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Available Scholarships from our BAP Professional Partners

We are proud to post available scholarship information provided by our Professional Partners. Scholarship information will be posted and updated every semester.

Here is a link to the Student Benefits provided by the Professional Partners

AFWA Finance and Accounting Scholarships

Through stewardship, The Foundation promotes and advances women in accounting and finance by cultivating relationships, securing contributions, and providing scholarships for education and career development. We believe that to decrease barriers for women in the accounting and financial profession, education and access to career development resources are essential. The Foundation aims to ensure women will have the tools and resources to achieve every career success they desire.

Learn more and apply here.

Finance and Accounting Scholarships

  • Undergraduate ScholarshipsDownload Application – To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting or finance degree.
  • Master’s ScholarshipsDownload Application – For those attending an accredited College or University enrolled in a master’s program, and is pursuing an accounting or finance degree.

All applications will be due by April 1, 2023. 

Each year a few outstanding scholars are selected from our Undergraduate and Masters scholarship applicants to receive the prestigious Paula Zanni Award.

Although membership in AFWA is not required, an endorsement by a member or Chapter of AFWA may increase chances of earning a scholarship. Download Endorsement Form
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION!

AFWA Member Scholarships

  • Certification Review Course ScholarshipsDownload Application  To provide registration certification review courses offered by AFWA’s partners Wiley and Surgent. Available review courses include: Wiley CPA, CMA, CIA, CFP, PMP Review Courses.
  • CertificationDownload Application To support the exam fees of AFWA members for any one of the following certifications: CPA, CFP, CFE, CIA, CMA, or CVA; candidates are those who have recently passed all parts of the exam.
  • Mary Feeney Bonawitz PhD ScholarshipDownload Application  To cover the cost of research for a student seeking a PhD degree in accounting.
  • Disaster Relief Dues ReimbursementDownload Application  To assist dedicated AFWA Members with the expense of National and Chapter Membership Dues who have experienced personal hardship due to a Natural Disaster in their home town (ex. hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes).
  • National Dues Reimbursement for Unemployed MembersDownload Application To assist dedicated AFWA Members with the expense of National Membership Dues who are unemployed at the time of their membership renewal.
    Applicants must have been a member of AFWA for a minimum of five consecutive years and actively involved with either local or national leadership

Privacy Policy: The Foundation of AFWA respects the privacy of our applicants and is serious about protecting your privacy. Data and personal information collected in the application process is considered confidential and is not shared or sold with outside, third parties. Applications are only reviewed by Foundation board members and Headquarters staff who ascribe to ethics, fraud and conflict of interest policies. Of the applicants selected for scholarship awards, The Foundation of AFWA requires a consent form to share basic recipient information via the website, social media and other publications.

AGA Academic Scholarship 

The scholarship is available to any undergraduate or graduate student who studies in disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems/technology, or public administration. Applications close annually in June.

AGA - Scholarships valued at $3,000.

National Collegiate Leadership Scholarship

The National Collegiate Leadership Scholarship will open mid-fall with applications due by November 1. This scholarship provides airfare, hotel, and event registration to attend our National Leadership Training, along with a mentor for the entirety of the event. 

 

 

 

AICPA Legacy Scholarships

Get to know the future leaders of the accounting industry. The AICPA Legacy Scholars program is designed to help students of different backgrounds become CPAs by assisting with the cost of their college education. The program also provides scholars with educational and professional development opportunities throughout the year.

The AICPA Legacy Scholarships application period is open from December 1 through March 15 every year. You can explore each scholarship’s requirements below. Please note you only need to apply to one of the AICPA Legacy Scholarships to be considered for all that you are eligible for. Approximately 200 applicants are selected for these scholarships yearly for nearly $1 Million in total awards.

Information and Application

AICPA Foundation CPA Exam Scholarship

Up to $1,500 to 50 applicants

The CPA Exam Scholarship assists students and CPA candidates with some of the costs they may have incurred while taking the CPA Exam. Notice to Schedule is required.

Information and Application

AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop

The ASLW program is an all-expenses-paid annual interactive event where minority students strengthen their professional skills and understanding of the benefits of earning the CPA credential.

