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!)
  • 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.

 Learn more about student membership benefits.

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.

Upcoming Student Events

June 15TSCPA Scholarships application deadline
Sept. 15 - Mock CPA Exam presentation by Surgent - Register now
Nov. 10 - Mock CPA Exam presentation by Surgent - Register now

NextAhead blog

Be sure to check out our NextAhead blog for students and young CPAs.


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 TSCPA student members 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.

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Member of TSCPA (student membership is free)
  • Resident of Tennessee 
  • Attending a Tennessee college or university 
  • Completed at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting by end of spring 2022.
  • Majoring in accounting, finance or related field and planning to obtain their CPA designation
  • Attending college during the 2022-23 school year 
  • Must have TWO completed letters of recommendations, one from an accounting, economics or finance professor from the university you are attending.

Scholarship Application

Applications must be completed by June 15, 2022.


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: 5 awards to full-time students entering their junior year in the fall with emphasis being financial need. Total award amount of $25,000 for each recipient to be distributed in three payments of $10,000 first year, $10,000 second year, $5,000 third year (graduate level)
  • 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
  • B. BRADFORD FLOYD AWARD: 1 award 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 at $3,500.
  • PAUL ROYSTON AWARD:  1 award to the top accounting student in the state who is a senior. Normally this student has high accounting hours. Award at $3,500.   
  • NEW! R. MICHAEL CAIN AWARD: 1 award to a student aspiring to become a CPA, with a particular emphasis on academic achievement, leadership characteristics and financial need.
  • DELOITTE AWARD: 1 award to a top accounting student with financial need, attending Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Lane College or Lemoyne Owens. Award at $2,500.
  • BERNIE D. GOLDSTEIN AWARD: 1 award to a non-traditional or minority student majoring in accounting who attend a college or university in the Middle Tennessee area. Award at $2,500.
  • WARD D. HARDER AWARD: 1 award to the most deserving student who is aspiring to become a CPA from the Elk Valley Chapter Area. This student will be identified using all criteria evaluated by the selection committee. Award at $2,500.  
  • CALVIN A. KING AWARD: 1 award to a student with a special emphasis on the student’s leadership characteristics, academic achievement and financial need. Award at $2,500.  
  • ROBERT W. KNAPP AWARD: 1 award 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 at $2,500.   
  • NEW! DAVID K. MORGAN AWARD: 1 award to a full-time student attending Tennessee Technological University and who intends to sit for the CPA exam with special consideration given to students residing in Davidson or Williamson County.  
  • MAXIE O. PATTON AWARD: 1 award to the top accounting student attending Tennessee Tech University. Award at $2,500.   I
  • IMOGENE A. POSEY AWARD - 1 award 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. Award at $2,500
  • WILL J. PUGH, SR. AWARD: 1 award to a top accounting student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who demonstrates those outstanding leadership qualities exemplified by Mr. Pugh. Award at $2,500.  
  • NEW! BRUCE D. SULLIVAN AWARD: 1 award to a full-time student majoring in accounting who intends to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. The recipient should demonstrate financial need, leadership qualities, involvement in community service and academic achievement.
  • RICHARD L. TOWNSEND AWARD: 1 award 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 at $2,500.
  • ROBERT V. WHISENANT AWARDS: 2 awards annually to the top undergraduate accounting students at Belmont University. Award at $2,500 each.  
  • APPALACHIAN CHAPTER AWARD: 1 award 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 at $2,500.  
  • CHATTANOOGA CHAPTER AWARD: 1 award to a student residing in the Chattanooga Chapter area. Student can be attending a school outside the Chattanooga area. Award at $2,500.
  • NASHVILLE CHAPTER AWARD: 1 award to a student residing in the Nashville Chapter area. Student can be attending a school outside the Nashville area. Award at $2,500.  
  • MEMPHIS CHAPTER AWARD: 1 award 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 at $2,500.
  • WEST TENNESSEE CHAPTER AWARD: 1 award to a student attending a West Tennessee Chapter area university (Bethel College, Jackson State Community College, Lane University, Union University, University of Tennessee at Martin). Award at $2,500.
  • EDUCATIONAL & MEMORIAL FOUNDATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Multiple awards for top accounting students based on academic achievement, leadership and financial need. Awards between $500 - $1,500 as determined by the committee.

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.

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.

2021 TSCPA Educational & Memorial Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Sammy Alghalibi - University of Memphis
Kefah Alomari - University of Memphis
Sophie Baik - Christian Brothers University
Brennan Ballard - Middle Tennessee State University
Jamie Batson - University of Tennessee Knoxville
David Beam - East Tennessee State University
Kainat Bhayani - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Kayla Bird - East Tennessee State University
Allyson Bivvins - Middle Tennessee State University
Ana Brantley - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Julia Browning - Union University
Olivia Bruck - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Skylar Bursi - University of Memphis
Jazmin Campuzano - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Evangelina Carmosino - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Andrew Clark - Middle Tennessee State University
Madeleine Cochran - Lipscomb University
Amelya Cooper - Freed-Hardeman University
Nancy Costello - Vanderbilt University
Aletha Crawford - Middle Tennessee State University
Kaitlynn Cribbs - Middle Tennessee State University
Caleb Crowell - Tennessee Technological University
Juan Davila - Freed-Hardeman University
Logan Davis - Middle Tennessee State University
Ryan Dent - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Miles Dexter - University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Madolyn Fishburn - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ciara Goins - Middle Tennessee State University
Spencer Gooch - Tennessee Technological University
Morgan Gupton - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Arman Guron - Rhodes College
Darius Haynes - Middle Tennessee State University
Sam Head - Lipscomb University
Bailey Hooper - Tennessee Technological University
Dalten Hopson - Tennessee Technological University
William Hounshell - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ashley Jenkins - Tennessee Technological University
Anna Johnson - Middle Tennessee State University
Aaron Jollay - Middle Tennessee State University
Jamie King - Union University
Allie Kirkman - Middle Tennessee State University

Jessica Klovensky - University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Emily Kuper - Tennessee Technological University
Hillina Lichlyter - Belmont University
Benjamin Ludoru - Christian Brothers University
Erik Lopez - University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Grace Maupin - Tennessee Technological University
Angel Maxwell - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Jacob Meyer - Middle Tennessee State University
Isaac Miller - East Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Miller - Middle Tennessee State University
Maegan Moats - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Madison Morrison - University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Ashlynn Morton - Middle Tennessee State University
Kallie Mullins - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Elizabeth Murphy - Middle Tennessee State University
Anna Nason - Union University
Joshua Orellana - Middle Tennessee State University
Caroline Pankey - Middle Tennessee State University
Joon Sung Park - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ayinel Patterson - Southern Adventist University
Christopher Perez - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Jorge Prado - University of Memphis
Caleb Putman - University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Madison Rhoton - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Brandon Rooney - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Morgan Ryals - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Musa Sanneh - Tennessee State University
Morgan Schlarb - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Geddes Sherrell - University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Grace Smith - Middle Tennessee State University
Bethany Stone - Freed-Hardeman University
Olivia Sturgill - East Tennessee State University
Abigail Swanson - Middle Tennessee State University
Xiaowen Tan - University of Memphis
Joshua Thomas - University of Memphis
Lillian Wallace - Union University
Jackson Ward - Belmont University
Jessica Wattenbarger - Middle Tennessee State University
Kristin Weaver - East Tennessee State University
Ansley Wofford - University of Memphis
Joshua Yebba - University of Tennessee Chattanooga

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 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.