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VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships 

The VSCPA Educational Foundation awards over $60,000 to students who have completed at least three credit hours in accounting. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements. See below for eligibility criteria and a full list of scholarships.   

Applicants will be considered for all awards that they are eligible for based on their application. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $3,000 and are for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarships are paid to the recipient's school in June for the upcoming academic year tuition and fees. 

The application will close on April 1, 2024. Please click here to apply. 

  • To be considered for any VSCPA scholarship all applicants must: 
  • Have earned at least three credit hours in accounting as of December 31, 2023 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher 
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university AND enrolled or intend to be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester to an accredited Virginia college or university with the intent to pursue a CPA license.  
  • Be a student member of the Virginia Society of CPAs. Student membership is free and you can join here.  

Scholarships and Additional Eligibility Requirements 

VSCPA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarships

  • VSCPA DEI Undergraduate and Graduate Accounting Scholarship (seven at $2,500 each)  

  • VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship (one at $2,500) 

  • Marty A. Einhorn Memorial Scholarship (one at $2,000) 

  • Keiter Opportunities Scholarship (one at $2,000) 

  • WellsColeman Empowerment Scholarship (one at $2,000)  

  • Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship (three at $2,000 each) 
    • Must be a member of one of the following race/ethnic groups: African American or Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, Multiracial or Biracial, Native American or Native Alaskan 
       
  • Curtis C. Duke and Dr. Ruth Coles Harris (one at $3,000)  
    • Must be African American or Black  
       
  • FORVIS Scholarship: (one at $2,500)  
    • Must be a member of one of the following race/ethnic groups: African American or Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, Multiracial or Biracial, Native American or Native Alaskan 
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior, senior or "fifth-year" undergraduate, or graduate accounting major.  
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0.
       
  • YHB Scholarship (one at $3,000)  
    • Must be a member of one of the following race/ethnic groups: African American or Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, Multiracial or Biracial, Native American or Native Alaskan 
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior, senior or "fifth year" undergraduate or graduate accounting major. 
    • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0 


VSCPA Scholarships  

  • VSCPA Undergraduate Accounting Scholarship (multiple at $2,500 each)  
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 2.7.  
       
  • VSCPA Graduate and PhD Accounting Scholarship (multiple at $2,500 each) 
    • Must be enrolled in a graduate or PhD program for the fall 2024 semester. 
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting undergraduate GPA of 2.7.  
       
  • CST Group Scholarship: (one at $3,000) 
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major at the University of Virginia or George Mason University. 
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
       
  • FORVIS Scholarship: (one at $2,500)  
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior, senior or "fifth-year" undergraduate, or graduate accounting major.  
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
       
  • H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship (one at $2,500) 
    • Must be enrolled full-time in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major OR have earned an undergraduate degree and enrolled at least part-time in the Fall 2024 semester completing additional coursework to take the CPA Exam. 
       
  • Michael E. Mares Scholarship (two at $2,500 each) 
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major. 
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
       
  • MJW Scholarship (two at $2,500 each) 
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major 
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
       
  • Samuel A. Derieux, CPA, Memorial Scholarship (one at $2,000)  
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 2.7.  
       
  • Verus Financial Partners Scholarship (one at $3,000)  
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major. 
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
       
  • Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship (one at $3,000) 
    • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester as a junior, senior or “fifth-year” undergraduate or graduate accounting major or a dual major with accounting. 
    • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

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