50 Great Scholarships for Studying Finance and Accounting

From scholarships for finance and accounting, economics and sales and marketing to specialized scholarships such as agricultural business management, the following list is a great resource for scholarships for students studying finance and accounting. Some of these scholarships are state specific, while others are offered to ethnic minorities. Others, still, are more general and widely available.

1. BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship, offered by the Future Farmers of America, is for high school seniors or college students who are current FFA members. Students should be enrolled (or planning to enroll) full-time; have at least a 3.0 GPA; and be pursuing a degree in either business management, economics, sales and marketing, or finance. Applicants must also be residents of either California, Montana, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, or Illinois in order to be eligible. Students must submit a 1,000-word essay along with their application by February 1st.
BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship Link

2. Church and Dwight Company Inc. FFA Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship, offered by the Future Farmers of America, is open to high school seniors and college students who are currently enrolled in school full-time. Students must be majoring in animal nutrition, animal or dairy science, agricultural business management, finance, sales and marketing, or agricultural engineering. Applicants must also have at least a 3.0 GPA, show leadership skills, and be interested in pursuing a dairy-related career. The application for the scholarship is due February 1st.
Church and Dwight Company Inc. FFA Scholarship Link

3. Citigroup Fellows Program

Offered by the United Negro College Fund, this scholarship is for students majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting, information systems, computer science, banking, business, sales, computer engineering, or management. The deadline for this $6,400 scholarship varies, so check the website for details.
Citigroup Fellows Program Scholarship Link

4. Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Fund

Offered by the Hawaii Community Foundation, this scholarship is open to college juniors, college seniors, and graduate students attending an accredited four-year institution in the state of Hawaii. Students must be majoring in accounting and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in order to be eligible for the award. The monetary amount of the award varies and scholarship applications are due by February 20th.
Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Link

5. Herman J. Smith Scholarship

This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a year left of their studies. Applicants must be attending an accredited four-year institution and be majoring in mortgage finance, construction management, or another construction-related field. Preference is given to Texas residents, students attending school in Texas, and students who are members of their school’s National Association of Home Builders chapter. Applications must submit all application materials by May 6th in order to be eligible for up to $2,000 in award money.
Herman J. Smith Scholarship Link

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

This scholarship is only for students of Latino descent who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are enrolled full-time in an accredited university or college, and have a grade point average of at least 3.0. Students must either be entering graduate school or be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicants should also be majoring in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, hospitality management, human resources management, international relations, information technology, management, or marketing. Award recipients may be given anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 and applications are due January 31st.
HSF/ALPFA Scholarship Link

7. HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College Scholarship

This scholarship is for African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, or Alaskan Native students who are also U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students should be either sophomores or seniors and have a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Sophomore applicants must be majoring in accounting, chemical engineering, geology/geosciences, information technology, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, or supply chain management. The scholarship application is due by October 1st and award recipients are given up to $15,000.
HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College Scholarship Link

8. HSF/Verizon Foundation Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship, offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must be either sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in school full-time at an accredited full-time university. Students should be majoring in finance, accounting, business or hospitality administration, human resources management, marketing, computer science, computer engineering, information technology, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, or mechanical engineering. Applicants must also have at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. The application is due July 10th.
HSF/Verizon Foundation Scholarship Link

9. Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. FFA Scholarship

Offered by the National FFA Association, this $1,000 scholarship is for students who are majoring in agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, economics, finance, pulp and paper technology, transportation, crop science, plant science, or agricultural business management. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and submit their application by February 1st of each year.
Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. FFA Scholarship Link

10. Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship

This scholarship is only for students who are majoring in animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, business, economics, finance, sales, or marketing. Applicants should also be residents of either Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, or Kansas. Students should submit their application by February 1st to be able to win the $1,000 award.
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. FFA Scholarship Link

11. Laurel Fund

Offered by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, this scholarship is only available to female students pursuing a PhD in accounting. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, commitment to service, and financial need. Students should also have completed their comprehensive exams before the previous fall semester and submit their application by May 15th in order to be awarded up to $5,000.
Laurel Fund Scholarship Link

