant Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April
Contact: Minnesota Association of Public Accountants
1000 Westgate Dr., Ste. 252
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone Number: (651)290-6289
Fax Number: (651) 290-2266
Toll-Free Number: (800) 501-4521

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students entering their junior year; must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in accounting with the intention to practice in the field of public accounting; must have at least 2.5 or better grade point average; must be U.S. citizens attending a U.S. accredited school; and must be Minnesota residents.

Mississippi Finance Scholarships

MSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: June
Contact: Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
306 Southampton Row
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone Number: (601) 856-4244
Email: mscpa@ms-cpa.org
Fax Number: (601) 856-8255
Toll-Free Number: (800) 772-1099

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in accountancy at a four-year Mississippi college or university; must have at least six hours of accountancy courses above the principles or introductory level and must have completed (or be completing) the junior year of college in preparation for the senior year; and must be Mississippi resident.
  • Selection is based on academic excellence, campus involvement, faculty recommendations, written essay and financial need.

Missouri Finance Scholarships

MSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: June
Contact: Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
306 Southampton Row
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone Number: (601)856-4244
Email: mscpa@ms-cpa.org
Fax Number: (601)856-8255
Toll-Free Number: (800) 772-1099

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in accountancy at a four-year Mississippi college or university; must have at least six hours of accountancy courses above the principles or introductory level and must have completed (or be completing) the junior year of college in preparation for the senior year; and must be Mississippi resident.
  • Selection is based on academic excellence, campus involvement, faculty recommendations, written essay and financial need.

Montana Finance Scholarships

MSCPA Scholarship – Montana Tech

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
Contact: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Helena Chapter
46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 2D
Helena, MT 59624-0861
Phone Number: (406) 442-7301
Email: mscpa@mscpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-0307

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Montana residents who have graduated from a Montana high school; must be currently enrolled at Montana Tech with at least a junior standing and one semester of coursework remaining; must be accounting major; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate awards are also available.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

MSCPA Scholarship – University of Montana

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
Contact: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Helena Chapter
46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 2D
Helena, MT 59624-0861
Phone Number: (406) 442-7301
Email: mscpa@mscpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-0307

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Montana residents who have graduated from a Montana high school; must be currently enrolled at the University of Montana with at least a junior standing and one semester of coursework remaining; must be accounting major; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate awards also are available.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Anthony Gerharz Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
Contact: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Helena Chapter
46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 2D
Helena, MT 59624-0861
Phone Number: (406) 442-7301
Email: mscpa@mscpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-0307

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Montana residents who have graduated from a Montana high school; must be currently enrolled at MSU Billings with at least a junior standing and one semester of coursework remaining; must be accounting major; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate awards are also eligible.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Scott Brownlee Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
Contact: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Helena Chapter
46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 2D
Helena, MT 59624-0861
Phone Number: (406) 442-7301
Email: mscpa@mscpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-0307

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Montana residents who have graduated from a Montana high school; must be currently enrolled at the Carroll College with at least a junior standing and one semester of coursework remaining; must be accounting major; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate awards are also available.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Eldon E. and JoAnn C. Kuhns Family Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 18
Contact: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Helena Chapter
46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 2D
Helena, MT 59624-0861
Phone Number: (406) 442-7301
Email: mscpa@mscpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-0307

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Montana residents who have graduated from a Montana high school; must be currently enrolled in an accounting program with at least a junior standing and one semester of coursework remaining; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate awards also are available.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

MSCPA Scholarship – MSU Bozeman

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 18
Contact: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Helena Chapter
46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 2D
Helena, MT 59624-0861
Phone Number: (406) 442-7301
Email: mscpa@mscpa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-0307

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Montana residents who have graduated from a Montana high school; must be currently enrolled at the MSU Bozeman with at least a junior standing and one semester of coursework remaining; must be accounting major; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate awards are also available.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Nebraska Finance Scholarships

NESCPA General Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: August
Contact: Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants
635 S 14th St., Ste. 330
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone Number: (402) 476-8482
Email: society@nescpa.org
Fax Number: (402) 476-8731
Toll-Free Number: (800) 642-6178

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting majors who have completed their junior year; planning to sit for the CPA exam; and who are interested and capable of becoming successful accountants and are considering accounting careers in Nebraska.
  • Selections are to be made by the Accounting Department faculty members and approved by an Accounting Department Committee (or equivalent). Selection is based on an applicant’s personality, leadership and character.

