Accounting students are a rare breed. They need to be serious about their studies and they absolutely must be focused. Working with numbers all day long takes a lot of dedication and students that have to work while they go to school just can't give it as much as they'd like to. But accounting scholarships give students the extra time they need to focus on learning and allow them to have a life at the same time. Even accounts like to have fun sometimes!
All across the United States, accounting students can find accounting scholarships to make their learning and training years just a little bit easier. With a good scholarship, a student can find himself or herself at the top of the class in no time. Women are especially in demand in this field and some accounting scholarships are designed just for them. The AWSCPA (American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants) Scholarship is a great place to start. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants need to have maintained a B average or higher in their first year and live within commuting distance to New York City and agree to continue in the Accounting program for at least one year. Those who receive this award will receive $2200.
For those who have an interest in accounting within the field of Criminal Fraud there is the Richard Jennings Memorial Scholarship provided by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Their application must include three letters of recommendation, of which at least one should be from a certified fraud examiner or a local chapter of the ACFE. They will also need to include a 250-500 word essay detailing how fraud awareness will affect their future professional development and why they are deserving of this award. Recipients will receive $1000.
Many of the available accounting scholarships pertain to a specific area or state while others are suitable for anyone that lives in the United States. No matter where a student lives they should be able to find a scholarship that can help them focus on their academics.