12. MasterCard Worldwide Special Support Program

Offered by the United Negro College Fund, this scholarship is for college sophomores or juniors enrolled in a UNCF-member institution who are majoring in business administration, finance, accounting, marketing, or information systems and technology. Students also must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for this $2,000 to $3,000 award varies.
MasterCard Worldwide Special Support Program Scholarship Link

13. Prize in International Insolvency Studies

Offered by the International Insolvency Institute, this scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students or practitioners in international solvency studies who have less than seven years of experience. Applicants must submit an original analysis, commentary, or legal research on the subject of international insolvency. The monetary award amount varies and all application materials should be submitted by March 15th.
International Insolvency Studies Scholarship Link

14. Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship

Only Illinois residents are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which is offered by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation. Applicants must also be attending an Illinois postsecondary institution and be either graduate students majoring in business or undergraduate students majoring in business, finance, or pre-law studies. Students who submit all application materials by April 1st will have the opportunity to be awarded up to $1,000.
Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship Link

15. Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, this $1,000 to $10,000 scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring or minoring in criminal justice, accounting, business, or finance. Students must submit their application, including an essay, by February 4th in order to be eligible.
Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship Link

16. Robert Half International

Applicants must be majoring in business or accounting in order to be eligible for this scholarship, offered by the United Negro College Fund. Students should also be attending a UNCF-member institution, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline for this scholarship varies.
Robert Half International Scholarship Link

17. UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

This $8,000 scholarship is for students majoring in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or any other topic related to business. Students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and have unmet financial need. The application deadline for this scholarship varies.
UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship Link

18. W. Allan Herzog Scholarship

Offered by the Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation, this $3,000 scholarship is only for TKE members in good standing who are full-time undergraduate students. Applicants must be majoring in either finance or accounting, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and demonstrate leadership in both their TKE chapter and other campus organizations. The application deadline is March 1st.
W. Allan Herzog Scholarship Link

19. Wells Fargo Scholarship

College sophomores and juniors as well as first year MBA students are eligible for this award, offered by the United Negro College Fund. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher; have unmet financial need; and be majoring in business, finance, accounting, architecture, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or systems engineering. Students must submit their applications by January 20th to be eligible for this $2,500 award.
Wells Fargo Scholarship Link

20. Willa S. Bellamy Scholarship

Offered by the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina, this scholarship is for South Carolina residents who are rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors 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 must also be attending school full-time and have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for this $500 award, the application for which is due April 5th.
Willa S. Bellamy Scholarship Link

21. Win Cash for Class Scholarship Program

Offered by the Healthcare Financial Management Association ñ Connecticut Chapter, this $1,000 to $4,000 scholarship students attending an accredited postsecondary institution in the state of Connecticut, students attending a non-Connecticut school but who are the child or spouse of an HFMA member, Connecticut residents who commute to an accredited school located in an HFMA Region-1 state, or students who are permanent healthcare industry employees working in the state of Connecticut. Students must be studying either financial management or healthcare. The application is due August 2nd.
Win Cash for Class Scholarship Link

22. AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

This scholarship is for students pursuing a graduate degree in accounting as well as CPA licensure. This monetary value of the award is $5,000 for one year and the application is due by April 1st. The award is meant to encourage students with little previous experience in accounting to consider the profession.
AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Link

23. AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for outstanding accounting students who have the potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. The award amount is for $2,500 and AICPA gives out scholarships to ten students each academic year. The application deadline is April 1st.
AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship Link

24. National Society of Accountants Scholarship

This scholarship, offered by the National Society of Accountants, is meant to help students who are committed to a career in accounting by providing financial assistance. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000 with the potential of a stipend. The application deadlines for the scholarships vary.
National Society of Accountants Scholarship Link

25. Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Institute of Management Accounting

This scholarship is for female undergraduate students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The $2,000 scholarship is given to two women. Award recipients are also given complimentary one-year memberships to the IMA, a complimentary CMA exam entrance, and complimentary Part 1 and Part 2 CMA exam registrations.
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: IMA Scholarship Link

26. Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Women in Transition

This scholarship is for women who are the primary source of support for their family and are enrolling as freshmen in a bachelor’s of accounting program. The monetary amount of the award is for $4,000 and is renewable for up to four years, provided that award recipients maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Women in Transition Scholarship Link

27. Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Women in Need

This scholarship is for women who are the primary source of support for their family and are sophomore undergraduate students. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting to be eligible for the $2,000 award. The award is renewable for up to two years, provided that scholarship recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA or above.
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Women in Need Scholarship Link

28. Rhonda J. B. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship

Offered by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance ñ Seattle Chapter, this scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students attending an accredited institution in the state of Washington. To be eligible for the $2,000 award, students must be majoring in accounting.
Rhonda J. B. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship Link

29. Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship, offered by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, is to support students who are studying toward an accounting degree. Preference is given to women who are returning to college after working or raising children.
Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Link

30. Moss Adams Foundation

This scholarship is for women who are pursuing or want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The scholarship is only available to minority women, women returning to school as current or re-entry juniors or seniors, and women pursuing their fifth year requirement (either through a graduate or general studies program). Scholarship recipients are awarded $1,000 for educational expenses.
Moss Adams Foundation Scholarship Link

31. Baker Tilly Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, one of the largest certified public accounting firms in the Midwest. Scholarships are only available to students in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Scholarships are offered through specific universities, a list of which are available on the Baker Tilly website.
Baker Tilly Scholarship Link

32. Cheryl A. Ruggiero Scholarship

Offered by the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, this scholarship is for female accounting students who are interested in pursuing a career as a certified public accountant. The application deadline is January 10th and the monetary amount of the award varies.
Cheryl A. Ruggiero Scholarship Link

33. Bank of America Junior Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate students who are interested in business and finance. Students must be involved with Junior Achievement of Georgia, be at least a high school senior, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000.
Bank of America Scholarship Link

34. Institute of Management Accountants Memorial Education Scholarship

Offered by the Institute of Management Accountants, this scholarship is for IMA student members who are attending undergraduate or graduate school full- or part-time. To be eligible, students must be accounting majors, financial management majors, or information technology majors. They must also have at least a 3.0 grade point average and take at least six credit hours per semester. The application deadline is February 15th and award recipients are given $1,000 to $5,000 in scholarship money.
Institute of Management Accountants Memorial Education Scholarship Link

35. Tribal Business Management Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the “Catching the Dream” Native American Scholarship Fund and is for students majoring in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management or related fields. Applicants must have a desire to work in economic development for Native American tribes after graduation. Applicants must be 1/4 or more American Indian, be attending (or planning to attend) college full-time, and demonstrate academic excellence.
Tribal Business Management Scholarship Link

36. Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarship

This scholarship is for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students majoring in business administration, economics, or finance. To qualify, students must be able to show proof of tribal descendancy or residency, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, and be enrolled in school full-time. The application deadline is July 15th and recipients are given $500 to $2,500 in award money.
Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarship Link

37. Tim Smith Memorial Scholarship for Accounting and Finance Students

This scholarship is for Colorado residents who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study at an accredited postsecondary institution in the state of Colorado. To qualify, students must be majoring in either accounting, finance, or financial management. Applicants must also be planning to pursue a career in Colorado after graduation. The application deadline is May 16th and the average award amount is $1,000.
Tim Smith Memorial Accounting and Finance Scholarship Link

38. Bill Rush Mosby, Jr., Scholarship

This scholarship is only for residents of Natchez or Adams County, Mississippi who are majoring in accounting and attending school at a four-year postsecondary institution in the state of Mississippi. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, have taken at least six hours of accounting classes above the introductory level, and have completed (or be in the process of completing) their junior year. The application deadline is June 1st and the monetary award amount is $1,000.
Bill Rush Mosby, Jr., Scholarship Link

