Scholarships

Scholarships for UA Master of Accounting students are available from a variety of sources, including:


 

The University of Arizona Scholarships

Department of Accounting
Departmental scholarships for MAcc and MSA students are available on a limited basis. You may indicate your interest for these scholarships on your application.

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Teaching Assistantships
Teaching Assistant positions are available on a limited basis prior to each semester.

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Eller College of Management
Additional information is available at the Undergraduate Programs Scholarship Resources website.

Graduate College
Additional information is available at the Graduate College Financial Resources website.

The University of Arizona
Additional scholarship information is available from the UA's Office of Student Financial Aid. View UA Scholarship resources.

International Applicants
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides information for scholarships for international students at http://financialaid.arizona.edu/undergraduate/how-apply-aid-international-students.


 

Third-Party Scholarships and Opportunities

AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship 
Award:
$10,000
Website:
Background

Accountemps is proud to sponsor the 2017-18 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship Award, providing financial assistance to outstanding accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession.
A Robert Half company, Accountemps is a specialized temp agency for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. Robert Half, the parent company of Accountemps, also contributes to the AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students.

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an accounting or accounting-related major.
  • Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.
  • Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2017.
  • Maintaining an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the 2017-18 academic year. 
  • An AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost: www.thiswaytocpa.com/aicpa-student-membership
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).
  • Some financial need (i.e., not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed one’s educational expenses).
  • Planning to participate in the AICPA Legacy Scholars program for the full 2017-18 academic year.
Deadline:
Applications are being accepted through April 1, 2017, at 3:00 PM

 

 
AICPA Legacy Scholarships
Award:
$1,000 - $10,000 (Various)
Website:
Requirements:

AICPA Legacy Scholarships are available for students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with non-business-related undergraduate degrees pursuing graduate studies, and all students majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems. 

Deadline:
Applications are being accepted through April 1, 2017
AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop 
Award:
all-expenses-paid annual program for minority accounting students at the undergraduate or graduate level
Requirements: The AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop is an all-expenses-paid annual program for minority accounting students at the undergraduate or graduate level. The workshop, which features speakers, panel discussions, and interactive programs, will be held in May 17–19 in Houston. 
Deadline:  Applications are being accepted through March 15, 2017
ASCPA Scholarship
Award:
$3,000
Contact:
By invitation only.
Requirements:
  1. Minimum GPA 3.5
  2. Students intend to remain in Arizona and become CPAs
  3. Students plan to attend the Master of Accounting Program at the University of Arizona.
Description:
The Arizona State CPA Foundation is offering three $3,000 scholarships. The criteria are as follows:
  • Minimum GPA 3.5
  • Students intend to remain in Arizona and become CPAs
  • Students plan to attend the Master of Accounting Program at The University of Arizona

If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in this scholarship, please email me no later than January 21, 200X to let me know that you are interested in being nominated.

From the list of students who have expressed interest, the Department of Accounting will nominate 5 students. I will contact each student who has expressed interest and let each student know if he/she has or has not been nominated. The Foundation will pick the three winners from the five nominees.

The five nominated students will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Completed application form (I will provide this to you)
  • Transcripts of Undergraduate work (unofficial is ok)
  • Resume
  • A one-page essay about future career interests and professional goals including short term (2 year) and longer term (5 year) goals 

This material will need to be submitted by January 26. #1 and # 2 should be hard copy and #3 and #4 should be word or pdf files. In addition, a professor from the accounting department will chat with each nominee briefly between 1/24 and 1/26.

