In the past 20 years, the Educational & Memorial Foundation of the Tennessee Society of CPAs has provided more than $3 million in scholarships to deserving Tennessee accounting students. Scholarships are available to students who have completed introductory accounting courses and are majoring in accounting. The committee's goal is to encourage students to enter the accounting profession. Only students who are residents of Tennessee, U.S. citizens and attend a Tennessee school are eligible for this scholarship.
It is through generous member donations that TSCPA’s Educational & Memorial Foundation is able not only to continue, but also expand the scholarship program for worthy accounting students in Tennessee. To those participating in the associate program, we express our deepest appreciation for your generosity and support. If you're interested in becoming a life associate or learning more about making a scholarship contribution, please click here.
Interested students can apply in March of 2016. For more information, please contact Connie Rhea.
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TSCPA Named Scholarships
In addition to the general scholarships, the Educational & Memorial Foundation also presents several special scholarships established by TSCPA members and chapters.To view last year's winners, click here.
Calvin & Jean King Award - awarded to deserving accounting students with a special emphasis on the students' leadership characteristics and financial need. Read more about this year's recipients here.
Paul Royston Award - awarded to the top accounting student in the state.
Robert Knapp Award - awarded to the top accounting student in Shelby County (student does not have to be from Shelby County).
Maxie Patton Award - awarded to the top accounting student at Tennessee Technological University
Richard Townsend Award - awarded to the top accounting student in the University of Tennessee's master's program.
Will Pugh Award - awarded to a top accounting student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities.
Appalachian Chapter Award - awarded to a student residing in the Appalachian Chapter area and attending an Appalachian Chapter area university or college.
Chattanooga Chapter Award - awarded to a student residing in the Chattanooga Chapter area (student can be attending a school outside Chattanooga area).
Memphis Chapter Award - awarded to a student residing in the Memphis Chapter area and attending a Memphis Chapter area university or college.
Nashville Chapter Award - awarded to a student residing in the Nashville Chapter area (student can be attending a school outside Nashville area).
West Tennessee Chapter Award - awarded to a student attending a West Tennessee Chapter area university or college.
American Accounting Association (AAA): 941/921-7747
Fellowship program in accounting for doctoral studies for teaching in colleges and universities. Arthur H. Carter Scholarship. Undergraduate accounting scholarship.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA):212/596-6223 (minority scholarships, fellowships) 212/596-6221 (doctoral fellowships, Carey scholarships)
Scholarships for minority accounting students. Fellowships for minority doctoral students. John L. Carey Scholarships
American Woman's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA): 1-800/AWSCPA-1
Various undergraduate and graduate scholarships available through local affiliates
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: 512/478-9070
Various scholarship opportunities
Laurels Fund: One-year academic scholarship for women who are pursuing advanced degrees in accounting. Women in Transition Scholarship. Additional undergraduate scholarship awards
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA): 301/474-NABA
Graduate and undergraduate minority scholarships.