Information and Application

For more information about these scholarships and opportunities by the AICPA, please visit www.aicpa.org/scholarships

The Newt D. Becker Scholarship

The Newt D. Becker Scholarship is back! We're giving away CPA Exam Review packages – over $3M of scholarships since we started - to students who demonstrate: 

  • High moral character
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Commitment to community service

This package includes:

  • Access to complete exam review course
  • Becker's Exam Day ReadySM toolkit
  • Expert instruction and resources from CPA Exam experts
  • And a whole lot more! 

Application open in Winter 2024

Learn more and apply at becker.com/scholarships!

Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholarship Program

The Deloitte Foundation supports programs that work in parallel with Deloitte’s MADE (Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable) commitment. Over the next several years, the Deloitte Foundation expects to fund $30 million in scholarships for students, including students interested in pursuing a fifth-year master’s degree in accounting, master's of tax or master's of accounting with a concentration in audit, advisory or tax through the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program. In the spirit of supporting a diverse student population and to strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent entering the CPA profession, the Deloitte Foundation and participating universities will provide the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars a scholarship that covers 100% of their tuition (excluding books and living expenses) for the 2023–2024 academic year.

Learn more and apply here.

Available scholarships from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Giving tomorrow’s internal auditors the best start today. The Internal Audit Foundation delivers academic programs, grants, and awards that encourage students to pursue internal auditing and supports educators who are teaching internal auditing courses to these future professionals.

Larry B. Sawyer Award: The Larry B. Sawyer Student Scholarship is granted to individuals currently enrolled in, or recently completed, undergraduate- or graduate-level internal audit curricula. Interested applicants must complete an online application and attach a 3-5 minute video submission. For more details and eligibility, please visit the Larry B. Sawyer Student Scholarship Application. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2024.

 

The Institute of Management Accountants has several scholarship opporutnities avaialble to Beta Alpha Psi students.

IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) Scholarship AND Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship (SCMS)

IMA offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students based on specific criteria. Those who apply for the MEF Scholarship are automatically considered for the SCMS scholarship.

More details 

IMA Century Scholarship Award

This scholarship is available to undergraduate junior and senior students of IMA Endorsed Schools or Schools with IMA Student Chapters. The recipient will receive an award of $7,500. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will be offered a CMA Scholarship.

More details

CMA Scholarship Program

Students are nominated by faculty to receive this scholarship, which allows the student to prepare for and take the CMA exam at no cost to them. Faculty can nominate up to 10 students per university per academic year. Students must be currently enrolled full-time and attending regular classes to be nominated. Students who have already graduated do not qualify for the CMA Scholarship. Students cannot self-nominate.

More details https://www.imanet.org/en/IMA-Certifications/CMA-Certification/Students/Scholarship

 

The KPMG Tax team is comprised of game changers who aren’t afraid to push the status quo and adapt to whatever the future may hold. By fostering a high-performance, values-based culture that champions the growth of our people and their careers, we’re able to help new talent evolve into world-class professionals. 

KPMG Tax Scholarship Program

We designed this program to help the next generation of talent by providing financial support to students who identify as members of a traditionally underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group(s) within the professional services industry.

Program details + application link are included below. We encourage you to apply for the scholarship if you are eligible! If you are not eligible but know someone in your network who is, please share the below information.

Program Overview

Scholarship details: Scholarship amounts vary and are based upon tuition cost at your university of attendance (up to $40,000)—allowing ultimate flexibility on where you can pursue your master’s degree! A future full time acceptance with KPMG is required prior to funds being disbursed.

Eligibility

    • Applicants who identify as a member of either traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups within the professional services industry (Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or two or more races), are strongly encouraged to apply
    • Must be pursuing a master’s degree (with a focus in Taxation preferred) during the academic calendar year beginning Summer or Fall 2023
    • GPA of 3.0 or above required
    • Must not require Visa sponsorship now or in the future
    • To be considered for this spring’s application cycle, selected scholarship recipients must ultimately receive and accept an offer to join KPMG Tax to begin fulltime work no later than Fall 2024 through our separate employment application process

Application: To be considered for the scholarship, please complete the Tax Scholarship Application, which includes a short video essay. Application will be open on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until all scholarship funding has been awarded. As such, candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously—you do not have to know your final school plans for Fall 2023 to apply.

