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VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships 2021-2022 

The VSCPA Educational Foundation awards over $50,000 in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral scholarships to accounting college students across Virginia. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.  

Application deadline is April 1, 2021. Click here to apply. 

Applicants will be considered for all awards that they are eligible for based on their application. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $3,000 and are for the 2021-2022 academic year. See below for eligibility criteria and a full list of scholarships.  
 

Available Scholarships and Eligibility Criteria  

All applicants must:  

  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Have earned at least three credit hours in accounting 
  • Have a minimum and overall GPA of 2.7 or higher 
  • Be currently enrolled AND enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester to an accredited Virginia college or university with the intent to pursue a degree in accounting. Students from Howard University may apply for the Kearney & Company scholarship.  

 

VSCPA Undergraduate Accounting Scholarship 

Multiple $1,500 awards.
Eligibility: 

  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
     

VSCPA Minority Accounting Scholarship  

Multiple $1,500–$2,000 awards for undergraduate and graduate students. 
Eligibility: 

  • Must be a member of one of the following race/ethnic groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 
     

VSCPA Graduate and PhD Accounting Scholarship  

Multiple $2,000 awards.
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate or PhD program for the Fall 2021 semester. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting undergraduate GPA of 3.0.  

 

VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship 

One award ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 for an undergraduate or graduate student. 
Eligibility 

  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates leadership potential. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

Samuel A. Derieux, CPA, Memorial Scholarship 

One award ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 for an undergraduate or graduate student.
Eligibility 

  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates leadership potential. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

CST Group Scholarship 

One $3,000 award. 
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major at University of Virginia or George Mason University with the intent to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

DHG Scholarship 

Two $2,500 awards.
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester as a junior, senior or "fifth-year" undergraduate, or graduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.3. 

 

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship 

One $2,250 award. 
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major OR have earned an undergraduate degree and enrolled at least part-time in the Fall 2021 semester completing additional coursework in order to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

Kearney & Company Scholarship  

Two scholarships of $2,500 each are funded by Kearney & Company. 

Scholarship #1 Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior undergraduate accounting major at Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, Virginia Tech, James Madison University or Howard University. 
  • Must be enrolled full-time during the term of application and throughout the term of scholarship in coursework required to qualify to take the CPA Exam OR enrolled part-time and employed a minimum of five hours a week. 
  • Must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 2.7. 

Scholarship #2 Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a senior undergraduate accounting major at Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, Virginia Tech, James Madison University or Howard University. 
  • Must be enrolled full-time during the term of application and throughout the term of scholarship in coursework required to qualify to take the CPA Exam OR enrolled part-time and employed a minimum of five hours a week. 
  • Must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 2.7. 

 

Michael E. Mares Scholarship 

Two $2,250 awards.  
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

MJW Scholarship 

Two $2,500 awards. 
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA Exam 
  • First preference: student whose permanent residence is in Northern Virginia. Second preference: student whose permanent residence is in Virginia. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship 

One $3,000 award.  
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior or senior undergraduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship  

One $3,000 award.  
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior, senior or “fifth-year” undergraduate or graduate accounting major or a dual major with accounting at a Virginia Based college/university with the intent to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

 

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship 

One $3,000 award.  
Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester as a junior, senior or "fifth year" undergraduate or graduate accounting major with the intent to take the CPA Exam. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum overall and accounting GPA of 3.0. 

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