Below is a partial list of scholarships that are available for Accounting majors.  If you plan to apply for any of these scholarships, be certain to consult with an Accounting Department faculty member to assist in assuring your application is complete. Some scholarships require approval of the Chair of the St. Edward's Department of Accounting.

Students are also encouraged to apply to programs outside of the university. St. Edward's Accouting faculty are available to help to you identify these opportunities and to review any application material prior to submission.

Scholarship Opportunities

Theodore (Ted) / EY Popp Scholarship

This scholarship began in 2015 through the generosity of Ted Popp ’60, a St. Edward’s alumnus and long-time member of the St. Edward's Board of Trustees. His donation combined with matching funds from the Ernest & Young Foundation provide scholarships for students who earn their BBA-Accounting from St. Edward’s and enroll in the MACT program. Applicants are required to meet the same requirements as for the Texas Society of CPAs Austin chapter scholarships.

Application Due: March 15
Minimum GPA: 3.0 in accounting major
Amount: $4,000
How to Apply: Contact the St. Edward's Accounting Department Chair

Texas Society of CPAs – Austin Chapter Scholarships

The Austin chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, through their foundation, awards multiple scholarships each year to students enrolled in Austin-area universities. Applicants must have completed Intermediate Accounting I and attained at least junior status.  Awards are made at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on applicants’ qualifications.

Application Due: November 20 (approximately)
Minimum GPA: 3.0 in accounting major
Amount: $500 up to $2,500
How to Apply: Students may apply online

Texas Society of CPAs – Statewide Scholarships

The Texas Society of CPAs Foundation provides scholarships to accounting students who plan to become Texas Certified Public Accountants.

Application Due: October 1 to the St. Edward's Accounting Department Chair; deadline to TSCPA is Oct 15
Minimum GPA: 3.6 in accounting major
Amount: $1,500 (for the academic year)
How to Apply: Applicants must be nominated by the St. Edward's Accounting Department, with applications approved by the Chair.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy 5th Year Scholarships

Funds for the TSBPA 5th Year Scholarship are designated for students who are taking academic courses beyond their bachelor’s degree and are working toward academic credit that will qualify them to sit for the CPA exam.

Application Due: November 30
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: Based on financial need and funds availability
How to Apply: Must file an Application of Intent to sit for the CPA Exam, enrolled at least half time, and other requirements. Contact St. Edward’s Accounting Department Chair.
A student’s completed application must be submitted to the university’s Financial Aid Department by the Department of Accounting after it is approved by the St. Edward's Department Chair. The TSBPA requirements are posted on their website.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Funds for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Ritchie-Jennings Scholarship are designated for students with an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession. Applications must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a Certified Fraud Examiner. 

Application Due: February 5 (may change each year)
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Amount: $1,000 up to $10,000 plus a one-year ACFE Student membership
How to Apply: Undergraduates must be enrolled for 9 SCH per term and graduate students must be enrolled for 6 SCH per term.  Apply at the ACFE website www.acfe.com/scholarship.aspx

Additional Accounting Scholarship Opportunities

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Academic Scholarships

Application Due: April 1
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Amount: Not specified

General Requirements
  • Students pursuing the 3rd, 4th or 5th year of an accounting degree. Does not require membership.
  • Certification Fees - Available to support the exam fees of AFWA members for any one of the following: CPA, CFP, CFE, CIA, CMA, or CVA.
  • CPAexcel Review – provides registration for a CPAexcel CPA Review course

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance PhD Scholarships

Application Due: March 1
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Amount: Not specified

General Requirements
  • PhD Scholarship – covers the cost of research for a student seeking a PhD degree in accounting. Applications due annually by March 1.

American Institute of CPAs and AccountTemps Scholarships

Application Due: April 1
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Amount: $2,500 per year

General Requirements
  • Student member of AICPA
  • full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting major (exceptions may be allowed if enrolling for internship)
  • underrepresented minority in the accounting profession
  • 30 semester hours in college coursework and 6 semester hours of accounting completed
  • AACSB accredited School of Business (exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Sponsor); contact SEU Accounting Dept. Chair

American Institute of CPAs: Minority Scholarships

Application Due: April 1
Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall
Amount: up to $5,000/year

General Requirements
  • Student member of AICPA
  • a full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting major
  • an underrepresented minority in the accounting profession
  • 30 semester hours in college coursework and 6 hours of accounting completed

American Institute of CPAs: Transfer Student Scholarship

Application Due: April 1
Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall
Amount: Not specified

General Requirements
  • For students who earned an associate’s degree with a declared intent to major in accounting at a four-year college or university.
  • Enrolled full-time as an undergraduate

American Women’s Society of CPAs Scholarships

Application Due: May 15
Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall
Amount: Not specified

General Requirements
  • Undergraduate senior or 5th year student and eligible to sit for the CPA exam within one year of award.

Becker CPA Exam Review Scholarships

Application Due: Jan. 31 (may change each year)
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Amount: $1,697 to $3,393

General Requirements
  • Accounting professional or student not currently enrolled in Becker CPA Exam Review at the time of the scholarship notification (spring)
  • Meet requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at time of enrollment in Becker’s CPA Exam Review
  • Demonstrate financial need in preparing for the CPA exam
  • Not valid for applicants who are employed by or have accepted a position at an employer that reimburses for the CPA Exam Review

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Due: March 30
Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall
Amount: $500 to $5,000

General Requirements
  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields are eligible

Institute of Management Accountants

Application Due: Feb. 15 and later (varies)
Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall
Amount: $1,000 and up (varies)

General Requirements
  • Several scholarships are available. Refer to IMA web site.

National Association of Black Accountants Scholarships

Application Due: Jan. 31
Minimum GPA: Must meet minimum GPA specified
Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

General Requirements
  • African-American (Black) or of African descent.
  • Undergraduate, full-time (12 SCH) at a four-year U.S. college
  • Graduate, full-time (9 SCH) enrolled or accepted into a master’s business program

National Society of Accountants

Application Due: March 31
Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall
Amount: $500 to $2,200

General Requirements
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen
  • Undergraduate part- or full-time with major in accounting
  • Can be for 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies for undergraduates
  • Based on academic achievements, leadership, community involvement, work, statement of goals, and financial need.

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Scholarships

Application Due: April 1
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Amount: Not specified

General Requirements
  • Academic Scholarships - Available for students pursuing the 3rd, 4th or 5th year of an accounting degree and does not require membership in the AFWA.
  • Certification Fees - Available to support the exam fees of AFWA members for any one of the following certifications: CPA, CFP, CFE, CIA, CMA, or CVA.
  • CPAexcel Review – provides registration for a CPAexcel CPA Review course