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 2019

TSCPA awards more than $250,000 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.
2019-20 Application Deadline: June 14, 2019


  • 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 2019.
  • 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

Apply for Scholarships!

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.

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 in the Memphis Chapter can apply for the Memphis Chapter Scholarships in the fall of 2019. Check back for access to the scholarship portal. 

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.

2018 Scholarship Winners
Anthony Albonetti Christian Brothers University
Sajedah Alghuaim University of Memphis
Jordan Allen Austin Peay State University
Margaret Austin Lipscomb University
Caleb Bell East Tennessee State University
Molly Bell Middle Tennessee State University
Katie Bilbrey Tennessee Technological University
Shaina Brown Middle Tennessee State University
Shannon Cage Lipscomb University
Sarah Carcello The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Jonathan Chandler Middle Tennessee State University
Tiffany Cherne The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thomas Choate University of Memphis
Savanna Collie Lee University
Justin Cook Lipscomb University
Humberto Coronado University of Memphis
Bradley Cunningham Middle Tennessee State University
Leticia Curtis University of Memphis
Katelyn Dibrell Tennessee Technological University
Courtney Ellis Middle Tennessee State University
Andrew Federer Tennessee Technological University
Shelby Follis Middle Tennessee State University
Mary Foster Trevecca Nazarene University
Christopher Fuller LeMoyne Owen College
Brandon Gilliam The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Kasey Gordon Milligan College
Reed Graham The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Zachary Grannan The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Alexia Grogan Middle Tennessee State University
William Harper Lipscomb University
Karlie Helsdon Tennessee Technological University
Blake Hise Middle Tennessee State University
Ethan Howard The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jacob Huffine The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jonathan Hughett East Tennessee State University
Shelby Hurt Middle Tennessee State University
Madison Hutcherson Union University
Denny Huynh University of Memphis
Savanah Jones Freed-Hardeman University
Megan Jones The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Claudia Jones University of Memphis
Sarah King Lipscomb University
Kaitlyn Knight Tennessee Technological University
Mackenzie Lane The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Olivia Lawson East Tennessee State University
Shawn Lemon Southern Adventist University
Anthony Marcinelli Carson-Newman University
Julian Martinez The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Natalie Massengale Middle Tennessee State University
Mckenly Matthews East Tennessee State University
Amri McCauley Rhodes College
Caroline Miller Lipscomb University
Morgan Montieth The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Gustavo Moreno Tennessee Technological University
Samantha Morgan The University of Tennessee at Martin
Gina Nguyen Middle Tennessee State University
Linh Nguyen University of Memphis
Ashley Nipper Middle Tennessee State University
Vanessa Overton East Tennessee State University
Caroline Pankey Middle Tennessee State University
Macy Parker Tennessee Technological University
Heta Patel Belmont University
Dennielle Pineda Middle Tennessee State University
Tyler Rhoton The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Jacob Rogers The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Hannah Rolen Tennessee Technological University
Areez Sadiki Middle Tennessee State University
Eugene Schaaf Tennessee Wesleyan
Ashley Shank Middle Tennessee State University
Charish Short Middle Tennessee State University
Ty Smith The University of Tennessee at Martin
Mary Katherine Stanley University of Memphis
John Stephens Western Governors University - Tennessee
Cheryl Summers Middle Tennessee State University
Samantha Sweat Middle Tennessee State University
Michael Talbert Middle Tennessee State University
Keri Toth The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Joseph Trice The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Logan Tutor University of Memphis
Sara Uttz University of Memphis
Alexis Wade Belmont University
Rontae Weaver Middle Tennessee State University
Shanbria Webster Rhodes College
Wendi Wheeler Tennessee Technological University
Rachel White University of Memphis
Michelle Whitson Middle Tennessee State University
Jamarique Wynn Martin Methodist College
David York Tennessee Technological University

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
Kiara Moore at Tennessee State 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, check back in Spring 2020.

*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 Laura Hunt at or 615-377-3825.