Grants for Accounting Majors

All kinds of financial help are welcome at any stage of your education towards an accounting degree. If you are in need of financial rescue because you and your family cannot afford to pay your tuition or purchase accounting books, you can apply for grants for accounting majors and if you are eligible, you may win a scholarship award that will let you finish your accounting degree. If you are already enrolled in a college or university, you can check with the school’s department in charge of scholarship opportunities. Look for the school’s financial aid representative and ask if there are any state scholarships for accounting majors currently available through your university or college, or other schools. You may need to start early because scholarship programs usually have set deadlines for each scholarship.

There are many organizations that offer accounting scholarships to minority students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities. You can try the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting which gives several scholarship awards to women who are studying to become CPAs. They could be undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates. Eligible applicants may try to apply for multiple scholarships such as the Laurel Fund and the Moss Adams Foundation Scholarships.

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has already given scholarship grants worth more than $8,000,000 to deserving students, including those pursuing an accounting degree. You have take note of their time for application because it is usually open only by November or December. The scholarship grant is usually between $1,000 and $10,000. A special award called the Mark Miller Award is given to students who have shown exceptional character and have overcome financial, personal or family hardships.

The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is the country’s largest association of Latino business professionals engaged in accounting, finance and other related areas of expertise. They have the Hispanic Scholarship Fund which is offered to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies and have demonstrated excellent academic performance. The scholarship is worth between $1,500 and $2,500. The association has also formed strategic partnerships with other institutions which can help in furthering their goals of helping Latino students attain their professional degrees. Association members for example, can enroll in the Becker CPA review course and receive a discount worth $300 off their tuition fee.

Accounting majors applying for scholarships should take care to review all available scholarships for them and focus specially on the requirements and dates when applications are admitted. Some of them usually ask for application materials to be submitted way ahead of the school year when students are to be enrolled. Pay attention to their limitations and restrictions so you don’t waste time applying and then finding out you are not eligible at all.

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