Nevada Finance Scholarships

Evelyn Abrams Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March
Contact: Public Education Foundation
4350 S Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone Number: (702)799-1042
Email: info@ccpef.org
info@thepef.org
Fax Number: (702) 799-5247

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Clark County School District female seniors interested in pursuing a degree in education or business at an accredited college/university; have a minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA; and demonstrate financial need.
  • Selection will be based on the aforesaid qualifications and compliance with the application process.

Brendan Flores Alumni Leadership Circle Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 18
Public Education Foundation
4350 S Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone Number: (702) 799-1042
Email: info@ccpef.org
info@thepef.org
Fax Number: (702) 799-5247
Contact: Phone: 702-221-7422; Email: csdonnelly@ccpef.org.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Clark High School Academy of Finance (AOF) seniors who are interested in pursuing a degree in business, economics or finance at an accredited college/university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Selection will be given based on the application materials.

Clark High School Academy of Finance Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 18
Contact: Public Education Foundation
4350 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone Number: (702) 799-1042
Contact: Phone: (702) 221-7422
Email: csdonnelly@ccpef.org; info@ccpef.org; info@thepef.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Clark High School Academy of Finance (AOF) seniors who are interested in pursuing a degree in business, economics or finance at any accredited college/university and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Selection will be given based on the application materials.

New Hampshire Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

New Jersey Finance Scholarships

Institute of Management Accountants FAR Doctoral Student Grants

Contact: Kip Krumwiede, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., Director of Research
Phone: 201-474-1732
Email: kkrumwiede@imanet.org
Institute of Management Accountants
10 Paragon Dr., Ste. 1
Montvale, NJ 07645-1774
Phone Number: (201) 573-9000
Email: ima@imanet.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 638-4427

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting doctoral students.
  • Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the FAR Board of trustees and directors.

KPMG Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: KPMG Foundation
3 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Montvale, NJ 07645
Email: us-kpmgfoundation@kpmg.com

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be African-American, Hispanic-American or Native American doctoral students; must be U.S. citizens or a permanent resident of the United States; must be enrolled, on campus, in a full-time AACSB-accredited, Accounting business doctoral program.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on financial need.

IMA Memorial Education Fund Scholarships (MEF)

Amount: $1,000; $2,500
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Institute of Management Accountants
10 Paragon Dr., Ste. 1
Montvale, NJ 07645-1774
Phone Number: (201) 573-9000
Email: ima@imanet.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 638-4427

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be IMA student member (membership number must be indicated in the application); must be physically located in the United States or Puerto Rico and currently studying at a regionally accredited institution; must have minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout undergraduate/graduate academic career; pursuing a career in management accounting, financial management, or information; and must carry at least six credits per semester.
  • Selection will be based on academic merit; IMA participation; quality of presentation; and strength of recommendation.

Stuart Cameron and Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship (SCMS)

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Institute of Management Accountants
10 Paragon Dr., Ste. 1
Montvale, NJ 07645-1774
Phone Number: (201) 573-9000
Email: ima@imanet.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 638-4427

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be an IMA student member.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on academic merit, IMA participation, quality of presentation and other materials provided.

NJSCPA College Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Theresa Hinton; Email: thinton@njcpa.org; Phone: 973-226-4494 ext. 212
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
425 Eagle Rock Ave., Ste. 100
Roseland, NJ 07068-1723
Phone Number: (973) 226-4494
Email: njcpa@njcpa.org
Fax Number: (973) 226-7425

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be residents of New Jersey attending a New Jersey college/university; accounting majors or a concentration in accounting with at least 12 credits in accounting completed; currently at junior-year status or above in an undergraduate program or enrolled in, or entering, an accounting-related program.
  • Selection is based on the application materials submitted.

NJSCPA High School Seniors

Amount: $7,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Pam Isenburg
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
425 Eagle Rock Ave., Ste. 100
Roseland, NJ 07068-1723
Phone Number: (973) 226-4494
Email: njcpa@njcpa.org; pisenburg@njcpa.org; scholarship@njcpa.org
Fax Number: (973) 226-7425

Requirements:

  • Applicants must intend to begin the study of accounting as a major; be U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted for permanent residence; New Jersey residents attending, or just recently graduated from, New Jersey high schools; high school seniors planning to enter college; GPA of 3.5 or above, or a minimum combined verbal, math and essay SAT score of 1260, or minimum average ACT score of 26.
  • Selection is based on academic performance, an essay and a personal interview.

