Scholarship Information

The ASCPA Educational Foundation awards General, Diversity in Accounting, and Financial Need each year. Applications for scholarships are accepted from December 1, 2018 through March 4, 2019. Each scholarship is $2,500.00.


Deadline to apply is March 4, 2019


Carefully read each scholarship’s criteria.

  1. You must have the signature of an advisor on your completed application for it to be considered. Please see the list of eligible universities at the bottom of this page.
  2. Include a current resume.
  3. Your 300 word essay should make a compelling case for your selection. Describe why you are majoring in accounting and how the scholarship will influence your journey.
  4. Include a transcript – download from the university computer – does not have to be an “official” transcript.

Applications will be available starting December 1, 2018. Please send any questions about scholarships and the selection process to Zack Camerio at zcamerio@ascpa.org.


Scholarship Criteria


General Scholarship
The successful candidate will:

  • have declared a major in accounting
  • have completed Financial/Intermediate Accounting I and II courses before the 2018 fall semester
  • have “B” average in all accounting courses (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have “B” average overall (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have at least one full year left in school (fourth or fifth year)
  • be enrolled with 6 hours per semester/12 hours per year minimum
  • be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (green card)
  • have a strong interest in a career in Alabama public accounting
  • plan to pursue CPA licensure, but not presently be a CPA

The scholarships available from the Educational Foundation are awarded through a selection process of ASCPA staff and the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Many ASCPA chapters also award their own scholarships; your application will be shared with the appropriate chapter for their own awards.

Apply for a General Scholarship Here

Deadline for the 2019/20 scholarships is EOB Monday, March 4, 2019.


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Diversity in Accounting Scholarship
The ASCPA Scholarship for Diversity in Accounting provides financial awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. A student qualifying for a diversity scholarship is defined as being of Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American or Asian ethnic backgrounds.

The successful candidate will:

  • have completed Financial/Intermediate Accounting I and II courses before start of 2018 fall semester
  • have “B” average in all accounting courses (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have “B” average overall (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have at least one full year left in school (fourth or fifth year)
  • have declared a major in accounting
  • be enrolled with 6 hours per semester/12 hours per year minimum
  • be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (green card)
  • have a strong interest in a career in Alabama public accounting
  • plan to pursue CPA licensure, but are not presently a CPA

Apply for a Diversity Scholarship Here

Deadline for the 2019/20 scholarships is EOB Monday, March 4, 2019.


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Financial Need
The ASCPA Financial Need Scholarship provides financial awards to students who, for varying reasons, are experiencing difficulty with the costs of living and studying while pursuing an accounting major.

The successful candidate will:

  • have completed Financial/Intermediate Accounting I and II courses before the start of 2018 fall semester
  • have “B” average in all accounting courses (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have “B” average overall (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have at least one full year left in school (fourth or fifth year)
  • have declared a major in accounting
  • be enrolled with 6 hours per semester/12 hours per year minimum
  • be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (green card)
  • have a strong interest in a career in Alabama public accounting
  • plan to pursue CPA licensure, but are not presently a CPA

Apply for a Financial Need Scholarship Here

Deadline for the 2019/20 scholarships is EOB Monday, March 4, 2019.


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Eligible Universities
Faculty contacts for scholarship applications are listed below.

Alabama A&M University
Bonnie Banks
Alabama State University
Jorja Bradford, CPA
Athens State University
Stacie Hughes, CPA
Auburn University at Montgomery
Dr. Keren Deal
Auburn University
Jennifer Cornett, CPA
Huntingdon College
Brianne Wilson, CPA
Jacksonville University
Dr. Jeff Zanzig, CPA
Miles College
Johanna Martin, CPA
Samford University
Dr. Lowell Broom
Spring Hill College
Glenda Partridge, CPA
Troy University
Dr. Kaye Sheridan, CPA
Troy University Dothan
Dr. Khamis Bilbeisi
Troy University Montgomery
Beverly Strachan, CPA
Troy University Phenix City
Dr. Randi Myers
Tuskeegee University
Johnny Johnson
University of Alabama
Dr. Rich Houston, CPA
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Arline Savage, CPA
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Charles Hickman, CPA
University of Mobile
Kathy Dunning
University of Montevallo
Clint Dillard, CPA
University of North Alabama
Dr. Mark Lawrence, CPA
University of South Alabama
Dr. Russell Hardin, CPA
University of West Alabama
Dr. Mitzi Green, CPA



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