Ultimate Guide to Graduate School Scholarships in Finance

Financial Aid For Post-Graduate Finance Studies

Are you finishing up your bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics? Maybe you’ve been in the workforce for a while, and want to invest in your skills with advanced education. No matter the reason, a masters or postgraduate degree in finance can be a worthwhile investment. Paying for it, however, is a mixed bag. Read on to learn the good and not-so-good news about navigating financial aid for your master’s degree in a finance field—plus a state-by-state list of financial aid options for finance masters.

The good news

It’s not your first rodeo. You have a leg up on undergrads because you’ve likely applied for financial aid before, so you may find the process easier this time. The basic motions of the process are about the same: get ready to write essays, collect letters of recommendation and meet application deadlines.

You’re considered an adult on the FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) takes your parents’ income and financial information into account when you’re an undergrad. As a postgraduate, you’ll likely be considered independent. That means less information to collect and submit, and a possible change in your financial status. You may be eligible for more federal financial aid than you were as an undergraduate.

You have an existing network. After four years of school, you’ve likely developed relationships with faculty, staff and grad students who can move obstacles and find opportunities for you. You may have an easier time collecting letters of recommendation, finding work-study opportunities or even accessing aid like tuition waivers.

Accounting majors are a special case. If you’re planning to sit for the CPA exam, you may benefit from special “fifth year” scholarships for future CPAs.

The not-so-good news

Fewer options overall. There are simply not as many scholarships and grants for master’s programs. That’s no reason to give up looking, but aim to have realistic expectations. With fewer applications to submit, you can focus on making each one flawless.

Federal loans are unsubsidized and interest rates are higher. You no longer have the option for subsidized loans, so you start accruing interest right away. And interest rates on postgraduate loans are generally higher than loans for undergraduates. Borrowing limits are higher, too—so you’ll want to plan carefully when taking out loans.

Fewer need-based options. For example, Federal Pell Grants are only available for teachers. As a finance major, you will find fewer grants based on financial need. They do exist, but don’t expect the same options you had as an undergrad.

Top Scholarships for a Master of Science in Finance/Financial Services

The following is a comprehensive list of scholarships available for finance majors working on their graduate or postgraduate 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, look into additional financial aid that may be available to you.

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

Alabama Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Alaska Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Arizona Finance Scholarships

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.

Public University Senior and Master’s Program Scholarships

Amount: $2,000
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 who will begin their senior year or master’s program; have a 3.5 minimum GPA; be studying in an Arizona public university (Arizona State University Main, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University) and legal U.S. residents.
  • Selection is based on the submitted application materials.

ASCPA Private University Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: ASCPA Private University Scholarships
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; legal U.S. and Arizona residents; full-time students (12 or more credits per semester or 24 credits per year); have earned at least 12 college/university credits at the time of application; have completed at least one accounting course at a college/university; and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Selection is based on academic achievement (as documented through GPA and success in accounting or accounting-related courses), likelihood of becoming a CPA and remaining in Arizona, and community involvement and leadership potential (as demonstrated by the student’s personal statement and letter of recommendation).

Arkansas Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

California Finance Scholarships

Robert Toigo Foundation Fellowship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 27
Contact: Robert Toigo Foundation
180 Grand Ave., Ste. 925
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number: (510) 763-5771
Email: apply@toigofoundation.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; a minority as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor (African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, U.S. Latino, Native American/Alaska Native and/or South Asian American); open to diverse graduate students focused on joint degree programs combining the MBA with other disciplines such as Real Estate, Public Policy or JD.
  • Selection is based on leadership potential, academic excellence and demonstrated commitment to social change and community responsibility.

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
Toll-Free Number: 855-MYALPFA

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage; must be basic or premium ALPFA members in good standing; must be US 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.

Colorado Finance Scholarships

CSCPA College Scholarships

Deadline: Varies
Amount: $2,500
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 accounting majors who have completed at least eight semester hours of accounting courses including one upper division accounting course; attend 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 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.

Connecticut Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Delaware Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

D.C. Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Florida Finance Scholarships

Robert A. Kleckner Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,300
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
Email: scholarships@floridacommunity.com

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.

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
Email: jena@badcredit.org.

Requirements:

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

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
Email: scholarships@floridacommunity.com.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduates from a high school in Charlotte, 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.

Georgia Finance Scholarships

GACFE Scholarship Program

Amount: $500; $2,000
Deadline: October 21
Contact: 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 on the basis of (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

No listings at this time.

Illinois Finance Scholarships

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

Amount: $15,000
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 students in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and are expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester of the current year in a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent; be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; and have not been winners of scholarship program administered by the GFOA of the U.S. and Canada.
  • Criteria: Selection will be assessed on the basis of their plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance; past academic record and work experience; letters of recommendation from academic advisers; strength of coursework and demonstrated connection between coursework and career goals.

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 on the basis of their: plan to pursue a career in state and local government finance; past academic record and work experience; strength of past coursework and present plan of study; and undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Varies
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 U.S. and Canada.
  • Selection will be assessed on the basis of their plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance; past academic record and work experience; letters of recommendation from an academic adviser; strength of coursework; and demonstrated connection between coursework and career goals.

