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Scholarship Options Make Earning a Master’s in Accounting Degree More Affordable

A graduate degree in accounting is a great way to advance your current career or help you enter a new profession. Paying for a master’s degree can be expensive, but its long-term benefits make it well worth the initial cost.

You don’t have to pay for your graduate education by yourself, though. Many scholarships options are available, which can go a long way toward removing the financial burden of achieving your academic and professional goals.

At American University, we link students with an array of accounting-specific scholarship opportunities from leading accounting organizations. Scholarships from the Association of Chartered Certified accountants, the AICPA Foundation, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, among others, help students of all kinds.

Ranging in value from $1,000-$10,000, accounting scholarships are based on a variety of criteria, including ethics, undergraduate accomplishment, ethnicity and gender. Below are just some of the awards that accounting students at American University have received.

Be sure to visit the MS Accounting Scholarships page to see the full list of available scholarships, and to learn more about requirements, deadlines and the application process.

  • The Greater Washington Society of CPAs Scholarship Fund awards scholarships ranging from $3,000-$4,000 each. This includes two special named awards-the Past President’s Award and the Sue Marcum Memorial Award. To qualify, students must attend an accredited university located within Washington, D.C., be a U.S. Citizen and have an overall GPA of 3.2.
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants offers the ACCA USA Ethics in Accounting & Finance Scholarship. This funds the ACCA examination and registration fees for five students for a period of five years, or until they become members. Applicants must meet the qualification criteria and submit a 1,000-word essay.
  • The National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship, offered by the National Association of Black Accountants, awards African-American students or students of African-American descent between $1,000-$5,000. Recipients must be undergraduate accounting, finance or business majors, or full-time graduate students enrolled or accepted into a master’s-level business program.
  • The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, offered by the Government Finance Officers Association, awards a $7,000 scholarship to full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting students who are preparing for a career in state or local government finance.
  • The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Graduate Scholarships, offered by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, awards scholarships valued between $1,000-$2,000 to women pursuing a degree in accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional.

Our MS in Accounting program will prepare you for many versatile, rewarding jobs within the field. Whether you’re advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out the program will put you on track to compete in a flourishing industry.

We understand that paying for a graduate education can be prohibitively expensive. By exploring available scholarship options, you can drastically lessen your financial commitments, allowing you to fully invest yourself in your education and career development.

Expand your career options with an MS in Accounting at American University.