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Are you good with numbers and even better with people? If so, you may be an excellent candidate to work in accounting. But before you can pull out your calculator and get to work, you’re going to have to earn your accounting degree. Unfortunately, many students feel that the cost of pursuing higher education is a bit high. Don’t worry, we understand, and we’ve got good news. There are many organizations that want to help you by awarding you scholarships. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the cost of tuition, room and board, books, meal plans, and everything else that comes with pursuing higher education, never fear! Cappex is here, and we can help.
The key to winning a lot of scholarships is to “know thyself.” Apply to those accounting scholarships that cater to students with your unique qualities. Use your hobbies, interests, goals and quirks to pay for your education. If you’re reading this page, you’re probably an aspiring CPA, but think about what else sets you apart. Are you left-handed? Do you love to write? Do you already know what type of company you want to work for? Keep all these qualities in mind, and you’ll find that there are accounting scholarships out there that were designed specifically for you. Based on our review of the accounting scholarships available, we’ve determined that a good number of them fall into one of two categories.
Ethnicity-Based Accounting Scholarships:
- The NAFOA Scholarship is an accounting scholarship for students of American Indian or Native Alaskan origin. Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500.
- The Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship Program is a renewable $10,000 to $50,000 scholarship for doctoral students who are part of a minority ethnic group.
- The NABA National Scholarship Program is a renewable accounting scholarship for current or potential members of the National Association of Black Accountants and must have a minimum GPA of 2.3. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $6,000.
- The Tribal Business Management (TBM) Scholarship is an accounting scholarship for American Indian students who plan on using their degree to work in economic development for tribes. Applicants may be high school seniors, or undergraduate, masters or doctoral students.
Accounting Scholarships by State:
- The SCACPA Scholarship is an accounting scholarship for South Carolina residents. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, and 3.5 in accounting. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,000.
- The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable accounting scholarship for Maryland residents attending a Maryland college. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, and financial need will be considered. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $1,000.
- The MSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship is a $2,000 accounting scholarship for residents of Mississippi who are attending four-year Mississippi colleges. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
- The Peninsula Chapter James Shank Memorial Scholarship is an accounting scholarship for residents of Washington who are college juniors or seniors. Applicants must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.75.
- The Paul Hagelbarger Memorial Fund Scholarship is a $2,000 accounting scholarship for residents of Alaska. Financial need is also taken into consideration during the selection process.
And that’s just the beginning—Check out our scholarships database for a full list of accounting scholarships!