New Mexico Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

New York Finance Scholarships

AICPA Two-Year Transfer Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1
Organization: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775
Phone Number: (212) 596-6200
Email: service@aicpa.org
Fax Number: (212) 596-6213

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a two-year college with plans to enroll in accounting, business, or a related field at a four-year college or university in the United States; planning to pursue CPA licensure; maintain a 3.0 GPA; enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students (exceptions may be made for an internship); be AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application); and demonstrate some financial need.

Striving for Greatness Accounting & Finance Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: December 31
Contact: PM Business Advisors
333 Westchester Ave., East Building, Ste. E-1101
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone Number: (914) 218-1300
Email: cvignone@pmbusinessadvisors.com; nsgueglia@pmbusinessadvisors.com
info@pmbusinessadvisors.com

Requirements:

  • Applicants must follow a course of study in accounting or finance; plan to sit for the CPA exam within three years; be enrolled full-time in a college or university; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; demonstrate leadership ability and involvement in community service organizations; be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S resident.

North Carolina Finance Scholarships

NCACPA Outstanding Minority Accounting Student Scholarships

Funds: $1,000; $2,000
Deadline: February 13
Contact: North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
3100 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone Number: (919) 469-1040
Email: memberservicecenter@ncacpa.org
Fax Number: (919) 378-2000
Toll-Free Number: (800) 722-2836

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited North Carolina college/university and have had a legal residence in North Carolina for the last year; must have completed at least four college/university level accounting courses; must have completed at least 36 semester hours (or equivalent); and enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree in accounting or its equivalent, either currently or during the first semester following the awarding of the scholarship; must have both a cumulative and accounting coursework GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Selection is based on the essay content, essay grammar, GPA and extracurricular activities.
  1. Frank Booth Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Foundation for the Carolinas
220 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 973-4500
Toll-Free Number: (800) 973-7244

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be legal residents of North Carolina who are juniors or seniors with a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (on 4.0 scale) who have declared major in accounting.

North Carolina CPA Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 25
Contact: North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
3100 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone Number: (919) 469-1040
Email: memberservicecenter@ncacpa.org
Fax Number: (919) 378-2000
Toll-Free Number: (800) 722-2836

Requirements:

  • Students must have a focus in accounting.

African American Network – Carolinas Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Foundation for the Carolinas
220 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 973-4500
Toll-Free Number: (800) 973-7244

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors at a North or South Carolina high school; must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina; must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration.
  • Applicants are judged based on grade point average; residence; leadership skills and financial need.

Herb Adrian Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Qiana Austin
Foundation for the Carolinas
220 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 973-4500
Toll-Free Number: (800) 973-7244
E-mail: qaustin@fftc.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a rising Virginia Tech junior or senior; must have interest in the multi-housing industry, including but not limited to finance, construction and management; and must demonstrate financial need.

Bank of America Junior Achievement Scholarship in honor of Donna Champion Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Foundation for the Carolinas
220 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 973-4500
Toll-Free Number: (800) 973-7244

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who have actively participated in Junior Achievement of Georgia; and must be planning to major in business or computer technology.

North Dakota Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Ohio Finance Scholarships

Michele L. McDonald Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30
Contact: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
136 S Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: (937) 424-3391
Email: info@efwa.org
Fax Number: (937) 222-5794

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be women returning to college from the work force or after raising children.
  • Selection will be based on commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in accounting, including evidence of continued commitment after receiving the award; aptitude for accounting and business; clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional; financial need.

Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Stark Community Foundation
400 Market Ave. N, Ste. 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone Number: (330) 454-3426
Email: info@starkcf.org
Fax Number: (330) 454-5855

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting students enrolled at an Ohio college or university in their third, fourth or fifth year of accounting studies (pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting) whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio; and must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Selection will be based on demonstrated need for financial aid; and outstanding involvement in community activities.

