MS Accounting Scholarships

A Masters Degree in Accounting can skyrocket your career. Although paying for a higher education can be expensive, the payoff of earning an accounting degree is well worth it.

Rather than accumulating a huge amount of student loan debt, you should try to receive as many scholarships as possible. Every little bit helps, and the financial assistance is sure to take a load off your mind while pursuing your goal.

Below we have listed Accounting specific financial resources:

Offered by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31

Requirements:
Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an accounting related major at The American Univeristy. Registered as an ACCA student and planning to complete the ACCA qualification (apply online at yourfuture.accaglobal.com). Maintained an overall and Major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Enrolled as part-time or full-time. A US citizen or permanent resident or otherwise legally allowed to live and study in the USA.

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Offered by AICPA

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 1

Requirements:
Applicants must have obtained a liberal arts or non-business undergraduate degree prior to enrolling in a graduate accounting, not earned more than 12 credits in accounting or business during their undergraduate program been accepted into, or am in the process of applying to, a graduate program in accounting that is accredited by AACSB International or ACBSP not already be actively participating in a graduate accounting program intending to pursue a CPA certificate program.

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Offered by GWSCPA

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 31

Requirements:
a) Accredited college or university located within the District of Columbia b) School must offer an accounting degree that qualifies graduates to sit for the CPA exam c) Rising senior or above for undergraduate awards d) May be entering an accounting-related graduate program for graduate award e) Accounting major having passed at least 9 credit hours in accounting f) US citizen (or permanent legal US resident) g) 3.2 overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or above h) Must intend to sit for the CPA exam.

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Offered by National Association of Black Accountants

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline: January 21

Requirements:
Be African-American (Black) or of African descent. Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master's-level business program. Current high school students are not eligible.

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Offered by ACFE

Amount: $10,000 , $5,000, $2,500, $1,000
Deadline: February 5

Requirements:
Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term. Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term. Be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment through the 2015-2016 academic year. Submit a Completed Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship application Provide Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses.

Three letters of recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the applicant*

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Offered by AICPA

Amount: Up to $5,000 per year
Deadline: April 1

Requirements:
A full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting student. An underrepresented minority in the accounting profession. Completed at least 30 semester hours in college coursework with at least 6 semester hours in accounting. A major and overall GPA of 3.0.

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Offered by AICPA

Amount: Up to $10,000 per year
Deadline: April 1

Requirements:
A full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting student. An underrepresented minority in the accounting profession. Completed at least 30 semester hours in college coursework with at least 6 semester hours in accounting. A major and overall GPA of 3.0.

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Offered by Government Finance Officers Association

Amount: $7,000
Deadline: February 20

Requirements:
Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Recommendation by student's academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program. Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Offered by Government Finance Officers Association

Amount: $7,000
Deadline: February 20

Requirements:
Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Recommendation by student's academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program. Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Offered by Government Finance Officers Association

Amount: $7,000
Deadline: February 20

Requirements:
Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments. Currently a part-time student in a graduate program in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, economics, or business administration preparing for a career in state and local government finance; student must expect to be enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester (including Spring 2015 graduates). Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Recommendation by academic advisor or dean of the graduate program. Recommendation by employer. Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Offered by Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

Amount: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline: April 30

Requirements:
Commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional, including evidence of continued commitment to this goal after receiving the award. Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and business as evidenced by prior course work and/or work experience. Clear evidence that goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional, have been established. Scholarship recipients will be selected by June 30.

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More information on American University's scholarship policies can be found on AU's Grants and Scholarships page. If you are looking for assistance with financial aid, please view AU's Guide to Applying for Financial Aid as a prospective graduate student.

For more information on applications and deadlines, or to speak with an advisor, please call (202) 885-1913 or email us at kogodgrad@american.edu.