The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accountants, with a membership of more than 350,000. The AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their careers.
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The ASWA Educational Foundation offers various scholarships. To receive a scholarship application, please contact an ASWA chapter in your area.
Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners supports the education of collegiate accounting, business, finance and criminal justice students around the globe. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are awarded annually.
To increase the numbers of academically talented minority men and women in graduate business schools and in the workforce of corporate America, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management annually recruits minorities with leadership skills and provides them with merit-based fellowships to pursue a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree at one of the Consortium's member schools.
Through its Doctoral Fellowship Program, Deloitte provides some of the much-needed financial support for a student writing a doctoral dissertation. Each year, the program—one of the oldest of its type—offers up to ten grants of $25,000 to help outstanding graduate students complete their doctoral degrees in accounting. An independent selection committee composed of three eminent accounting educators reviews the applications. Those selected are designated as Deloitte Fellows; each receives $5,000 during his or her final year of course work and $20,000 during the subsequent year of writing a dissertation. All applications are due to the Deloitte Foundation by October 15 of each year.
The Government Finance Officers Association awards various scholarships annually. For more information on scholarship eligibility, criteria and the application process, please contact the GFOA directly at (312) 977-9700.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic organization supporting higher education. General eligibility requirements for HSF's scholarships are: be of Hispanic heritage; be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; must have applied for federal financial aid. Successful scholarship candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, personal strengths and leadership skills.
African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American accounting or information systems doctoral students in a full-time, accredited program are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000 through the KPMG Foundation. Awards are renewable for up to five years.
The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) offers 40-7- national scholarships annually ranging from $1000-$10,000. Eligibility requirements include: be an ethnic minority; enrolled full-time in four-year college as an accounting, business or finance major, or accepted in a master’s level business program; meet minimum grade point average.
The National Black MBA Association, Inc. is a business organization that leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for the African-American community. It offers scholarship opportunities for students at all levels of their college education.
The National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation assists dedicated students who are committed to a career in accounting with financial assistance to support their education.