50 Great Scholarships for Business and Accounting Students

1. AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this scholarship is for African American, Native American, Latino, or Asian American students who are majoring in accounting. Applicants must be attending school full-time, have completed at least 30 credits, and have completed at least six of those credits in accounting classes. Students must also have at least a 3.3 GPA, have plans to become a CPA, and demonstrate leadership and volunteer experience. Award amounts are up to $5,000 for this scholarship, the application for which is due April 1.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

2. ASWA Seattle Chapter Scholarship

Offered by the Seattle Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, this scholarship is for part-time or full-time accounting students who are enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in Washington. Students must have completed at least 30 semester hours within four weeks of the application deadline, which is May 16. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA, and the monetary award amount varies. The scholarship is open to both male and female students.

ASWA Seattle Chapter Scholarship Link

3. BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship

This scholarship, offered by the Future Farmers of America, is for current FFA members who are either high school seniors or current college students who are enrolled (or planning to enroll) full-time. Students must be pursuing a four year degree and be majoring in business management, economics, sales, marketing, or finance. Students must also be residents of either California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Texas. Applicants must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and must write a 1,000-word essay as part of the application (due February 1). Recipients are awarded $5,000 for educational expenses.

BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship Link

4. Church and Dwight Company Inc. FFA Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for current Future Farmers of America members who are either high school seniors or current college students. Students must be enrolled full-time and be majoring in animal nutrition, animal or dairy science, agricultural business management, finance, sales, marketing, or agricultural engineering. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, show strong leadership skills, and demonstrate an interest in a dairy-related career. Students should submit the application, including the 1,000-word essay, by February 1.

Church and Dwight Company Inc. FFA Scholarship Link

5. Citigroup Fellows Program

Offered by the United Negro College Fund, this scholarship is for students majoring in business, finance, accounting, economics, information systems, computer science, banking, information technology, sales, computer engineering, or management information systems. Recipients are awarded $6,400 as well as access to Citigroup professionals as mentors and may attend professional development conferences. The application deadline varies.

Citigroup Fellows Program Link

6. Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Fund

Offered by the Hawaii Community Foundation, this scholarship is for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are enrolled in a four-year postsecondary institution in the state of Hawaii who are majoring in accounting. Students must also have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply for this award, the application for which is due February 20. The monetary amount of this award varies.

Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Fund Link

7. HSF/Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) Scholarship

This scholarship is only for students of Latino descent who are also either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must be attending an accredited U.S. or Puerto Rican institution full-time and be either sophomores, juniors, seniors, or entering a graduate program. Students must be majoring in one of a list of approved majors, including accounting, business administration, economics, finance, hospitality management, human resources management, supply chain management, management information systems, or marketing. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and apply for this award, which is offered in amounts between $1,500 and $10,000, by January 31.

HSF/ALPFA Scholarship Link

8. HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College Scholarship Program

Offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, this scholarship is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are of Hispanic, African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Alaskan Native descent. Students must either be sophomores or seniors majoring in one from a list of approved majors, including business or management (if sophomores). Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and apply for the scholarship by October 1 in order to be eligible for a monetary award up to $15,000.

HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College Scholarship Link

9. HSF/Verizon Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for students of Hispanic heritage who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Students must be undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in a four-year institution full-time. Applicants must be majoring in business, administration accounting, finance, hospitality administration, human resources management, or management, among others. Students must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and should submit their applications by July 10 in order to be eligible for the $2,500 award.

HSF/Verizon Foundation Scholarship Link

10. Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Offered by Zonta International, this $1,000 to $7,000 award is for applicants entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study at an accredited institution. Applicants must have an outstanding record of academic achievement and show intent to complete a business program. All applications must be submitted by July 1 of each year.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Link

11. Laurel Fund

Offered by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, this scholarship is for women who are pursuing a PhD in accounting. The scholarship committee chooses recipients based on scholarship, service, and financial need. Applicants must have completed their comprehensive exams before the fall semester of the previous year. The application deadline for this scholarship, awarded in amounts up to $5,000, by May 15.

Laurel Fund Scholarship Link

12. LULAC GE Scholarship

Offered by the League of United Latin American Citizens, this scholarship is for students entering their sophomore year of college. Students must be attending an accredited institution and be majoring in either business or engineering. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 grade point average and submit their applications by March 31.

LULAC GE Scholarship Link

13. Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who are currently attending a high school in the state of Maine and who plan to attend a Maine college. Preference is given to students who are majoring in either education or business. Students must have obtained independent status and plan to attend a two-year institution. The application deadline for this $1,500 award is April 19.

Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Link

14. MasterCard Worldwide Special Support Program

This $2,000 to $3,000 scholarship is for undergraduate sophomores or juniors enrolled in a United Negro College Fund member institution. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students must also be majoring in either business administration, finance, accounting, marketing, information systems, or information technology. The application deadline for this award varies.

MasterCard Worldwide Special Support Program Link

15. Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants Scholarship

Offered by the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, this $1,000 to $2,000 scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in a college or university in the state of Pennsylvania. Students must be majoring in accounting, have completed at least 60 credits of their degree program, have at least a 3.0 GPA, have strong leadership skills, participate in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline is June 1.

Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants Scholarship Link

16. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, this scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing either a major or minor in criminal justice, accounting, business, or finance. The application for this award, which is given in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, is due February 4 of each year.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Link

17. Robert Half International Scholarship

This scholarship, offered by the United Negro College Fund, is for students attending a UNCF member college or university. Applicants must be majoring in either business or accounting, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. The award amount for this scholarship varies, as does the application deadline.

Robert Half International Scholarship Link

18. TACTYC Accounting Scholarship

Offered by the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, this scholarship is for undergraduate students who are majoring in accounting. Students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree after having completed a two-year accounting program. Students should submit their application for this $1,000 award by March 1.

TACTYC Accounting Scholarship Link

19. UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

This $8,000 scholarship is for students who are majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or any other major related to business. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. The application for this deadline varies from year to year.

UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship Link

20. W. Allan Herzog Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is offered by the Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation and is for TKE members who are full-time undergraduate students and are majoring in either accounting or finance. Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher, demonstrate a record of leadership in their chapter as well as other organizations, and write a statement about how they have benefitted from TKE membership. The application deadline for this award is March 1.

W. Allan Herzog Scholarship Link

21. Washington State Auto Dealers Association Awards

This scholarship is only for students who are Washington State residents and who are majoring in business or a related field. Graduate students who have received the award as undergraduates may also apply. Applicants must be attending an approved Washington State institution to be eligible for this $500 award. The application deadline varies from year to year.

Washington State Auto Dealers Association Awards Link

22. Wells Fargo Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate sophomores or juniors, or graduate students in their first year of business school. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have filled out the FAFSA, and have unmet financial need that is verified by their college or university financial aid office. Students must be majoring in business, finance, accounting, architecture, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or systems engineering. To win this $2,500 award, applicants must submit their application by January 20.

Wells Fargo Scholarship Link

23. Willa S. Bellamy Scholarship

Offered by the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina, this $500 scholarship is for undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are South Carolina residents and are attending an accredited postsecondary institution in South Carolina. Applicants must be majoring in accounting, finance, or business administration with a concentration in accounting or finance. Students should be attending school full-time and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. The application deadline is April 5 of each year.

Willa S. Bellamy Scholarship Link

24. Banks Family Scholarship

This scholarship, offered by the Foundation for Global Scholars, is for U.S. or Canadian students who are enrolled in a North American college or university. Students be able to apply transfer credits from a study abroad experience to their degree, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students. Applicants must also be majoring in business and have an interest in entrepreneurship. The award amount, just like the application deadline, varies.

Banks Family Scholarship Link

25. George Mason Business Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for students who are attending a Hawaiian university or college and have a grade point average of a 3.0 or higher. As part of the application, the deadline for which varies, students must discuss why they have chosen to pursue a degree in business and how they plan to make a difference in the world of business.

George Mason Business Scholarship Link

26. Kansas City IFMA Scholarship

Offered by the International Facilities Management Association, this scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a postsecondary institution in Kansas or Missouri. Applicants must be majoring in a field related to facilities management, such as business operations. The scholarship is awarded in amounts of at least $500 and the application deadline is May 1 of each year.

Kansas City IFMA Scholarship Link

27. Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship

This scholarship, which is awarded in amounts up to $1,000, is offered by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation. Applicants must be undergraduate students who are majoring in business, finance, or pre-law, or graduate students majoring in business. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit and financial need and apply for the award by April 1.

Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship Link

28. Richard E. Bangert Business Award

Offered by the Independent College of Washington, this scholarship is for students who are attending an ICW member institution. Applicants must be rising undergraduate juniors or seniors and be majoring in business or a related field. Students must also demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship, the application for which is due March 15 of each year.

Richard E. Bangert Business Award Link

29. South Florida Chapter NBMBAA Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship, offered by the National Black MBA Association – South Florida Chapter, is for African American students who are permanent Florida residents. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate business program at a U.S. institution that has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Applicants must demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, and involvement in the community to be eligible for this $1,500 scholarship. The application deadline is June 30 of each year.

South Florida Chapter NBMBAA Graduate Scholarship Link

30. The MillerCoors National Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is offered by the Adelante U.S. Educational Leadership Fund and is for college juniors or seniors who are majoring in business, marketing, economics, or communications. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be full-time students, and be attending a partnering institution. Applicants should submit their application by May 27 to be eligible.

The MillerCoors National Scholarship Link

31. COAG Scholarship

This scholarship is for any high school senior in the state of Georgia or any college student already enrolled at a postsecondary institution in Georgia. Students must be majoring in either government, law enforcement, political science, accounting, finance, business, or pre-law. Students must submit as part of their application an essay based on the theme listed on the website. The committee offers three scholarships per year, one for $500, one for $1,000, and one for $1,500. The application is due April 1.

COAG Scholarship Link

32. JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

This scholarship is only for students who are currently enrolled at Jacksonville State University in the state of Alabama. Applicants must be majoring within a business-related area and be enrolled in a program within the College of Commerce and Business Administration. Students must submit the application by March 1 of each year.

