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Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship

At Surgent, we understand that passing the challenging CPA exam to become a licensed accountant is a major undertaking. We’re proud of how well our CPA Review course helps accounting students all over the country tackle the CPA Exam and become CPAs faster. And now we want to do even more to support aspiring CPAs out there by supporting some deserving students.

That’s why we created the Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship program. This scholarship is open to any currently-enrolled students working towards an accounting or finance major at an accredited college or university within the United States. Two winners will be chosen for this scholarship. First prize will receive $1,000 and one runner-up will receive $500.

1st place: $1,000
1st Runner-up: $500

ESSAY QUESTION

All applicants must complete the short application below, including an essay (in 1,000 words or less) that addresses the following:

  • In your own words, describe the differences between management accounting and financial accounting, as well as why both are crucial to a successful business?

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be a current student at an accredited college or university within the U.S.
  • Applicants must be studying to work in accounting or finance
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to marketing@surgent.com with the subject line “Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship”

The deadline for the 2019 Surgent CPA Review Scholarship is November 15th, 2019. Winners will be notified by December 2nd, 2019.

National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation

Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for this award, you must:
• be a United States or Canadian citizen.
o Permanent residents are NOT eligible to apply with the exception of applicants from Arizona. Legal residents
from Arizona may apply.
• be majoring in accounting, having maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
• be an undergraduate enrolled part- or full-time at an accredited (2) two-year or (4) four-year college or university in
the United States.
o Applicants from Arizona must carry a minimum of 9 credit hours.
o Students in an accredited (2) two-year college may apply following their first semester grades or during their
second year if transferring to a (4) four-year institution, provided they are committed to a major in
accounting throughout the remainder of their college careers.
o Students in an accredited (4) four-year college may apply for the scholarship for their second, third, or
fourth year of studies, provided they are committed to a major in accounting throughout the remainder of
their college careers.
Note: High School Seniors or College Students not yet enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program are NOT eligible
to receive NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards.

What are the selection criteria?
An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:
• Academic achievements and records
• Leadership and community involvement
• Honors and awards
• Work experience
• Statement of goals and aspirations
• Financial need (Arizona financial need scholarship only)
Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.
What are the details of the award?
• Award amounts range from $500 to $2,200.
• Awards are for undergraduate study only and are not renewable (with exception of the Stanley H. Stearman Award);
however, students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
• The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load at
accredited, nonprofit two- or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
• Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships

Multiple scholarships available through one application!

Selection criteria:

  • Female
  • U.S. Citizen attending an accredited U.S. school pursuing an accounting degree
  • 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 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.
  • Financial need

Awards are available to women who are the primary source of support for their family, women returning to college, and minority women.  Please see the website to apply.

The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Master’s Degree Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applied to a master’s degree program by the time of application with a major in accounting or finance
  • Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic average, and financial need.  Scholarships are awarded on the condition that the candidate is accepted into a program and will have to provide proof.  An essay is required.

Please see the website for more information.

The Foundation of Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Completed sophomore year of college (at least 60 credits earned)
  • Major in accounting or finance
  • Minimum cumulative college gpa of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic average and financial need. An essay is required.  Endorsement of an AFWA member is not required, but is helpful.

Please see the website for more information, the application and essay topic.

NJCPA Scholarship Fund – 1 Year Scholarship

The NJCPA Scholarship Fund provides $6,000 one-year scholarships to accounting students at New Jersey colleges who are currently in their junior year or in their senior year and entering an accounting-related graduate program ​in New Jersey.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, an essay and personal interview.

Rules

  1. ELIGIBILITY
    Applicants should:

    • Be a resident of New Jersey attending a NJ college or university with a minimum 3.2 overall GPA through the end of the Fall 2018 semester.
    • Be an accounting major or have a concentration in accounting with at least 12 credits in accounting completed by the end of the Spring 2019 semester, with a graduation date of December 2019 or later.
    • Have a current junior-year status or above in an undergraduate program.

    OR

    • Be enrolled in an NJ accounting–related program in the Spring 2019 semester or entering a NJ accounting-related graduate program in the Fall 2019 semester with a graduation date of December 2019 or later.
  2. APPLICATION
    Submit all four (4) of the items below by Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Your application will not be considered without these.

    1. Online Application. Access the application by agreeing to these rules and clicking the “Continue to Application Form” button below
    2. A 500-word essay. Your essay must be submitted online at the time of application submittal. Your essay must answer BOTH of the following questions:
      • Why did you choose accounting? How do you think the CPA credential will impact your career?
    3. Official transcript (including fall semester). Have your school send your transcript directly to NJCPA. You may also ask the accounting department to send unofficial transcripts directly to NJCPA.
      • If 12 accounting credits have not been completed by the end of the Fall 2018 semester, you must provide proof of registration for the Spring 2019 semester showing additional credits.
      • All Scholarship recipients must provide an official transcript showing 12 completed credits and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 by the end of the Spring 2019 semester.
    4. Your resume.

NJCPA Scholarship Fund – 4 Year Scholarship

**Application cycle will reopen in Fall 2019**

The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards $7,000 scholarships to college-bound New Jersey high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, standardized test scores, essay and personal interview.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • NJ resident attending a NJ public, parochial, or home school high school
  • Cumulative 3-year gpa of 3.5 or better OR a minimum total SAT score (reading, writing + math) of 1260 OR minimum composite ACT score of 26
  • Planning to enter a US college/university in the upcoming Fall semester
  • 500 word essay on the topic chosen by the organization

Please see the website for details and the application.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

In 1987, the Government Finance Officers Association’s executive board voted to create a Government Accounting Scholarship to recognize outstanding performance in accounting studies and to encourage careers in state and local government.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment Status: Full-time; graduate or upper level undergraduate
  • Course of Study: Accounting
  • Letter of Recommendation: Someone who can speak to your commitment to the public sector
  • Number of Scholarships Available for Award – 2018 Level: Two $10,000 awards
  • Employment Requirement: None

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

In 1993, Government Finance Officers Association’s Executive Board voted to create the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment Status: Full- or part-time; graduate or upper level undergraduate
  • Course of Study: Public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with specific focus on government or nonprofit management)
  • Letter of Recommendation: Someone who can speak to your commitment to the public sector
  • Number of Scholarships Available for Award – 2018 Level: One $10,000 award
  • Employment Requirement: None

Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship

In 1985, the Government Finance Officers Association’s executive board voted to create the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship to recognize outstanding performances by graduate program students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment Status: Full-time; graduate level
  • Course of Study: Not specified, but should have relationship to state/local government finance
  • Letter of Recommendation: Someone who can speak to your commitment to the public sector
  • Number of Scholarships Available for Award – 2018 Level: One $15,000 award
  • Employment Requirement: None