Do you like working with both people and numbers? If so, accounting might be the career path for you. This popular major stresses communication and critical thinking skills while also teaching the art and science of number crunching. Also popular are accounting scholarships. Continue reading to find out more.
Accounting degree programs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some programs stress applied knowledge while others favor theory-based instruction. Some programs are stand-alone 4-year bachelor's programs while others are 5-year combined bachelor and master's. Some programs feature an internship as a degree requirement while others do not. Be aware of your educational and vocational goals and make sure they match the educational outcomes of the program in question.
Typical courses you'll enroll in as an accounting major include taxation, financial statement analysis, auditing and information systems. Of course, also included will be beginning, intermediate and advanced accounting. If your program requires an internship you'll work as an accounting assistant in an actual business setting while receiving course credit. In addition to the core accounting courses you will also enroll in a number of liberal arts and humanities electives.
The majority of undergraduate accounting degree programs are designed to provide a generalized accounting education. If you want to specialize you'll have to wait to get to the graduate level. However, there are a small number of bachelor's programs with specific emphasis such as auditing or information systems. At the graduate level, the most popular degree program is the Master's of Business Administration in Accounting (MBA). Other graduate degree areas of concentration include cost accounting, forensic accounting and managerial accounting.
The career outlook for accountants is quite strong. Career options will be most robust for those with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Degree candidate interested in pursuing CPA status will need to complete 150 credit hours of course work. If becoming a CPA is part of your vocational goals, you'll probably want to select a combined bachelor's and master's degree program. The more traditional 4-year programs will not provide you with the academic stats you'll need to pursue certification.
Continue reading below to explore the many accounting scholarship possibilities.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
Undergraduates enrolled part-time* or full-time in accounting at an accredited two-year or four-year college
or university in the United States (*Applicants from Arizona must carry a minimum of 9 credit hours.)
o Students in an accredited two-year college may apply following first semester grades or during their second year if transferring to a four-year institution, provided they are committed to a major in accounting throughout the remainder of
their college career, or
o Students in an accredited 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 career.
Majoring in accounting.
Maintaining a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better grade point average.
A United States or Canadian citizen. (Permanent residents are NOT eligible to apply with the exception of applicants
from Arizona. Legal residents from Arizona may apply.)
High School Seniors OR students not yet enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program are NOT eligible to
receive NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards.
No exceptions will be made.
Over $1,700,000 in tuition scholarships are being offered in both degree and diploma programs to Florida high school graduates. These scholarships are available in such diverse specialties as business administration, electronic engineering technology, drafting and computer assisted design, secretarial, fashion merchandising and design, accounting, cartooning/illustration, court reporting, professional mariner, culinary arts, hospitality management, private investigation, nail and skin care technology, respiratory therapy technician, travel and tourism, cosmetology, video film production and recording arts, automotive service technology, photography, industrial design technology, music and video business, allied health administration, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, paralegal studies, interior design, therapeutic massage, rescue and advanced open water diving, cardiovascular technologist, visual communication, medical or dental assisting and other business, health care and technical/career fields.
Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Must enroll FULL-TIME in the academic year at an accredited college or university * Be majoring in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) * Students must be entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year at their college or university OR a Master's degree program for the academic school year. * Open to community college students
For undergraduate accounting students planning to become CPAs and entering the accounting profession upon graduation. Amount: 45 scholarships at $1000 each (for junior or senior students); the award may be renewed for one additional year if recipient continues to qualify. Requirements: U.S. citizen attending (full-time) college/university that participates in the Accounting Education Foundation programs, has a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or more on a 4.0 scale, and has completed two introductory accounting courses with a grade of B or better.
Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Open, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Accounting, Computer Science Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: New York Scholarship Detail: This scholarship is awarded to students residing in the New York Metropolitan Area who are majoring in the fields of accounting, computer science, electrical, mechanical or nuclear engineering. Donor/Sponsor Name: Con Edison Company Giving limited to residents of New York Metropolitan Area.
Scholarship for a Plymouth High School Senior relating to business.
Scholarship Type: Current College Student Scholarship Amount: *One renewal only Residency Requirements: Missouri or contiguous state School Requirements: College in Missouri or a contiguous state Eligibility Requirements: 1. Student in third, fourth or fifth year of school 2. Applicant enrolled in no less than 12 credit hours 3. Applicant employed while attending college 4. College GPA of a 3.0 5. Demonstrate financial need by providing FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), if not available submit FAFSA-EFC 6. Business majors considered; preference to accounting majors Other Requirements: Renewal eligibility: 3.0 GPA Continued employment preferred *AMOUNT: One scholarship renewal only; no new scholarship.
Aimed towards Accounting & Finance students who exude academic excellence as well as an involvement in their community
One award for $600 is awarded to a currently enrolled junior majoring in accounting, with a cumulative 3.0 GPA, must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
For college sophmores, juniors and seniors who are majoring in accounting. Amount: 25 scholarships at $1,000 each Requirements: Academic record, financial need, involvement in extra-curricular activities, intent to sit for the CPA Exam; Minnesota resident.
Program Description:The HSF/Monsanto Fund Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $10,000 per year. Selected students will receive $10,000 for one academic year, renewable the following year upon confirmation of continued eligibility. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students who are participants of a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic American heritage * Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. * Be a Sophomore majoring in Agriculture Science/Agronomy (includes Agriculture Engineering), Biology (includes Molecular Biology), Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology (includes Entomology), Engineering, Botany/Horticulture (includes Crop Science, Plant Science, Plant Pathology), Chemical Engineering (includes Process Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration (includes Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Management), Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology (IT/MIS) * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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