Become a Student Member

In addition to becoming a student member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, you will automatically receive the added benefit of a free AICPA Student Affiliate membership. The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. Plus, they're the ones who develop and grade the CPA Exam.

Joint TSCPA/AICPA student membership gives you the combined benefits of both organizations dedicated to serving you and the CPA profession.

  • Local network - Connect with fellow CPA hopefuls as well as area professionals eager to help you succeed.
  • Student programming - Attend local events and activities that are designed to inspire and inform your pursuit of those three precious letters: CPA.
  • Resume Bank - Get your resume in front of recruiters! The TSCPA Resume Bank is only available to members (including student members!)
  • Additional scholarship points - Students interested in applying for a TSCPA scholarship receive additional points for being a student member. Register now for your student membership, then apply for your scholarship below!
  • National support - Stay relevant with the industry news that accounting professionals rely on, and get exclusive access to programs and discounts on products and services.

Apply for membership today!

Note: Student members are not granted voting privileges, nor are they eligible to participate in TSCPA group insurance programs. The policies concerning delinquent dues, reinstatement of membership, proration of dues and transfer of chapter membership are the same as those set forth by the policies of TSCPA Council.

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The generosity of TSCPA members allows the TSCPA Scholarship Program to award more than $250,000 in scholarships annually!

The Educational & Memorial Foundation Scholarship of TSCPA makes scholarships available to students who have completed introductory accounting courses and are planning to sit for the CPA exam. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements. Students transitioning from a 2-year community college to a 4-year university are encouraged to apply.
The 2021 application portal closed on June 15. Please be sure to check back in March 2022 to apply.

  • U.S. Citizen 
  • Resident of Tennessee 
  • Attending a Tennessee college or university 
  • Completed at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting by end of spring 2021.
  • Majoring in accounting, finance or related field and planning to obtain their CPA designation
  • Attending college during the 2020-21 school year 
  • Must have TWO completed letters of recommendations, one from an accounting, economics or finance professor from the university you are attending.


In addition to the general scholarship fund, several named scholarships have been established by TSCPA members and chapters. Estimated award amounts are listed below but may vary year-to-year based on available funds and applicant criteria:

CALVIN & JEAN KING FOUNDATION AWARDS: Awarded to full-time students entering their junior year in the fall with emphasis being financial need. Total award amount of $25,000 is distributed in three payments of $10,000 first year, $10,000 second year, $5,000 third year.

NEW! NASHVILLE VISION AWARD: 1 award to a full-time student entering their junior year in the fall, be from the Nashville Chapter area, demonstrates real financial need, and be of ethnic minority. Annual award amount of $10,000 with the option to reapply each year until completing the first year of graduate school.

NEW! B. BRADFORD FLOYD AWARD: Awarded to the most deserving student who is aspiring to become a CPA. This student will be identified using all criteria evaluated by the selection committee. Award estimated at $3,500.

PAUL ROYSTON AWARD:  Awarded to the top accounting student in the state who is a senior. Normally this student has high accounting hours. Award estimated at $2,500.

NEW! IMOGENE A. POSEY AWARD - Awarded to an accounting student attending a college or university in the state of Tennessee who will be a junior, a senior or a graduate student, with emphasis on the student’s leadership accomplishments in campus and/or community activities. $2,500
NEW! DELOITTE AWARD: Awarded to a top accounting student with financial need, attending Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Lane College or Lemoyne Owens. Award estimated at $2,500.

CALVIN A. KING AWARD: Awarded to a student with a special emphasis on the student’s leadership characteristics, academic achievement and financial need. Award estimated at $2,500.

MAXIE O. PATTON AWARD: Awarded to the top accounting student attending Tennessee Tech University. Award estimated at $2,500.

RICHARD L. TOWNSEND AWARD: Awarded to a University of Tennessee, Knoxville student who is deemed by the committee to be the top student entering the Master’s of Accountancy program. Award estimated at $2,500.

WILL J. PUGH, SR. AWARD: Awarded to a top accounting student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who demonstrates those outstanding leadership qualities exemplified by Mr. Pugh. Award estimated at $2,500.

BERNIE D. GOLDSTEIN AWARD: Awarded to a non-traditional or minority student majoring in accounting who attend a college or university in the Middle Tennessee area. Award estimated at $2,500.

ROBERT W. KNAPP AWARD: Awarded to the top accounting student attending a Shelby County university (Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Rhodes College, Southwest TN Community College, University of Memphis). Award estimated at $2,500.

ROBERT V. WHISENANT AWARDS: Two scholarships awarded annually to the top undergraduate accounting students at Belmont University. Award estimated at $2,500.

APPALACHIAN CHAPTER AWARD: Awarded to a student residing in the Appalachian Chapter area and attending an Appalachian Chapter area college (East Tennessee State University, King College, Milligan University, Northeast State Community College). Award estimated at $2,500.

CHATTANOOGA CHAPTER AWARD: Awarded to a student residing in the Chattanooga Chapter area. Student can be attending a school outside the Chattanooga area. Award estimated at $2,500.