Deadline:
January 21, 2017
Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program
Award:
 $450,000** in CPA Exam Review Scholarships, including 40 full 4-part courses each valued at $3,393 and over 200 scholarships each valued at $1,697
Contact:
Becker Professional Education 
Description:
Requirements:
  • Be an accounting professional or student not currently enrolled in Becker's CPA Exam Review at time of scholarship notification.
  • Meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment in Becker’s CPA Exam Review.
  • Through a personal statement, demonstrate (1) a financial need in preparing for the CPA Exam and (2) the traits important to Newt Becker – high moral character, strong leadership qualities and a commitment to community service.
  • Provide a reference – professor name with contact information.
  • Be a U.S. resident.
  • As this is a scholarship where the student demonstrates a financial need in preparing for the CPA, it is not valid for applicants that are employed by or have accepted a position at a firm or corporation that reimburses for the CPA Exam Review.
  • Selected recipients must enroll in Becker’s CPA Exam Review by May 31, 2017.
  • Scholarship is non-transferable.
Deadline:
February 28, 2017 - May 31, 2017
CPAexcel Scholarship
Award:
  • 1 Grand Prize - $500 Cash Scholarship plus the Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Course with free shipping.
  • 1 First Prizes - the Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Course with free shipping.
Website:
Requirements:
You must be an actively enrolled full or part-time college student taking at least one accounting course.
Deadline:
April 30, 2017
Gloria Feigenbaum Scholarship for Women Returning to School
Award:
$900
Contact:
Description:
The Gloria Feigenbaum Scholarship was created by the family, friends and associates at University of Arizona and Tucson in memory of Gloria Feigenbaum, an active faculty member and champion for women's rights during her career at the University of Arizona. She was a member of the committee to form the original Tucson Women's Commission and was appointed to serve on the first Arizona Women's Commission. Gloria Feigenbaum was also the founder of the Youth University at the UA, and creatively sought to involve young and old in the continuation of education on the college campus. This scholarship was created to provide support for women who have previously attended a post-secondary educational institution, but have had to interrupt their education for two or more years. Candidates must apply and be accepted at the University of Arizona as either full- or part-time students and demonstrate FASFA financial need. The scholarship is renewable through re-application.
Requirements:
Candidates must submit an application either by mail, or email, to the appropriate address below. For an application form, please email Ginny Healy at mailto: ghealy@email.arizona.edu and put "Gloria Feigenbaum Scholarship" in the subject line.
Deadline:
Varies by semester
Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
Award:
The award amount ranges from  $500 to $5,000
Website:
Requirements:
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
  • Deadline:
Mar 30, 2017
Institute of Management Accountants
Award:
The IMA sponsors a number of scholarship programs to help students who are members of IMA.
Contact:
Website:
Requirements:
Scholarship requirements vary, please see their website for more details.
Deadline:
Varies by Scholarship
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships
Award:
Offers fifteen $1,000 scholarships
Contact:
Website:
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 2017-2018 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*

 

Deadline:
February 27, 2017

 

Open Education Database Minorities Scholarships
Award:
$1,000 - $10,000
Website:
Background

Open education database provides a variety of minority scholarships: "Some minority scholarships make funds available to applicants from specific backgrounds: for example, Hispanic scholarships are available only to Hispanic and Latino applicants. But some scholarships accept a broader applicant pool and any student from a minority background is eligible. These scholarships seek to improve graduation rates among minority students, increase diversity in the job market, and meet financial needs."

As listed on the oedb website: The scope of minority scholarships is very broad, so eligibility requirements can vary considerably. However, most scholarships are based on merit and require students to meet specific academic and community involvement requirements. They might also focus on meeting financial needs and require to applicants to verify their dependence on financial aid to attend college. However, all minority scholarships are only available to students from minority cultural or ethnic backgrounds. Other requirements may include:

  • Are a high school graduate or graduating senior
  • Of minority ancestry or cultural heritage
  • Are a legal U.S. resident or citizen
  • Meet specific GPA, SAT, GRE, or other merit requirements
  • Present documented unmet financial need
  • Enrolled in an accredited program
  • Planning to study a specific subject or field
  • Vary dependent upon scholarships

See website for a complete list of scholarships available. 

Deadline:
Varies dependent upon scholarship. 

 


 

 

 



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