Applicants will be provided an update and/or their selection status from a member of our University Talent Acquisition Team no later than four weeks following submission of the application.

Next Steps: If you have any questions, please reach out to your campus recruiter.

 

KPMG Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MADA) Program

The KPMG MADA program is a differentiator for our firm and for your future. KPMG has worked KPMG has worked with the country’s leading business schools to create an industry changing first-of-its kind program that prepares students for the highly complex business landscape by combining the practical use of D&A technologies with D&A-focused accounting curriculum.

How to apply: Click here to view the list of participating universities. You will also be directed to information for each university on how to apply to their graduate accounting program and their MADA scholarship application timeline and eligibility criteria.

2024 Ignite Diversity Scholarship

Apply today  and you could earn $2,500 cash and a free exam prep course!

Would you like $2,500 to put towards your education? That’s the scholarship amount we’re awarding to selected students with exceptional qualifications and a commitment to promoting diversity efforts.  If you’re interested in pursuing a degree—and a career—in accounting, we invite you to apply for our 2024 Ignite Diversity Scholarship.

Established by the Moss Adams Foundation, the scholarship will be applied toward tuition and/or related costs for up to 30 outstanding students* for the 2024/2025 academic year. Our goal is to help promote multi-cultural representation in the accounting profession. Apply here.

Available Scholarships from NCACPAs:

Scholarships- 2023 Scholarship applications open on September 1

The NCACPA Foundation provides scholarships for community college students ($1,500), undergraduate students ($2,000), and Graduate students ($2,500)

RSM US Foundation Scholarships

RSM is helping build the next generation of technology and business professionals
through these scholarship opportunities:

  • Power Your Education Scholarship (ten students each awarded a $10,000 scholarship)
  • First Generation Scholarship (five students each awarded a $10,000 scholarship
    per academic year for up to three years, for a total of up to $30,000 per scholarship.)
  • Power of Inclusion Scholarship (two students awarded with a $10,000 scholarship each)

 

UWorld Roger CPA Review Course Scholarship Program

UWorld is the proud sponsor of over $3.4 million in course scholarships annually. Our goal is to break financial barriers across the globe, by providing tuition assistance and study materials to help candidates pass their high-stakes exams.

We are seeking motivated individuals that are making a difference in their professional and academic communities. Selected recipients will receive full access to our Elite-Unlimited CPA Review Course, valued at over $3,000.

Applications are accepted year-round and we select recipients twice per year. Visit our scholarship page to see our next application deadline. 

Apply for a UWorld Roger CPA Review Scholarship.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships

Description: The Washington CPA Foundation will award over $500,000 in scholarships to accounting students attending an accredited college or university in the state of Washington during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Website: WSCPA Scholarships

Eligibility

    • Students entering junior year or higher in the fall of 2024. Fifth year, master's, and PhD candidates as well as community college transfers are encouraged to apply
    • Enrolled or enrolling in a Washington state college/university
    • Junior, senior, fifth year senior award amount is $5,000 – Master’s student and PhD candidate award amount is $10,000
    • GPA minimum of 3.0 (or equivalent) in accounting major and overall
    • Involvement in on-campus, off-campus or community activities
    • Provide one letter of recommendation on letterhead from a CPA, mentor, professor, direct supervisor or volunteer coordinator
    • Submit copies of transcripts from all colleges attendedPast scholarship recipients may re-apply

Procedure

    • Apply online.
    • Unofficial transcripts from the college or university you currently attend and any that you attended previously
    • The email address of a CPA, mentor, professor, direct supervisor or volunteer coordinator who will provide a reference for you
    • Current résumé that includes any internships (paid or unpaid), jobs, awards, volunteer positions or leadership roles on campus or in the community
    • Three essays of 500 words or less. Find the prompts in the scholarship application.
    • Check out some tips for a successful scholarship application.

More Scholarship Opportunities

Are you interested in accounting, maybe thinking of studying accounting, finance or business administration, but won’t be a college junior or higher in fall 2024? Check out the other accounting scholarship opportunities from the Washington CPA Foundation for incoming first- and second-year students during the 2024-2025 academic year!

Contact Information

Washington Society of CPAs

170 120th Ave NE Ste E101

Bellevue, WA 98005

425-644-4800

foundation@wscpa.org


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