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.

Apply for membership today!

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.
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

Oct. 5 - CPA 101 - Register Now
Oct. 18
- Appalachian Chapter Student Night - Register now
Oct. 18 - Memphis Chapter Student Night*
Nov. 9 - Upper Cumberland Chapter Student Day*
Nov. 10 - Mock CPA Exam presented by Surgent - Register now
*Check back soon to register.

Scholarships

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.
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022-23 school year. 2022 Scholarship Recipients are listed HERE>

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

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.   
  • 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.   
  • 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.  
  • 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.


2022 TSCPA Educational & Memorial Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Emma Alexander of Columbia - Middle Tennessee State University
Merrin Allen of Apison - Tennessee Technological University
Sophie Baik of Germantown - Christian Brothers University
Emi Baker of Franklin - Middle Tennessee State University
Erin Bates of Fairview - Middle Tennessee State University
Kainat Bhayani of Collierville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Benjamin Brocato of Memphis - Christian Brothers University
Coble Brooks of Mt Pleasant - Tennessee Technological University  recipient of the Calvin & Jean King Foundation Award
Julia Brown of Kingsport - East Tennessee State University
Olivia Bruck of Pegram - University of Tennessee, Knoxville recipient of the Nashville Chapter Award
Olivia Busse of Adamsville - University of Memphis
Destiny Christian of Westmoreland - Middle Tennessee State University
Andrew Clark of Murfreesboro - Middle Tennessee State University
Aletha Crawford of McMinnville - Middle Tennessee State University recipient of the Bernie D. Goldstein Award
Lily Cross of Robbins - Tennessee Technological University
Caleb Crowell of Cornersville - Tennessee Technological University
Ellyn Cunningham of Hendersonville - Belmont University recipient of the Robert V. Whisenant Award
Kensington Dailey of Jonesborough - East Tennessee State University recipient of the Calvin A. King Award
Brooke Davenport of Erin - Tennessee Technological University
Lauren Eason of Memphis - University of Memphis
Chloe Evans of Franklin - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recipient of the Calvin & Jean King Foundation Award
Madolyn Fishburn of Knoxville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville recipient of the Richard L. Townsend Award
Nicholas Fouche of Nashville - Tennessee Technological University
Alexander Green of Franklin - Lipscomb University
Olidia Guevara of Lewisburg - Middle Tennessee State University recipient of the Calvin & Jean King Foundation Award
Arman Guron of Cordova - Rhodes College recipient of the Robert W. Knapp Award
Mahir Guron of Cordova - Rhodes College
Lindsey Hale of Bristol - East Tennessee State University
Nathanael Hall of Nashville - Cumberland University
Kannan Hanvey of Iron City - Tennessee Technological University
Hannah Hardaway of Mount Juliet - Tennessee Technological University
Kimberly Hardin of Clarksville - Austin Peay State University
Amber Heatherly of Knoxville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville recipient of the Will J. Pugh, Sr. Award
Nicholas Henson of Kingsport - East Tennessee State University
Jasmine Hill of Gallatin - Tennessee State University recipient of the Deloitte Award
Anthony Hill of Collierville - University of Memphis
Kara Hillman of Fall Branch - East Tennessee State University recipient of the Appalachian Chapter Award
Allie Hodges of Greeneville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dan Hoffman of McKenzie - University of Tennessee at Martin
Sydney Holland of Mount Juliet - Freed-Hardeman University
Ashlynn Holt of McMinnville - Middle Tennessee State University
Linh Hong of Cordova - University of Memphis
Bailey Hooper of Tennessee Ridge - Tennessee Technological University recipient of the Paul Royston Award
Sarah Hoyle of McMinnville - Middle Tennessee State University
Hussein Hussein of Newbern - University of Tennessee at Martin
Rumi Inoue of Clarksville - Middle Tennessee State University recipient of the Nashville Vision Award
Christine Jackson of Savannah - Freed-Hardeman University
Ashley Jenkins of Crossville - Tennessee Technological University recipient of the Maxie O. Patton Award
Madeline Kato of Hendersonville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joseph Kato of Hendersonville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jenna Keller of Mt Juliet - University of Memphis recipient of the Calvin & Jean King Foundation Award
Mary King of Morristown - East Tennessee State University
Allie Kirkman of Hixson - Middle Tennessee State University
Emily Kuper of Jackson - Tennessee Technological University recipient of the Imogene A. Posey Award

