College

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 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.

Scholarships

TSCPA awards between $250,000 to $300,000 in scholarships annually, including four scholarships from the King Foundation of $25,000 each.

The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational & Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program makes scholarships 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. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Resident of Tennessee 
  • U.S. Citizen 
  • Attending a Tennessee college or university 
  • Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting by end of spring 2017.
  • Declared Accounting Major 
  • Attending college during the 2017-18 school year 
  • Must have TWO completed letters of recommendations, one from an accounting professor
The 2017-18 Scholarship Application portal will open in mid February. Spring semester grades must be included on school transcripts.
 
In addition to the general scholarships, the Educational & Memorial Foundation also presents several special scholarships established by TSCPA members and chapters.

Calvin & Jean King Award - awarded to deserving accounting students with a special emphasis on the students' leadership characteristics and financial need.

Paul Royston Award - awarded to the top senior 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.

Bernie Goldstein Award - awarded to a top non-traditional or minority accounting student attending a college or university in the Middle Tennessee Area.

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.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

TSCPA Memphis Chapter Scholarship Program
If you are a student attending one of the four colleges in Memphis, you are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs. Applications must be received by December 5, 2016.

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.

2016 Named Scholarship Winners

Appalachian Chapter
Robert Anderson
East Tennessee State University

Evan Crigger
East Tennessee State University

Kelsey Garland
East Tennessee State University

Zachary Kiser
East Tennessee State University

Adam Mitchell
East Tennessee State University

Jordan Tipton
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Catherine Zapka
East Tennessee State University

Chattanooga
Jennifer Barnes
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Elizabeth Clark
Austin Peay State University

Treavor Crisp
Carson-Newman University

William Dahl
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Katherine Griesemer
Lee University

Rachel Offutt
Tennessee Wesleyan University

Katherine Pohle
Southern Adventist University

Gina Presto
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Keri Toth
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Elk Valley
Brandon Taylor
Middle Tennessee State University

Knoxville
Margaret Austin
Lipscomb University

Caroline Beeler
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tyler Daugherty
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joshua Enderle
Lipscomb University

Sarah Gomillion
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Melissa Heraux
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Megan LaFaver
Tennessee Technological University

Anthony Marcinelli
Carson-Newman University

Deanna McCallister
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Matthew McConnell
Lipscomb University

Jordan Mullins
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kevin Niethammer
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Daniel Paul
King University

Diana Proffitt
Lipscomb University

Alyssa Reed
East Tennessee State University

Mary Sartin
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Wendi Wheeler
Tennessee Technological University

Alicia Young
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Memphis
Joshua Croom
University of Memphis

Elana Mashburn
University of Memphis

Matthew Orians
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Anna Russell
University of Memphis

Kelvin Tran
University of Memphis
 

Nashville
Matthew Adams
Lipscomb University

Virginia Allen
Tennessee Technological University

Anna Ayers
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Chelsea Barnhill
Tennessee Technological University

Abigail Barrett
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Brittney Belanger
Tennessee Technological University

Cleve Birdwell
University of Tennessee at Martin

Jason Brown
Middle Tennessee State University

Abby Bumbalough
Middle Tennessee State University

Shannon Cage
Middle Tennessee State University

Matthew Deal
Trevecca Nazarene University

Nickolas Farmer
Middle Tennessee State University

Kyle Fondriest
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sarah Ford
Middle Tennessee State University

Ashley Francisco
Belmont University

Mahlia Fritz
Lipscomb University

Madison Gaither
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Byron Glover Jr.
Belmont University

Arin Hart
Belmont University

Kavin Ismail
Middle Tennessee State University

Mikaela Keene
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Stephanie Kelly
Middle Tennessee State University

Justin Langley
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Patrick McCarter
Middle Tennessee State University

Tucker McLain
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Carson Odom
Middle Tennessee State University

Paul Pettit
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Daniel Regan
Union University

Andrew Rinehart
Tennessee Technological University

Ashley Shank
Middle Tennessee State University

Hannah Simmons
Lipscomb University

Mikayla Smith
Lipscomb University

Priscilla Tran
Belmont University

Courtney Watson
Middle Tennessee State University

Upper Cumberland
Jonathan Abbotoy
Tennessee Technological University

Forrest Allard
Tennessee Technological University

Taylor Asberry
Tennessee Technological University

Sebastian Braswell
Tennessee Technological University

Catherine Carney
Tennessee Technological University

Christen Carney
Tennessee Technological University

Conner Dodson
Dodson Cumberland University

Trevor Glover
Tennessee Technological University

Brittany Lafever
Tennessee Technological University

Colin Long
Tennessee Technological University

Tasha Pursley
Tennessee Technological University

Leah Stephens
Tennessee Technological University

Lolita Terrazas
Tennessee Technological University

Taylor Thompson
Tennessee Technological University

West Tennessee
Hassan Al-Khateeb
East Tennessee State University

Parker Cassady
Union University

Kelli Clausel
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Jessica Davis
University of Tennessee at Martin

Tyler DeLaney
Union University

Emily McCartney
University of Tennessee at Martin

Robert Terrell
University of Tennessee at Martin

Angel Thurston
Middle Tennessee State University

Carrie Turner
University of Tennessee at Martin

TSCPA Student Ambassadors

The Next Generation of Leaders can be Found at TSCPA

TSCPA's Student Ambassadors work closely with staff and chapter leadership to promote the accounting profession on their campus and at colleges and universities within their respective chapters.

The following students have been selected as TSCPA Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year:

Anna Ayers at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Blake Glauben at Rhodes College
Rawn Johnson at Middle Tennessee State University
Meredith McMasters and The University of Tennessee at Martin
Alyssa Reed at East Tennessee State University
Taylor Thompson at Tennessee Technological University
Nicholas Xoinis at The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

To learn more about the TSCPA Student Ambassador Program, please contact us at tscpa@tscpa.com or 615-377-3825.