EFWA Moss Adams Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30
Contact: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
136 S. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: (937) 424-3391
Email: info@efwa.org
Fax Number: (937) 222-5794

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be women returning to school with undergraduate status; incoming, current, or re-entry junior or seniors; must be minority women; or pursuing their fifth-year requirement through either general studies or within a graduate program.
  • Selection will be based on commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in accounting, including evidence of continued commitment after receiving the award; aptitude for accounting and business; clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional; financial need.

Rhonda J.B. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 30
Contact: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
136 S. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: (937) 424-3391
Email: info@efwa.org
Fax Number: (937) 222-5794

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Selection will be based on commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in accounting, including evidence of continued commitment after receiving the award; aptitude for accounting and business; clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional; financial need.

Women In Transition Scholarships

Amount: $16,000
Deadline: April 30
Contact: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
136 S. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: (937) 424-3391
Email: info@efwa.org
Fax Number: (937) 222-5794

Requirements:

  • Applicants should be incoming or current freshmen and women returning to school with a freshman status.
  • Criteria: Selection will be based on commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in accounting, including evidence of continued commitment after receiving the award; aptitude for accounting and business; clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional; financial need

Women In Need Scholarships

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 30
Contact: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
136 S. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: (937) 424-3391
Email: info@efwa.org
Fax Number: (937) 222-5794

Requirements:

  • Applicants should be incoming, current or re-entry juniors or seniors.
  • Selection will be based on commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in accounting, including evidence of continued commitment after receiving the award; aptitude for accounting and business; clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional; financial need.

Oklahoma Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Oregon Finance Scholarships

Oregon College/University Scholarships

Amount: $500; $1,000; $3,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
10206 SW Laurel St.
Beaverton, OR 97005-3209
Phone Number: (503) 641-7200
Email: communications@orcpa.org or oscpa@orcpa.org
Fax Number: (503) 626-2942
Toll-Free Number: (800) 255-1470

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Oregon high school seniors planning to study accounting or Oregon undergraduates planning to study accounting; must have a minimum required GPA is 3.2 in accounting/business classes and an overall cumulative 3.2 GPA.
  • Selection is based on academic performance and student’s interest in the accounting profession.

OAIA Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Oregon Association of Independent Accountants
1804 NE 43rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (503)282-7247
Email: info@oaia.net

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be residents of the state of Oregon; enrolled in, or accepted by, an accredited school for the study of accounting within the state of Oregon; and full-time students carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Selection will be based on financial need, scholastics achievement, personal qualifications and professional promise.

OSCPA Educational Foundation High School Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
10206 SW Laurel St.
Beaverton, OR 97005-3209
Phone Number: (503) 641-7200
Email: communications@orcpa.org
oscpa@orcpa.org
Fax Number: (503) 626-2942
Toll-Free Number: (800) 255-1470

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Oregon high school seniors planning to attend as full-time students at an accredited Oregon college/university offering an accounting major; or Oregon high school seniors planning to attend as full-time students at an Oregon community college to study accounting; must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Selection is based on scholastic ability and a student’s interest in the accounting profession

Pennsylvania Finance Scholarships

Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
201 W. Fourth St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone Number: (570) 321-1500
Fax Number: (570) 321-6434
Toll-Free Number: (866) 901-2372

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accepted, full-time, at an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in Pennsylvania; must exhibit leadership qualities, academic excellence and a cooperative spirit.
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing higher education in the areas of finance, engineering, business or science.

Oliver Rosenberg Educational Trust

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Foundation for Enhancing Communities
200 N 3rd St., 8th Fl.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: (717) 236-5040
Email: info@tfec.org
Fax Number: (717) 231-4463

Requirements:

  • Graduating seniors from Harrisburg High School, Sci-Tech High, Bishop McDevitt or Dauphin County Technical School are eligible to apply; must attend a state supported school in Pennsylvania; must have a job; must have a Pennsylvania student loan; and must demonstrate financial need.

Rhode Island Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

South Carolina Finance Scholarships

African American Network – Carolinas Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Foundation for the Carolinas
220 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 973-4500
Toll-Free Number: (800) 973-7244

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors at a North or South Carolina high school; must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina; must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration.
  • Applicants are judged based on grade point average; residence; leadership skills and financial need.