Indiana Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Iowa Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Kansas Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Kentucky Finance Scholarships

AFWA Masters Scholarships

Amount: $750
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
foundation@afwa.org
Toll-Free Number: (800) 326-2163

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university enrolled in a master’s program, and is pursuing an accounting or finance degree.

Louisiana Finance Scholarships

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Scholarships

Funds: $50; $1,000; $2,000
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.
  • Applicants must complete the application form online and must submit all required materials, including essay, unofficial and official transcripts and letters of recommendation.

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 Educational Foundation
901 Dulaney Valley Rd., Ste. 800
Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410) 296-6250
Email: support@macpa.org or 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

Funds: $1,500
Deadline: December 15
Contact: National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
Member Service Center
7474 Greenway Center Dr., Ste. 1120
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone Number: (301 )474-6222; (240) 542-5000
Email: communications@nabainc.org
customerservice@nabainc.org
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 freshman, 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.

Massachusetts Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Michigan Finance Scholarships

Michigan Accountancy Foundation Final Year Accounting Scholarship

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

Other details:

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

Minnesota Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Mississippi Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Missouri Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Montana Finance Scholarships

MSCPA Scholarship – University of Montana

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 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 students are also eligible.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

MSCPA Scholarship – Montana Tech

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 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 students are also eligible.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Anthony Gerharz 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 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 students are also eligible.
  • 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 students are also eligible.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Scott Brownlee Memorial 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 at 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 students are also eligible.
  • 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 students are also eligible.
  • Preference will be given to student members of the MSCPA.

Nebraska Finance Scholarships

NESCPA Fifth-year (150 hour) scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
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 and have enrolled in a fifth-year (150-hour) program at a Nebraska college/university; planning to sit for the CPA exam; and have an interest and are capable of becoming a successful accountant in Nebraska.
  • Selections are made by the Accounting Department faculty members and approved by an Accounting Department Committee (or equivalent). Selection is based on the applicant’s personality, leadership and character.

NESCPA General Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 1
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; are planning to sit for the CPA exam; and who have an interest and are capable of becoming successful accountants 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

No listings at this time.

New Hampshire Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

New Jersey Finance Scholarships

Stuart Cameron and Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship (SCMS)

Funds: $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 IMA student members.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on academic merit, IMA participation, quality of presentation and other materials provided.
  • Applicants must submit a one-page resume; official university transcripts with school seal enclosed in a sealed envelope; two recommendations (from current or past employer, professor or an IMA member); should be in an attached form with reference’s signature across the envelope seal; and a two-page written statement indicating reasons for applying for scholarship, why applicant deserves the award, specific contributions to IMA and ideas on how they will promote awareness, increase membership and certification within IMA.

IMA Memorial Education Fund Scholarships (MEF)

Funds: $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:

  • Applicants must be IMA student members (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.
  • Must carry at least six credits per semester.
  • Selection will be based on academic merit; IMA participation; quality of presentation; and strength of recommendation.
  • Applicants must submit (one-page) resume; official university transcripts with school seal enclosed in a sealed envelope; two letters of recommendations (from current or past employer, professor or an IMA member). Should be in an attached form with reference’s signature across the envelope seal; and (two-page) written statement indicating: career goals and objectives; reasons for applying the scholarship, statements why the Applicants deserves the award, specific contributions to IMA, suggestions on promoting awareness, increasing membership and certification within IMA.

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
Fax Number: (973) 226-7425

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be New Jersey residents attending a New Jersey college/university; accounting majors or pursuing 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.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application together with a letter of recommendation from an accounting professor; an official transcript showing a minimum overall GPA of 3.2; and a resume.

New Mexico Finance Scholarships

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
Contact: American Indian Graduate Center
3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, No. 200
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone Number: (505) 881-4584
Fax Number: (505) 884-0427
Toll-Free Number: (800) 628-1920
Email: fellowships@aigcs.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled members of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group; must be pursuing career and degree fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.
  • Must be full-time graduate students at a U.S. accredited college or university.
  • Must have a cumulative average GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on financial need.

New York Finance Scholarships

AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship Award

Funds: $10,000
Deadline: March 1
Contact: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775
Phone Number: (212) 596-6200
Email: scholarship@aicpa.org
Fax Number: (212) 596-6213

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be outstanding accounting students; full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting students; have completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; have a major and overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Selection task force will choose recipients based on academic achievement, leadership and future career goals. Apply online.

AICPA Minority Scholarship

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

David J. Moynihan Scholarships

Funds: $1,250; $2,500
Deadline: April 8
Contact: Lauren Biggers, Manager of Outreach
Email: lbiggers@nysscpa.org
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
14 Wall St., 19th Fl.
New York, NY 10005
Phone Number: (212) 719-8300
Fax Number: (212) 719-3364
Toll-Free Number: (800) 537-3635

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have declared a major in accounting; be resident of New York State and either U.S. citizens or permanent residents; be enrolled at or accepted to a New York State college or university that offers an accounting program; complete a minimum of 72 credit hours by April 1; achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Selection will be based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • To apply, complete and file a FAFSA application and be approved for financial aid; letter of recommendation from FAE Campus Liaison or Department Chair or letter of accounting related recommendation (can be an employer).

