Accounting Scholarships

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SCACPA CONTACT
(803) 791-4181

Maureen Taylor

ext. 105

mtaylor@scacpa.org

SCACPA Scholarship Program
Accounting scholarships are available through the SCACPA Educational Fund and are awarded on an annual basis. Applications are due by June 1 preceding the start of the current academic year. Interested in applying? Download the application.

Qualifications:

  • South Carolina resident
  • Be a full-time student
  • Rising junior or senior majoring in accounting (or Master’s Degree student) at a South Carolina college or university.
  • GPA of no less than 3.25 overall (on a 4.0 scale).
  • GPA in accounting no less than 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Have at least one class in intermediate accounting or the equivalent.
  • Applications must be received complete with all attachments

Educational Fund Awards $26,750 in Scholarships to 16 Students
The South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) Educational Fund Trustees recently awarded $26,750 in scholarships to 16 students across the state. The scholarship recipients were honored on Nov. 13, 2014 at the student recognition luncheon during SCACPA’s Annual Summit at the Columbia Marriott.

The 2014-15 scholarship winners are:
  • Leonard B. Blanchard, of Orangeburg, a senior at Erskine College and recipient of the Central Chapter of SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Taylor S. Richey, of Belton, a senior at Anderson University and recipient of the Sheheen Hancock & Godwin Scholarship and SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Elizabeth W. Vaughan, of Conway, a senior at Coastal Carolina University and recipient of the Joe Jackson Memorial Scholarship, which is the highest honor awarded to the top recipient.
  • Georgiana Sellers, of Irmo, a senior at Presbyterian College, and recipient of the Kaye Carter Scholarship.
  • Cody M. Brown, of Columbia, a graduate student at the University of South Carolina and recipient of the Central Chapter of SCACPA Graduate Student Scholarship.
  • Jared M. Young, of Simpsonville, a senior at Clemson University and recipient of the Piedmont Chapter of SCACPA Scholarship and Hobbs Group, PA Scholarship in Memory of Malynda Mills Grimsley, CPA, CVA.
  • Tristan Howard, of Goose Creek, a senior at the College of Charleston and recipient of the  Coastal Chapter of SCACPA Scholarship, Robinson Grant & Co. PA Scholarship, and Francis Humphries Scholarship.
  • Cathryn M. Cushwa, of Myrtle Beach, a senior at Coastal Carolina University and recipient of the Sea Island Chapter of SCACPA Scholarship, Burch Oxner Seale Scholarship and SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Oxana Hendrix, of North Myrtle Beach, a senior at Coastal Carolina University and recipient of the Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, CPA, PA Scholarship and SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Matthew Ledbetter, of Greenville, a junior at Bob Jones University and recipient of the Edgar Vaughn Scholarship and SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Jeffrey C. Harteg, of Greenville, a junior at Clemson University and recipient of the Brigman, Holcomb, Weeks Scholarship and the Lollie Harper Scholarship.
  • Andre Talley, of Columbia, a senior at Limestone College and recipient of the C.C. McGregor Scholarship and SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Luke Murphy, of Greensboro, NC, a senior at the College of Charleston and recipient of the WebsterRogers LLP Scholarship and SCACPA Scholarship.
  • Alyssa C. Daniel, of Georgetown, a senior at Clemson University and recipient of the Past Presidents Scholarship.
  • Lulu Chen, of Spartanburg, a senior at Wofford College and recipient of the Ray Waters Scholarship.
  • Evan T. Barbare, of Columbia, a graduate student at the University of South Carolina and recipient of the SCACPA Graduate Student Scholarship.
Scholarship recipients must be South Carolina residents and possess a GPA of no less than 3.25 overall, with a GPA in accounting of no less than 3.5. Recipients must apply annually and scholarships are not renewable.

Scholarship Directory

Scholarship name web site
Accountemps/AICPA http://www.accountemps.com/portal/site/at-us/menuitem.5281fabb125680c6cb42b21002f3dfa0/?vgnextoid=dc2e24d3ba00b010VgnVCM100000213ffd0aRCRD
AccountingWEB http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=106883
American Accounting Association http://aaahq.org/awards.cfm 
AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students http://aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/fmds.htm
AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/aicpa/
American Society of Women Accountants http://www.aswa.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageid=3412
American Women's Society of CPAs http://www.awscpa.org/frameset.php?cf=awards.htm
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners http://www.acfe.com/Membership/students.asp?copy=scholarship
Association of Government Accountants http://www.agacgfm.org/about/awards/
Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship Directory http://www.bap.org/ships/index.htm
John L. Carey Scholarship (AICPA) http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/jlcs.htm
Deloitte & Touche Doctoral Fellowships http://www.deloitte.com/dtt/section_node/0,1042,sid%253D2258,00.html
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.htm
Government Finance Officers Association http://www.gfoa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=397&Itemid=199
KPMG Scholarship Programs http://www.kpmgfoundation.org/foundinit.asp
National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship Programs http://www.nabainc.org/MembershipandPrograms/Students/tabid/368/Default.aspx
National Society of Accountants http://www.nsacct.org/foundation.asp