NASHVILLE CHAPTER AWARD: Awarded to a student residing in the Nashville Chapter area. Student can be attending a school outside the Nashville area. Award estimated at $2,500.

MEMPHIS CHAPTER AWARD: Awarded to a student residing in the Memphis Chapter area and attending a Memphis Chapter area university (Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Rhodes College, Southwest TN Community College, University of Memphis). Award estimated at $2,500.

WEST TENNESSEE CHAPTER AWARD: Awarded to a student attending a West Tennessee Chapter area university (Bethel College, Freed-Hardeman, Jackson State Community College, Lane University, Union University, University of Tennessee at Martin). Award estimated at $2,500.

EDUCATIONAL & MEMORIAL FOUNDATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: More than 70 awards for top accounting students based on academic achievement, leadership and financial need. Award estimated between $500 - $2,000.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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.

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: 610/407-9229
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.

National Society of Accountants (NSA): 703/549-6400 or 1-800/966-6679
Undergraduate scholarships.

2020 Scholarship Winners
Sammy Alghalibi - University of Memphis
Brennan Ballard
- Middle Tennessee State University
Reedhi Bamnelkar
- University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Allyson Bivvins
- Middle Tennessee State University
Leigh Braden
- University of Tennessee at Martin
Matthew Brown
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Julia Browning
- Union University
Edward Bulinski
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Eleanor Bursi - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Skylar Bursi
- University of Memphis
Miranda Clark
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Lucia Clendenin
- Belmont University
Ashley Clevenger
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Brandon Darnell - Tennessee Technological University
Katherine David
- Belmont University
Cameron Davis
- University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Xavier Davis
- Middle Tennessee State University
Sierra Delon
- Tennessee Technological University
Miles Dexter
- University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Alyssa Dingus
- East Tennessee State University
Jie Dong
- Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Drexler
- Southern Adventist University
Dani Faragi
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Madolyn Fishburn
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Mary Foster
- Trevecca Nazarene University
Alea Frazier
- Lee University
Amy Friedl
- Lee University
Bethany Galovin
- East Tennessee State University
Timothy Gassman
- Middle Tennessee State University
TaTyanna Gibbs
- University of Memphis
Brandon Gilliam
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Spencer Gooch
- Tennessee Technological University
Daniel Gregory
- Belmont University
Alexia Grogan
- Middle Tennessee State University
Morgan Gupton
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Alison Harper
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Victoria Heavey
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Dalten Hopson
- Tennessee Technological University
KAlyson Jones
- LeMoyne Owen College
Luke Kindred
- East Tennessee State University
Amy Lin
- Middle Tennessee State University
Grayson Linde
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Benjamin Ludoru
- Christian Brothers University
Cung Lun
- Middle Tennessee State University
Morgan Mahan
- Tennessee Technological University
James Mainland
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Rebekah Martin
- Lipscomb University
Natalie Massengale
- Middle Tennessee State University
Ana Mejia
- Tennessee Technological University
Julia Mihic
- Middle Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Miller
- Middle Tennessee State University
Madison Moats
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Caitlyn Monds
- King College
Andrew Morton
- Rhodes College
Gina Nguyen
- Middle Tennessee State University
Amanda Obara
- Middle Tennessee State University
Tristen Owens - Middle Tennessee State University
Raxhitkumar Patel
- Christian Brothers University
Zachary Plattner
- Tennessee Technological University
Danyul Pulley
- Austin Peay State University
Madison Rhoton
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Samual Shapiro
- Middle Tennessee State University
Anna Smith
- East Tennessee State University
Bethany Stone
- Freed-Hardeman University
Noah Sykes
- University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Xiaowen Tan
- University of Memphis
Annie Tieu
- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Brooke Tipton
- Carson Newman College
halee tucker
- Tennessee Technological University
Jessica Wattenbarger
- Middle Tennessee State University
Taylor White
- Christian Brothers University
Karim Zaouk
- University of Tennessee Knoxville

TSCPA Student Ambassadors

The Next Generation of Leaders can be Found at TSCPA

TSCPA's Student Ambassadors work closely with staff and volunteer leadership to promote the CPA profession and student membership on their campus.

What does a student ambassador do? Click HERE to learn more about the responsibilities.

The Student Ambassador application portal will open in the spring. Be sure to check back then to apply!

The following students have been selected as TSCPA Ambassadors for the 2021-22 school year:

Reedhi Bamnelkar at University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Kainat Bhayani at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jada Carter at Tennessee State University

Katie Ford at Freed-Hardeman University
Kannan Hanvey at Tennessee Technological University
Amber Heatherly at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Linh Hong at University of Memphis
Aaron Jollay at Middle Tennessee State University
Malika Lawaju at Fisk University
Cailyn Livingston at Rhodes College
Molly McDonald at Christian Brothers University

RJ Mhoon at Fisk University
Anna Nason at Union University
Olivia Sturgill at East Tennessee State University
Jackson Ward at Belmont University
Joshua Yebba at University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Want to know more about the Student Ambassador program? Contact Megan Williams at or 615/377-3825.