Courtney Lam of Knoxville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville recipient of the B. Bradford Floyd Award
Kayla Laymance
of Sunbright - Lee University
Jeffrey Li of Lakeland - Christian Brothers University
Larry Liverman of Knoxville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cooper Long of Hendersonville - Middle Tennessee State University
Alexandria Lovell of Dandridge - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kaitlin Markos of Lascassas - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Grace Maupin of White House - Tennessee Technological University recipient of the David K. Morgan Award
Madison May of Jackson - Middle Tennessee State University recipient of the Calvin & Jean King Foundation Award
Julia McColl of Spring Hill - Middle Tennessee State University
Molly McDonald of Germantown - Christian Brothers University
Megan McKee of Manchester - Middle Tennessee State University recipient of the Ward D. Harder Award
Jacob Meyer of Thompsons Station - Middle Tennessee State University
Bryce Morris of Bells - Freed-Hardeman University
Kallie Mullins of Corryton - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Anna Nason of Covington - Union University
Jacob Neuman of Knoxville - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bethany Oliver of Elizabethton - King College
Jordan Osborne of Blountville - East Tennessee State University
William Parr of Collierville - University of Memphis
Kelsee Patel of Johnson City - East Tennessee State University
William Pollock of New Johnsonville - Middle Tennessee State University recipient of the R. Michael Cain Award
Cora Power of Old Hickory - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jorge Prado of Cordova - University of Memphis recipient of the Memphis Chapter Award
Jonathan Preshong of Johnson City - East Tennessee State University
Caleb Putman of Mt. Juliet - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Mark Richmond of Nashville - Middle Tennessee State University
Amber Richmond of Memphis - University of Memphis
Samuel Robertson of Hendersonville - Trevecca Nazarene University
Ryan Salaman of McMinnville - Tennessee Technological University
Hannah Saulsbury of Jonesborough - East Tennessee State University
Dru Schenk of Chattanooga - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jacob Self of Mount Juliet - Tennessee Technological University
Connie Sheriff of Murfreesboro - Middle Tennessee State University
Geddes Sherrell of Chattanooga - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Logan Siatkowski of Ooltewah - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Madison Smith of Evensville - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Leah Spahr of Humboldt - Lee University
Cherina Spencer of Memphis - University of Memphis
Morgan Spivey of Lafayette - Cumberland University
Jasmine Splunge of Memphis - University of Memphis
Mackenzie Tapley of Chattanooga - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recipient of the Chattanooga Chapter Award
Cierra Thomas of Bradyville - Middle Tennessee State University
Katie Tipton of Ooltewah - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Luke Trask of Memphis - Rhodes College
Samantha Venable of Bristol - East Tennessee State University
Benjamin Walker of Manchester - Union University recipient of the Bruce D. Sullivan Award
Lillian Wallace of Mount Juliet - Union University recipient of the West Tennessee Chapter Award
Madison Warner of Mohawk - East Tennessee State University
Jessica Wattenbarger of Englewood - Middle Tennessee State University
Kristin Weaver of Johnson City - East Tennessee State University
Brayden White of Knoxville - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Emma Wieland of Memphis - University of Memphis
Collin Wilcox of Jackson - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Alexis Williams of Nashville - Tennessee State University recipient of the Calvin & Jean King Foundation Award
Joshua Wiseman of White House - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ansley Wofford of Humboldt - University of Memphis

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 2022-23 school year:

Alexa Antolik at Lee University
Benjamin Brocato at Christian Brothers University
Kendall Bullock at Tennessee State University
Ellyn Cunningham at Belmont University
Amber Heatherly at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
James Huang at University of Memphis
Evan Mann at East Tennessee State University
Grace Maupin at Tennessee Technological University
Ryan Merritt at Freed-Hardeman University
Cody Neill at Lipscomb University
Samuel Robertson at Trevecca Nazarene University
Dru Schenk at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Justin Shilaikis at Carson-Newman University
Morgan Spivey at Cumberland University

Want to know more about the Student Ambassador program? Contact Megan Williams at mwilliams@tscpa.com or 615/377-3825.