South Carolina Association for Financial Professionals College

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
Contact: South Carolina Association for Financial Professionals
c/o Alex Guzman, Board Member
1130 Beltline Blvd., Apt. A
Columbia, SC 29250
Phone Number: (803) 264-5048

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be employed in South Carolina; must be prepared to lead the treasury and finance profession in pursuit of excellence.
  • Recipients are selected based on their performance and demonstrated interest in the field of treasury and finance.

South Dakota Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Tennessee Finance Scholarships

Mike and Mary Jean Kruse Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
Contact: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
3833 Cleghorn Ave., Ste. 400
Nashville, TN 37215-2519
Phone Number: (615) 321-4939
Email: givingback@cfmt.org; info@cfmt.org
Fax Number: (615) 327-2746
Toll-Free Number: (888) 540-5200

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be rising juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in accounting with goals in becoming a Certified Public Accountant; must be residents of Tennessee and attend an accredited college/university in the State of Tennessee; must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 or better.
  • Extra consideration will be given to married students.

Texas Finance Scholarships

Anna E. Hall Memorial Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
Contact: Phi Chi Theta
1508 E. Belt Line Rd., Ste. 104
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone Number: (972) 245-7202
Email: executivedirector@phichitheta.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be national members of Phi Chi Theta in good standing who are students who have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college in United States and will be enrolled or attending classes during the forthcoming academic year at an approved college or university in United States (in pursuit of a degree in the fields of Business and/or Economics).
  • Applicants will be selected based on achievements and contributions to the Phi Chi Theta; scholastic achievement; courses enrolled during the spring semester; school and community involvement.

Helen D. Snow Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
Contact: Scholarship Committee
Phi Chi Theta
1508 E Belt Line Rd., Ste. 104
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone Number: (972) 245-7202

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be national members of Phi Chi Theta in good standing; must be students who have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college in United States; and must be enrolled or attending classes during the forthcoming academic year at an approved college or university in United States in pursuit of a degree in the fields of business and/or economics.
  • Candidates will be selected based on achievements and contributions to the Phi Chi Theta; scholastic achievement as demonstrated in transcript; courses enrolled during the spring semester; school and community achievement and activities.

Talbert Family Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Nicole Ross, Program Director
Coastal Bend Community Foundation
615 N. Upper Broadway Ste. 1950
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone Number: (361) 882-9745
Email: nross@cbcfoundation.org
Fax Number: (361) 882-2865

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be full-time college juniors majoring in accounting or financial management in Texas; maintain a college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and submit transcripts and a personal note regarding college experience to date and intended major for renewal.
  • Applicants must submit all the required application information.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000; $10,000
Deadline: January 29
Contact: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The Gregor Bldg.
716 West Ave.
Austin, TX 78701-2727
Phone Number: (512) 478-9000
Email: scholarships@ACFE.com; memberservices@acfe.com
Fax Number: (512) 478-9297
Toll-Free Number: (800) 245-3321

Requirements:

  • Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the given academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university. They must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on completed application form; fraud-related interests, activities, goals, and desired career paths; overall academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts; and letters of recommendation.

Utah Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Vermont Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Virginia Finance Scholarships

NSA Scholarship Foundation

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Contact: National Society of Accountants
1330 Braddock Pl., Ste. 540
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: (703) 549-6400
Email: members@nsacct.org
Fax Number: (703) 549-2984
Toll-Free Number: (800) 966-6679

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be United States or Canadian citizens majoring in accounting, having maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale); undergraduates enrolled part- or full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal. Financial need is also considered.

The Stanley H. Stearman Awards

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: National Society of Accountants
1330 Braddock Pl., Ste. 540
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: (703) 549-6400
Email: members@nsacct.org
Fax Number: (703) 549-2984
Toll-Free Number: (800) 966-6679

Requirements:

  • Students must major in accounting.
  1. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarships

Amount: $2,250
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
4309 Cox Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Email: vscpa@vscpa.com
Fax Number: (804) 273-1741
Toll-Free Number: (800) 733-8272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens; must have successfully completed three credit hours of accounting prior to the fall semester; current enrollment in an accredited Virginia college or university with the intent to pursue a degree in accounting; must be enrolled full-time in the semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major or have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited Virginia college or university and enrolled at least part-time (as defined by the institution) in the semester completing additional coursework in order to take the CPA Exam and must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarships

Amount: $2,250
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
4309 Cox Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Email: vscpa@vscpa.com
Fax Number: (804) 273-1741
Toll-Free Number: (800) 733-8272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens; must have successfully completed three credit hours of accounting prior to the fall semester; current enrollment in an accredited Virginia college or university with the intent to pursue a degree in accounting; must be enrolled in the fall semester as a junior, senior or “fifth-year” undergraduate, or graduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA exam; must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.3.