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship Link

33. Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program

This scholarship program provides awards of up to $5,000 to minority students who are majoring in either insurance/risk management, accounting, business, or finance. The scholarship is offered by the Surety and Fidelity Association of America, and the application deadline is January 31 of each year.

Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Link

34. Texas Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in a participating public or private college or university in Texas, are enrolled at least half-time, and will have completed at least 120 hours of college coursework (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting classes) at the beginning of the term in which the award is made. Students must also have achieved satisfactory academic progress and be planning to take the CPA exam in the state of Texas. Students must also demonstrate financial need. The application deadline for this award varies.

Texas Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Link

35. KSCPA High School Merit Scholarships

This scholarship is for current high school seniors who have scored a high score on either the ACT or the SAT. Students must be planning to attend a postsecondary institution in the state of Kansas and be planning to major in accounting. Scholarships are available in the amount of $600, $700, $800, $900, and $1,300 and the application is due by March 6 of each year.

KSCPA High School Merit Scholarship Link

36. Catching the Dream MESBEC Program

This scholarship is available to high-potential Native American students who are majoring in math, business, engineering, education, science, or computers. Applicants must also be enrolled in a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated tribe in the U.S. There are three different scholarship deadlines per year: March 15 (summer school), April 15 (fall semester), and September 15 (spring semester).

Catching the Dream MESBEC Program Link

37. Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

This $6,000 scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a major that will prepare them for a career in government finance. Students must be in the process of completing their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded and must submit a recommendation either from their academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program. The application deadline is February 21 of each year.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship Link

38. Indiana CPA Society Diversity Summit Scholarship

This scholarship is for any underrepresented students of a racial or ethnic minority who are currently enrolled in a high school or home school program in the state of Indiana. Applicants must be Indiana residents who have at least a 2.5 grade point average, are interested in accounting and/or business, and are involved in student leadership. The applications are due by June 7.

Indiana CPA Society Diversity Summit Scholarship Link

39. Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship

This scholarship, which is awarded in amounts between $4,000 and $10,000, is for Kashmiri Pandit and Hindu students who are studying at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Preference is given to Kashmiri Pandit students displaced from the Kashmir Valley after 1990. The application deadline for this award varies.

Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship Link

40. AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) student affiliate members majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Students must also have completed at least 30 semester hours, including six in accounting. Five scholarships of $2,500 are awarded annually, and the application is due by April 1 of each year.
AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship Link

41. Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school students who are planning to enroll in an Arizona university or community college full-time after graduation. Applicants must be US citizens, current residents of Arizona, and be planning to major in accounting. The foundation offers up to six $500 scholarships each year. The application is due by February 12 of each year.

Arizona CPA Foundation High School Scholarship Link

42. Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

This scholarship is for Hawaii residents who are majoring in business administration or another business-related field. Students must be attending an accredited four-year institution in order to be eligible. Awards are given in amounts of $4,000 annually, with the possibility of renewal for up to four years. The application is due by March 1 of each year.

Fukunaga Scholarship Link

43. AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

This scholarship is for liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting and are planning to seek CPA licensure. Up to ten students receive non-renewable $5,000 awards. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, and future career interests in accounting. The application deadline is April 1 of each year.

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Link

44. Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is for students planning to major in math, business, science, engineering, teacher training, or environmental science. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate leadership and a commitment to the American Indian community, and (preferably) attend a Michigan tribal college. Students must also be of American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Hawaiian Native descent. The application is due by May 31 of each year.

Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship Link

45. NEWWA Francis X. Crowley Scholarship

Offered by the New England Water Works Association, this scholarship is for students studying civil engineering, environmental engineering, or business. NEWAA members and their families are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $3,000 and applications are due by April 1 of each year.

NEWWA Francis X. Crowley Scholarship Link

46. Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for women who are 25 years of age or older who are returning to school to acquire better job opportunities through majoring in business. Depending on the scholarship, students may be eligible if they are attending community college or other specific Arizona colleges. Students should submit their applications by March 1 of each year.

Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarship Link

47. CRCA Scholarship

Offered by the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, this $3,000 scholarship is for high school seniors who are planning to major in either liberal arts, science, engineering, architecture, or business. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience, and career goals. Students must have an ACT composite of 28 or greater and be located in one county on a predetermined list. The application is due March 3 of each year.

CRCA Scholarship Link

48. CITe Current Student Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship is for University of Akron students who are majoring in ebusiness or information systems. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, be enrolled in the College of Business Administration, and be full-time students. The application deadline for the scholarship varies.

CITe Current Student Tuition Scholarship Link

49. The Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in the business school at California State University, Chico or the University of Florida, Gainesville. Students must be a wounded Navy or Marine Corp personnel OR be a surviving spouse or dependent of a Navy or Marine Corp personnel wounded while on active duty, and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline is April 22 of each year.

The Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship Link

50. Jewish Community Center North American Graduate Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship, offered by the JCC, is for full-time graduate students who plan to pursue a career in the JCC movement. Applicants must be majoring in a major from an approved list, including nonprofit management or business administration. The application deadline is February 1 of each year.

JCC North American Graduate Scholarship Link