Sources for Scholarships
Accounting scholarships come from many sources. Universities and Colleges award scholarships for accounting studies. Many schools have general business scholarships, and some offer accounting-specific scholarships. Women and minority groups have traditionally been underrepresented in the accounting field and there are scholarships available specifically for those who are a part of these groups and want to pursue a career in accounting. The available minority scholarships focus on African -American men and women, Latino men and women, and Asian-American men and women.
Women’s professional accounting groups are an excellent source of funds for female accounting students at all levels of attainment. Further, there may be specialized scholarship awards in many parts of the country aimed at helping women break traditional barriers. These include scholarships to help women re-enter the educational setting after gaps for childbirth, child-rearing, and other obligations, such as being the sole-supporter of a family group. Some leading women’s professional groups providing scholarships for women students include the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship (AFWA), the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA), and the Financial Women of San Francisco and the Bay Are (FWSF).
As the cost of education rises, new students are looking for ways to help pay for their college degree. Obtaining scholarships can help aid in lowering your total cost to earn an accounting degree online or on-campus.