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarships

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 1
Organization: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
4309 Cox Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Email: vscpa@vscpa.com
Fax Number: (804) 273-1741
Toll-Free Number: (800) 733-8272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens; must be juniors or seniors accounting majors currently enrolled at an accredited Virginia college/university with the intent of taking the CPA exam; must be enrolled in the fall semester as a junior, senior or “fifth year” undergraduate or graduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA exam; and must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.
  • Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarships

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 1
Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarships
Organization: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
4309 Cox Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Email: vscpa@vscpa.com
Fax Number: (804) 273-1741
Toll-Free Number: (800) 733-8272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens; must have successfully completed three credit hours of accounting prior to the fall semester; current enrollment in an accredited Virginia college or university with the intent to pursue a degree in accounting; must be enrolled in the semester as an accounting major with intent to take the CPA exam and must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.

ASMC National Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 11
Contact: American Society of Military Comptrollers
415 N Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: (703) 549-0360
Fax Number: (703) 549-3181
Toll-Free Number: (800) 462-5637

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the final half of the school year, or high school graduates within six months of the application deadline. Students that have won a national scholarship in previous years may qualify for continuing assistance; must be entering a field of study related to financial/resource management (such as business administration, economics, accounting, finance); applications that do not fall within these fields will not be considered.
  • Recipients will be selected based on scholastic achievements, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, career/academic goals and financial need.

VSCPA Educational Foundation Undergraduate Accounting Scholarships

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 1
Organization: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
4309 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Email: vscpa@vscpa.com
Fax Number: (804) 273-1741
Toll-Free Number: (800) 733-8272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens; currently enrolled in an accredited Virginia college/university undergraduate program with the intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting; must have completed at least three hours of accounting and be currently registered for at least three more accounting credit hours (supporting documentation required) and must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.
  • Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

VSCPA Educational Foundation Minority Accounting Scholarship

Amount: $1,500; $2,000
Deadline: April 1
Contact: VSCPA Educational Foundation, Inc
PO Box 4620
Glen Allen, VA, 23058-4620
Email: vscpa@vscpa.com
Fax Number: (804) 273-1741
Toll-Free Number: (800) 733-8272

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens; must have successfully completed three credit hours of accounting prior to the fall semester; current enrollment in an accredited Virginia college or university with the intent to pursue a degree in accounting; must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0 and must be a member of one of the following race or ethnic groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
  • Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

The Wolf Trap Accounting Internship Program

Funds: $5,000
Deadline: February 1
Contact: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-937-6304
Toll-free: (800) 404-8461
Email: internships@wolftrap.org; wolftrap@wolftrap.org
Toll-Free Number: 877-WOLFTRAP

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accounting majors or minors; must know how to prepare excel spreadsheets; must be detail-oriented and organized.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter with a brief personal statement and an outline of career goals; a resume; two academic or professional recommendations; two contrasting writing samples, (maximum of three pages each).

Washington Finance Scholarships

Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 29
Contact: The Mortgage Reports
200 112th Ave. NE, Ste. 310
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone Number: (866) 240-7180
Toll-Free Number: (888) 987-6607

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to business or finance. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Selection based on the criteria set forth in the requirements and reviewed by a panel.

Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 14
Contact: Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
902 140th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005-3480
Phone Number: (425) 644-4800
Email: memberservices@wscpa.org
Fax Number: (425) 562-8853
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-8273

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have junior status or higher in fall of the current year; have GPA minimum of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in accounting courses and overall; be accepted into an accounting program at a four-year college or university accredited in Washington state; be involved in on-campus, off-campus or community activities; and attend school in Washington state.

George J. Waterman Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Kimberly Scott, kscott@wscpa.org
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
902 140th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005-3480
Phone Number: (425) 644-4800
Email: memberservices@wscpa.org
Fax Number: (425) 562-8853
Toll-Free Number: (800) 272-8273

West Virginia Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Wisconsin Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Wyoming Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.