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.
 TSCPA Student Members will be notified when applications are being accepted. Not a member? Join for free today using the link above.


  • 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.

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 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.

APPLY TODAY to be a 2021-22 TSCPA Student Ambassador. You must be a TSCPA student member to apply! Join now if you are not already a member.

The following students have been selected as TSCPA Ambassadors for the 2020-21 school year:

Kefah Alomari at The University of Memphis
Adhya Annapureddy
at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Emily Kuper at Tennessee Technological University
Hope Manuel at East Tennessee State University
Kera Meggs at Bethel University
Christopher Perez at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Danyul Pulley at Austin Peay State University
Josie Spivey at Lipscomb University
Brooke Tipton at Carson-Newman University
Amelia Yann at Middle Tennessee State University