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Cost and Financial Aid

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

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

Scholarship Overview: The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.

Background: The John L. Carey Scholarship was established by members of the accounting profession to honor John Carey upon his retirement from the AICPA in 1969. During his 40-year tenure at the AICPA, Mr. Carey served as administrative vice president; executive director; and as editor and publisher of the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Carey dedicated his entire career to serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.

Award Amount:
$5,000 per recipient for one year. Payments are sent directly to the school for credit to the account of the student. This scholarship is a non-renewable award.

Number of Recipients: Up to 5 students per academic year

Application Process: The 2019-20 John L. Carey Scholarship application will be available in December 2017. The application window will close on March 1, 2019. See application details.

Selection Process: A scholarship selection task force will review all qualified applications and select up to five scholarship recipients based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interests in accounting. All applicants will be notified by email of the final selection by August 1.

Questions: Contact the AICPA by e-mailing

The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Diversity Undergraduate Scholarship

Purpose: To support the costs of
attending 3rd, 4th or 5th year towards an accounting or finance degree.

Criteria:  Scholarship awards are
presented to students who have completed their sophomore year of college (or 60
semester hours or the equivalent by time of the application deadline) and are
majoring in accounting or finance.  Candidates
must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0
scale or the equivalent.  Applications
will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic
average and financial need.

For this scholarship, applicant must be a minority as
defined below:

A minority person is a citizen of the United States who is African
American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian American (Asian Pacific or Asian


African American is a US citizen who has origins in any of the African racial
groups of Africa, and is regarded as such by the community of which the person
claims to be a part.


Hispanic American is a US citizen of true born Spanish heritage from any of
the following countries or regions:
Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America. Hispanic may not
have European ancestry.


Native American includes persons who are American Indians, American Eskimos,
American Aleuts or Native Hawaiians.
American Indians must be documented members of a North American Tribe,
band or otherwise organized group or native people who are indigenous to the
Continental United States.


Asian American is a US citizen whose origins are from Asia or the Indian
subcontinent including, but not limited to, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea,
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana
Islands, India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.