Frank G. Zarb School of Business

 

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students                                                                           
Since its establishment in 1922, the vision of the AICPA Foundation has been to advance the science of accountancy and accounting education. Guided by a core ideology and principles, the foundation is committed to supporting and growing the next generation of CPAs. The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars. Recipients receive individual awards of up to $5,000 per academic year.
Application deadline is March 1
School Advisor: Accounting Chair, Jacqueline Burke 

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                   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. The scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and nonbusiness degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers. Recipients receive individual awards of up to $5,000 per academic year.
Application deadline is February
School Advisor: Accounting Chair, Jacqueline Burke 

Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation
Established by chapters and individuals, these endowments are used to support annual scholarships. Some scholarships are available to all AKPsi students, while others focus on those majoring in specific fields. Each year the foundation provides more than $50,000 in scholarships made possible by generous donors. Scholarship applications are due in March each year and scholarships are awarded each July for use in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility requirements: (1) Initiated member, undergraduate and graduate, of Alpha Kappa Psi in good standing with the fraternity; (2) Full-time student with a GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale); (3) Strong record of chapter and/or campus leadership; (4) Potential members may apply but should be initiated by the application deadline.
Application deadline is March 1

American Marketing Association (AMA) Diversity Scholarship
The AMA’s Diversity Leadership Scholarship recognizes the diverse student membership population who have demonstrated leadership as part of their chapter activities or in other venues. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be from the following minority groups: African American, Indian American (Native), Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American. Applicants must also be current student members of the AMA and members of an active AMA collegiate chapter. Candidates should be involved in developing their marketing skills both on and off campus, including a demonstrated leadership role within their AMA Collegiate Chapter.
Application deadline is February

American Marketing Association (AMA) Social Impact Scholarship
The AMA’s Social Impact Scholarship is awarded to AMA student members who have made a positive impact in their local, regional, or larger community. Applicants must also be current student members of the AMA and members of an active AMA collegiate chapter. Candidates should be involved in developing their marketing skills both on and off campus, including a demonstrated leadership role within their AMA Collegiate Chapter. Although all altruistic and philanthropic efforts are valued and encouraged, higher points will be earned by students who accomplished their goals by using their marketing skills and techniques.
Application deadline is February

Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund
Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) is probably best known for being the most prestigious grant and scholarship fund available to women in the United States today. Students from across the nation who aim to pursue a career in business or a business-related field strive to obtain the honor of an SBMEF scholarship or grant. To apply, a student must be a member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). The funds awarded are used by recipients to further their business-related education and jump-start or improve their careers. The National Board of Directors of the ABWA serves as the scholarship trustee and oversees the fund's administration annually. Truly a fund for women and by women, applicants must be females pursuing or planning to pursue a higher education degree in business or a business-related field. Women can expect to be awarded up to $10,000 annually, an invaluable resource which allows recipients to focus on internships and extracurricular activities that will enhance their education.
Application deadline is May

DECA Student Scholarships
DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) members each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit-based and applicants must be members of DECA.
Application deadline is January

Dell Scholars Program
The Dell Scholars program is open to current high school seniors or college students with a GPA of 2.4 on a 4.0 scale. The $20,000 award is a one-time scholarship based on excellent academic performance and promise, as well as demonstrated leadership capacity and either prospective or current enrollment in an eligible business or technology major.
Application deadline is December

Golden Key Undergraduate Scholarship
The Undergraduate Achievement Program scholarship, administered by Golden Key, is open to students from an array of disciplines but is primarily concerned with those students who show leadership qualities in a business management program or another leadership-oriented major within an accredited university. To be eligible, students must submit a personal statement, a single professional reference, and official college transcripts. The amount awarded is between $5,000-$10,000.
Application deadline is October 1

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
GFOA provides several scholarship opportunities for full and part-time students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Encouraging and supporting educational opportunities for future government finance officers is integral to their mission of promoting best practices in local government. The Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship (one $15,000 award is available) recognizes outstanding performance by graduate program students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation. The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship ($10,000) recognizes outstanding performance in accounting studies and encourages careers in state and local government and is open to full-time graduate or upper-level undergraduate accounting students. Two $10,000 awards are available.
Application deadline is January

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
With over 30,000 members, Zonta International is probably one of the best known, leading global organizations dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of professional women through service and advocacy. With over 1,000 clubs across 66 countries, Zonta International will be celebrating 100 years of success this year. Zonta focuses on the fact that women make up nearly 50% of the global workforce, while gender equality is not yet a reality. It is the purpose of Zonta to educate the world of this injustice and to strive to empower and advance women professionally.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is just one way Zonta International contributes annually to the advancement of women in business. Twelve international scholarships of $7,000 each are awarded annually as well as 32 regional scholarships of $1,000 each. Women of all ages who are pursuing an accredited business or business-related program, and who exhibit exceptional potential in the field, are encouraged to apply. The amount awarded is between $1,000-$7,000.
Application deadline is May

Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMI)
The PMI Educational Foundation Academic Scholarship program is designed to financially assist qualified individuals who wish to obtain degrees from accredited academic institutions. Qualifying degrees may be in project management and project management-related programs. The amount awarded is between $1,000-$7,500.
Application deadline is May

The Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship Program (RMA)
The Risk Management Association Foundation offers scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The RMA Foundation awards over $200,000 annually in scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Winners may reapply for continuation of their scholarships for up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their free student membership with RMA. The amount awarded is between $2,000-$8,000.
Application deadline is October

Schwarzman Scholars
Designed to prepare young leaders to deepen the understanding between China and the rest of the world, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students pursue a Master in Global Affairs, working with an academic advisor to design an academic plan that best suits their academic and professional goals. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development, and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders that will build strong ties between China and the rest of the world. For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Application deadline is September

TELACU Education Foundation – The College Success Program
The College Success Program was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities TELACU serves. The College Success Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners – corporations, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and individuals – who have joined us over the past 35 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community. Because TELACU believes that the future leaders of our community must be engaged in meaningful careers that will change the face of our world, our TELACU Scholars cohort consists, in large part, of young people majoring in the fields of STEM and business. These fields of study are where our scholars can most immediately find employment upon graduation and embark on long-lasting, high-impact careers.
Application deadline is March