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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TSCPA awards more than $200,000 in scholarships annually, including four scholarships from the King Foundation of $25,000 each.

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.
Applications can be started early, but can not be submitted until the 2020 Spring Semester Grades have been released. Electronic transcripts are accepted if sent by the university and should go to
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  • Resident of Tennessee 
  • U.S. Citizen 
  • Attending a Tennessee college or university 
  • Completed at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting by end of spring 2020.
  • Majoring in accounting, finance or related field and planning to obtain their CPA designation
  • Attending college during the 2019-20 school year 
  • Must have TWO completed letters of recommendations, one from an accounting professor
In addition to the general scholarships, the TSCPA Scholarship Program 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.

Robert V. Whisenant Award - awarded to two top accounting students attending Belmont University.

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
Students attending LeMoyne University, University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University or Rhodes University in the Memphis Chapter area can apply for the Memphis Chapter Scholarships. The application deadline for the 2019-20 scholarships is Dec. 13.

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.

2019 Scholarship Winners
Christine Aden - University of Tennessee at Martin 
Anthony Albonetti - Christian Brothers University
Monica Ambriz Contreras - Middle Tennessee State University
Sarah Ballard - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Reedhi  Bamnelkar - Cleveland State Community College
Molly Bell - Middle Tennessee State University
Logan Binkley - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Julia Browning - Union University
Nia Buntin - Tennessee Technological University
Sarah Carcello - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Randall Clapp - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Miranda Clark - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lucia Clendenin - Belmont University
Aryn Collier - Lipscomb University
Sarah Corder - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Alberto Coronado - University of Memphis
Humberto Coronado - University of Memphis
Katherine David - Belmont University
Casey Dew - University of Memphis
Erika Dibrell - Tennessee Technological University
Alyssa Dingus - East Tennessee State University
Jacob Dobbs - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Logan Dyer - Middle Tennessee State University
Courtney Ellis - Middle Tennessee State University
Bernadette Fajardo - Lipscomb University
Mary Foster - Trevecca Nazarene University
Amy Friedl - Lee University
Adam Fulcher - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joshua Gile - Middle Tennessee State University
Brandon Gilliam - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Reed Graham - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Richard Guiry, Jr. - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Madeleine Helton - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Julia Henderson - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Robert Herbert - Tennessee Technological University
Hannah Hogan - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ethan Howard - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Mandy Huffman - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Courtney Hunt - Tennessee Technological University
Shelby Hurt - Middle Tennessee State University
Kaci Jones - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Sarah King - Lipscomb University
Shawn Lemon - Southern Adventist University
Kathryn Lepp - Middle Tennessee State University
Kamryn Lightsey - Middle Tennessee State University
Damaris Macon - Lincoln Memorial University
Natalie Massengale - Middle Tennessee State University
Amri McCauley - Rhodes College
Emma McDonald - Tennessee Technological University
Ana Mejia - Tennessee Technological University
Elizabeth Miller - Middle Tennessee State University
Madison Moats - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Siron Muhammad - LeMoyne-Owen College
Kallie Mullins - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Gina Nguyen - Middle Tennessee State University
Amanda Obara - Middle Tennessee State University
Tristen Owens - Middle Tennessee State University
Reid Parker - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Heta Patel - Belmont University
Krishna Patel - Tennessee Technological University
Christopher Perez - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dennielle Pineda - Middle Tennessee State University
Zachary Plattner - Tennessee Technological University
Sheena Qualls - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Zebulun Roberts - Tennessee Technological University
Brooke Runion - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kendra Rymer - Tennessee Technological University
Joaquin Salcedo San Martin - Middle Tennessee State University
Samual  Shapiro - Middle Tennessee State University
Charish Short - Middle Tennessee State University
Clay Smith - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bethany Stone - Freed-Hardeman University
Kani Sunil - Tennessee Technological University
Samantha Sweat - Middle Tennessee State University
Brooke Tipton - Carson-Newman University
Nhi Tran - Middle Tennessee State University
Sara Uttz - University of Memphis
Nealy Walker - University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaLa'Kera Walker - Tennessee State University
Shanbria Webster - Rhodes College
Rachel White - University of Memphis
Jacob Whitehair - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Nathan Yeo - 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 chapter leadership to promote the accounting profession on their campus and at colleges and universities within their respective chapters.

What does a student ambassador do? Click HERE> to learn more about the responsibilities. You must be a TSCPA student member to apply! 

The following students have been selected as TSCPA Ambassadors for the 2019-20 school year:

Reedhi Bamnelkar at Cleveland State Community College
Katie Bilbrey at Tennessee Technological University
Tamesha Bolden at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Alyssa Dingus at East Tennessee State University
Shelby Follis at Middle Tennessee State University
Kaylee Hart at Union University
K'Alyson Jones at LeMoyne-Owen College
Rebekah Martin at Lipscomb University
Vivian-Thu Nguyen at The University of Memphis
Macy Slaughter and The University of Tennessee at Martin
Shay Webster at Rhodes College

To become a 2020-21 Student Ambassador, apply by May 15, 2020.  Apply Here >

*Please note: You must be a TSCPA Student Member to be considered. A professor recommendation letter is required for your application to be considered complete. You cannot access your application after it has been submitted, so please have all proper materials with you before beginning your application. 

For questions, contact Megan Williams at or 615-377-3825.