39. Clay Ford Scholarship

Offered by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, this scholarship is for minority students, including women of any ethnicity, who are majoring in accounting. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in their fifth year of study at a postsecondary institution in Florida. Students must also have a 2.5 GPA or higher, be Florida residents, and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline is June 1st and the scholarship award is between $3,000 and $6,000.
Clay Ford Scholarship Link

40. CTCPA ETF Outstanding Community College Accounting Student Awards

Only accounting majors who are attending a community college in the state of Connecticut are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must be planning to continue their education at a four-year institution with an accounting program accredited by the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy. This renewable scholarship is for between $350 and $750.
CTCPA ETF Outstanding Community College Accounting Scholarship Link

41. Association of Government Accountants Scholarships

This scholarship, offered by the Association of Government Accountants, is for AGA members who are pursuing full- or part-time study in accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance, information technology, public administration, or a related field. Applicants must be rising college freshmen, undergraduates, or graduate students. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit their application by April 18th. Scholarships are for between $1,500 and $3,000.
Association of Government Accountants Scholarship Link

42. Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation, Inc., Scholarship

This scholarship is for rising undergraduate juniors and seniors who are majoring in economics or finance, either as a business concentration or through direct degree programs. To be eligible, students must be attending a college or university in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C., although they do not need to be residents of these states. The application deadline for this $2,500 scholarship is April 15th.
Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation, Inc., Scholarship Link

43. NDSCPA R.D. Koppenhaver Exam Scholarship

Offered by the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants, this scholarship is for accounting majors who are attending a postsecondary institution in the state of North Dakota and who plan to take the CPA exam at some point in the next twelve months. To qualify students must have good grades and be involved in extracurricular activities. The average award amount for this scholarship is $500.
NDSCPA R.D. Koppenhaver Exam Scholarship Link

44. Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship

Offered by the Stark Community Foundation, this scholarship is only for students who are enrolled at a college or university in the state of Ohio and whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio. Applicants must be in their third, fourth, or fifth year of accounting studies, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate financial need, and be involved in community activities. Applicants must have a desire to become a CPA and to work in Stark County. The application deadline for this award is May 1st.
Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Link

45. NMSCPA Scholarship

This scholarship is only for accounting majors enrolled in a college or university in New Mexico. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have completed 12 semester hours in accounting, and 75 hours overall. The application deadline for this award is June 30th.
NMSCPA Scholarship Link

46. Arland D. Williams Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating seniors and graduates of Mattoon Senior High School in Mattoon, Illinois. Applicants must be majoring or planning on majoring in accounting, finance, banking, economics, or computer science. Applicants must be nominated in order to be eligible for this award. The application deadline is April 20th.
Arland D. Williams Jr. Scholarship Link

47. FICPA James Wilcox African American 5th Year Scholarship

Offered by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this scholarship is for African American students who are majoring in accounting. Students must have completed their senior year of undergraduate study, be attending an accredited postsecondary institution in the state of Florida, be residents of Florida, and be planning to sit for the CPA exam. The application deadline for this award is April 15th.
FICPA James Wilcox African American 5th Year Scholarship Link

48. Contra Costa Association of Realtors Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one year of full-time study and have taken courses that indicate an emphasis on real estate, finance, and/or business. Applicants must be residents of central Contra Costa County, California, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and be attending school full-time. The application deadline is April 30th and the monetary amount of the award ranges from $1,500 to $2,500.
Contra Costa Association of Realtors Scholarship Link

49. Financial Executives International (FEI) Scholarship

Offered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this scholarship is only for college juniors and seniors who are attending school in Northern California. To qualify, students must have excellent grades, have an interest in finance or accounting, and have demonstrated leadership in one or more activities. The monetary amount of this award is $3,500.
Financial Executives International (FEI) Scholarship Link

50. Toledo Estate Planning Council Scholarship

Offered by the Toledo Community Foundation, this scholarship is for third and fourth year undergraduate students from Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan who are majoring in a field of study that will prepare them to go into the estate planning profession. To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial need and have a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Toledo Estate Planning Council Scholarship Link

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