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Awards

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

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; must be liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure.
  • Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interests in accounting.
  • Applicants must visit the website for the online application process.

North Carolina Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

North Dakota Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Ohio Finance Scholarships

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.
  • Applications must be submitted online.

Oklahoma Finance Scholarships

No listings at this time.

Oregon Finance Scholarships

OAIA Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Oregon Association of Independent Accountants Scholarship Foundation
1804 NE 43rd Ave.
Portland, OR, 97213.
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.
  • Applicants must be full-time students carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Selection will be based on financial need, scholastic achievement, personal qualifications and professional promise.
  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with high school and college transcripts.

Pennsylvania Finance Scholarships

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Rhode Island Finance Scholarships

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South Carolina Finance Scholarships

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South Dakota Finance Scholarships

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Tennessee Finance Scholarships

Mike and Mary Jean Kruse Scholarship Fund

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

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be rising juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in accounting who are aspiring to become 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.
  • Applications can be submitted online including two recommendations, one academic and one personal/employment; transcripts and financial information.

Texas Finance Scholarships

Anna E. Hall Memorial Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
Contact: Phi Chi Theta Scholarship Committee, c/o Mary Ellen Lewis
1886 South Poplar St.
Denver, Colorado 80224-2271
Questions: Mary Ellen (303) 757-2535
Email: PCTEdScholarship@aol.com

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.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application form; one copy of an official transcript (mailed directly from Registrar’s Office to the Scholarship Committee); two letters of recommendation from a Phi Chi Theta Fraternity officer; an essay explaining of how they see themselves in the next 3-5 years; resume; and professional or business photo.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000; $10,000
Deadline: January 29
Contact: Scholarship Program Coordinator,
Global Headquarters – The Gregor Bldg.
716 W Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (800) 245-3321 (U.S. and Canada only) or (512) 478-9000
Fax: (512) 276-8127
Email: scholarships@ACFE.com.

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 on the basis of: completed application form; fraud-related interests, activities, goals, and desired career paths; overall academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts; and letters of recommendations.
  • Applicants must submit a completed Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Application with official transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses; and three letters of recommendation (which must be submitted on behalf of the applicants).

Utah Finance Scholarships

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Vermont Finance Scholarships

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Virginia Finance Scholarships

Association of Government Accountants Graduate Scholarships

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Association of Government Accountants
2208 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301-1314
Phone Number: (703) 684-6931
Email: agamembers@agacgfm.org; education@agacgfm.org
Fax Number: (703) 519-0039
Toll-Free Number: (800) 242-7211
Deadline: April 16
Email: awards@agacgfm.org

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be AGA members or family members.
  • Must be applied toward full-time graduate study in a financial management academic discipline, such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems/technology and public administration. Graduate-level full-time is defined as nine credit hours per semester. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants will be selected based on the candidate’s potential for making a meaningful contribution to public financial management.
  • Applicants must submit the application form along with a reference letter from an AGA member; a reference letter from another professional such as a professor, guidance counselor, employer; a recommendation letter written on professional letterhead; must submit an essay (cannot be more than two double-spaced pages) on what should a government do to be more accountable and transparent to its constituents, in Microsoft Word format with full name on the document and specify what scholarship applying for.

VSCPA Educational Foundation Minority Accounting Scholarship

Funds: $1,500; $2,000
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application including the following: college transcript(s), unofficial transcripts are acceptable; one-page resume, include info on community service, academic organizations and activities; and a recommendation from an accounting faculty member.

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
Applicants must contact Tracey Zink to be considered for the scholarship.
Contact: Molly Wash at mwash@vscpa.com.
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 accepted or currently enrolled in the doctoral accounting program at Virginia Tech.
  • Selection is based on the application materials submitted.

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarships

Amount: $3,000
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 semester as an accounting major with intent to take the CPA exam.
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application including the following: college transcript(s), unofficial transcripts are acceptable; one-page resume, include info on community service, academic organizations and activities; recommendation from an accounting faculty member.

VSCPA Graduate and PhD Accounting Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
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 demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. program.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application including the following: college transcript(s), unofficial transcripts are acceptable; one-page resume, include info on community service, academic organizations and activities; recommendation from an accounting faculty member.

Burton Bates Jr. Scholarships

Amount: $2,250
Deadline: April 1
Contact: 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.
  • 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.
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.
  • Selection is based on the application materials submitted.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application including the following: college transcript(s), unofficial transcripts are acceptable; one-page resume, include info on community service, academic organizations and activities; recommendation from an accounting faculty member.

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarships

Amount: $3,000
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 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.
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.
  • Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application including the following: college transcript(s), unofficial transcripts are acceptable; one-page resume, include info on community service, academic organizations and activities; recommendation from an accounting faculty member.

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.
  • Applicants should submit a 600- to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a business or finance field.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment, letters of acceptance and transcripts before the scholarship recipient is selected.

West Virginia Finance Scholarships

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Wisconsin Finance Scholarships

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Wyoming Finance Scholarships

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