Finance Scholarships

Here are some of the Finance scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

NABA Scholarships

To be eligible to receive an award, Applicants must: Be African-American (Black) or of African descent. Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master's-level business program. Current high school students are not eligible. Meet a minimum grade point average.

OC Society of Investment Managers Scholarship Foundation

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office unless otherwise indicated. Have completed at least one Economics/Finance course with a grade of B or better.

Cargill Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Finance, Accounting, Computer Science/MIS, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Students are also eligible for this scholarship from the following institutions: Kansas State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Carolina A&T State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Internship opportunities may become available to students receiving this scholarship. Cargill will consider the following majors: Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Science, Agricultural and Animal Sciences. Donor/Sponsor Name: Cargill Donor/Sponsor URL:

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

In 2010, the GFOA’s executive board voted to create the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship to support the studies of part-time students with a career interest in state and local government finance. The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition is for graduate students who have been admitted on a part-time basis to a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field. Four scholarships of $7,000 each are available.

NBEA Scholarships

Eligibility RequirementsTo be eligible for an NBEA scholarship, an applicant must: * Be enrolled in a college or university post-baccalaureate or graduate-level program and submit proof of enrollment; * Be enrolled in a business education program and/or other related areas in business; * Submit proof of completion of at least two graduate courses (six semester hours); * Submit a one-page letter describing (a) past contributions to the field of business education, (b) plans to utilize the degree in the future, (c) two or three significant issues in business education, and (d) why the applicant should be the recipient of the award; * Submit a current resume; * Submit two letters of recommendation attesting to the scholarship/leadership potential of the applicant; * Be currently teaching and plan to continue to teach, or plan to teach upon completion of the program, in the field of business education; * Be a current member of NBEA at the time of application.

IMA Memorial Education Fund Scholarships

All IMA student members who have not previously received an IMA MEF Scholarship are eligible to apply for the MEF-sponsored scholarships. Student applications are classified between undergraduate and graduate categories, and selected individuals will be awarded scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $2,500. Classification of Categories:  Undergraduate Student Category An undergraduate student is defined as an individual who carries a minimum of 6 credited hours for both terms of the current academic year and who will be carrying 6 credited hours in the upcoming academic year. He or she is required to hold the necessary credited hours that identify him/her as an undergraduate both in the year that he/she applies for the award and in the year that he/she will be receiving the funding from IMA.  Graduate Student Category A student who is seeking to apply for an IMA scholarship under the graduate category must hold the necessary credited hours that define him/her with senior status at an undergraduate level or is a current graduate student who will be continuing in a graduate program. If the student is an undergraduate senior, he or she is expecting to graduate prior to the commencement of the next academic year. The student is required to maintain 6 credit hours for both semesters during the current year and in the year that he or she will receive funding from IMA. Eligibility Requirements:  Full- and part-time (must carry at least 6 credits per semester) students are encouraged to apply.  Scholarships are awarded to students who are studying at accredited institutions.  Applicant must be an IMA Student Member. Membership number must be included on the application form.  The applicant needs to have the expressed intent of pursuing a career in management accounting, financial management, or information technology.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required between all institutions attended throughout the applicant’s undergraduate/graduate academic career.  All documents must be submitted in English.

George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) enjoys an excellent reputation among finance professionals in both the public and private sectors. As the major professional association serving the needs of over 13,000 elected and appointed state and local government officials and other finance practitioners, GFOA provides top quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.

Frank H. Ault Scholarship

The purpose of the Frank H. Ault Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to current college students who have declared a major in finance or accounting. Students must be attending an accredited four-year university, community college students who are transferring to an accredited four-year university, or local residents who are attending an accredited four-year university elsewhere. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Also, students must have participated in extra-curricular or community service activities. Preference will be given to students who are active members of or have taken leadership in their school's accounting society. Past recipients of this scholarship may re-apply.

UNCF/Nissan Scholarship

The UNCF/Nissan Scholarship provides a scholarship opportunity for college freshman enrolled at any Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The scholarship program provides a total award of $10,000 over 4 years ($2,500 /academic year). To be eligible students must meet the following criteria: 1. Applicants must be a college freshman at the time of application. 2. Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 3. Applicants must be enrolled at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). 4. Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 5. Applicants must pursue a degree in engineering, business, marketing, information technology and/or finance.

Candon, Todd, & Seabolt Scholarship Fund

The Candon, Todd, & Seabolt Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to benefit applicants studying Accounting or Finance. Requirements: Major in accounting and/or finance. Be a college Junior or Senior. Minimum GPA 3.2.

Tyson Foods Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in general agriculture; animal nutrition or science; farm and ranch management; poultry science; agricultural communications, journalism or public relations; management and finance; marketing and sales; or select area science and engineering. Must be a resident of a community in which a Tyson Foods processing facility is located. Scholarship recipients will be provided information regarding possible internship/part-time employment opportunities at Tyson Foods Inc.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

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