Students interested in accounting may be especially attuned to applying to scholarships to fund their studies. Some scholarships are funded through national agencies while others come from the state or private agencies. Below is a list of scholarships that accounting students may be interested in looking into further:
Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarship provides awards of $500 to Arizona high school students. In order to be eligible for these awards, students must plan to enroll as a full-time student at any university or college in Arizona. Students must be an accounting major who is a citizen of the United States. Applicants are required to live in Arizona. More information is available at: https://www.ascpa.com/future_cpas/scholarships.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program offers 50 awards of up to $100,000. These scholarships are provided by the GM foundation. Students must demonstrate financial need and must demonstrate leadership skills. The awards are given out in increments of $25,000 and are renewable up to three times. High school seniors as well as undergraduate students who plan to pursue a business related degree are eligible to apply. Priority consideration is given to students who are underrepresented, such as first generation and minority students. More information is available at this website: http://www.buickachievers.com/.
CALCPA Peninsula Chapter Accounting Scholarship provides scholarships ranging from $400 to $1,500 to graduate and undergraduate students. Students will be selected based on previous academic experience, leadership experience, community service, and interest in an accounting degree. More information is available at: http://www.calcpa.org/chapters/chapter-scholarship-information.
Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship provides two awards of up to $6,000. The award is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who are studying full-time at a college or university. Students must be enrolled in an accounting program and must reside in either Canada or the United States. A letter of recommendation is required and more information is available at: http://www.gfoa.org/?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=107.
Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation provides awards of up to $16,000 to accounting students. Students can use the award at any four year institution of higher education. The award is awarded in increments of $4,000 per year for four years. Up to 10 new awards are given out each year and more information can be found at: http://servco.com/philanthropy/scholarships.php.
Indiana CPA Society Diversity Summit Scholarship provides awards to residents of Indiana. Students must plan to enroll in a college in Indiana and be majoring in accounting. More information is available at: http://www.incpas.org/cpa-candidates-students/students/education-foundation-scholarship.
A.A. and Hattie Mae Bush Accounting Scholarship provides awards worth $1,000. In order to be eligible, students must reside in Texas and be majoring in an accounting field. Students are required to have at least a 2.5 grade point average. In addition, students are required to attend one of the following Texas universities: Texas Tech University, Amarillo College, or West Texas A & M University. More information about this award can be found at this website: http://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/.
In addition to the above opportunities, more accounting scholarships may be available through the student’s college or university. In particular, students may want to inquire within their department about available opportunities.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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