Master of AccountingScholarships

The Chapman Graduate School of Business offers annually a number of academic scholarships to entering students based on merit and depending on the resources available to each program. In addition, there are a number of named scholarships, funded by individuals, companies and financial institutions, some of which have special requirements but offer the added incentive of internship possibilities in addition to tuition funding.

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate senior students
  • Enrolled in the Accounting
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • High Level of Community Involvement
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students
  • Majoring in Accounting
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Recipient will be chosen based solely on merit
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate student in Accounting Program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Actively seeking CPA Certification
  • Priority to South Florida residents
  • Must attend a chapter meeting
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

To encourage students to remain in school for the fifth year required to obtain a CPA license, a fifth-year minority scholarship program has been established, setting aside $200,000 per year in scholarships. Eligibility criteria for receipt of a scholarship include at a minimum:

  • Financial need
  • Ethnicity, gender or racial minority status pursuant to section 288.703(3) F.S.
  • Scholastic ability and performance (including the intention of sitting for the CPA exam)
  • Completion of 120 credit hours from an accredited institution in Florida
  • Florida residency

If requirements are met and money is available, applicants may be eligible for scholarships from $3,000 to $6,000 per semester, which are awarded for a maximum of two semesters. An application may be downloaded at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/cpa/MinorityScholarship.html or by writing the Florida Board of Accountancy. Complete applications must be received by June 1st. Send all applications to the following address:

Florida Board of Accountancy
Clay Ford Scholarship Application 
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607

Fax: (352) 333-2508

Phone:352.333.2508
You may email your complete application to: CPA.Applications@dbpr.state.fl.us. The subject should be: Minority Scholarship Application. Make sure all required documents are attached to the email.

**APPLY EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE BY JUNE 1ST.**

If you apply early this will allow time for staff to review your application and notify you of any missing information to complete your application by the deadline. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

To speak to someone regarding the scholarship call (352) 333-2505.

For more information, or to apply, please contact:

Cristobal Ruiz
305-348-3241
crisruiz@fiu.edu

The Chapman School’s Scholarship Committee will meet regularly during the year to consider all applications.

Additional Scholarships & Funding Resources

There is a number of scholarship opportunities provided through the generosity of both individuals and corporations. Most scholarships are awarded in the summer for the following academic year.

Scholarship award will vary in amount, depending on the scholarship, the qualifications of the recipient, and the number of qualified applicants. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, applicants must be seeking a degree in a program offered within the college.

College of Business General Scholarship

Several Scholarships are available to students that meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students
  • Enrolled in the Accounting, Finance, or Management Program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Recipient will be chosen solely on merit
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

Crystal Advisors Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate(Senior Level) students
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need per FAFSA form
  • Resident of South Florida
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

Sydney Roslow Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Business and Marketing program
  • Must attend or have attended classes on the BBC campus
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

American Indian Services Scholarship

  • Up to $2,000
  •  
  • February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st

Four scholarships per year are awarded to degree-seeking students who are at least one-quarter enrolled member of a Native American tribe recognized by the federal government. Applicants may be studying on a part- or full-time basis.

Graduate Scholarships

  • Up to $2,000
  •  
  • April 4th

This scholarship is made available to full- and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in a tribe or have at least one parent who is. Learners must have at least a 2.5 GPA and online courses are not accepted.

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents

Funding for Minority Students

NSHMBA Scholarship
Students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community who have been admitted may be named a National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholar. Scholars receive:

  • a complimentary full conference registration for the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo during their award year
  • recognition on the NSHMBA website and other materials as a University Partnership Program scholar
  • connection with local NSHMBA Chapter(s)

Financial Aid Guide & Scholarships for Minority Students – Resource center provides minority students with information on the various scholarship programs available from organizations that help minority students earn degrees.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 
This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund collaborates with foundations, institutions and other partners in the non-profit sector at every level in order to advance our urgent mission of reversing the pattern of Latino under-education.

American Indian Graduate Center
To be considered for an AIGC fellowship the applicant must be: pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S., able to demonstrate financial need, and an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood).

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
NBMBAA awards outstanding minority students pursuing graduate management/business degrees, while demonstrating strong leadership abilities and a commitment to their communities.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
The Government Finance Officers Association offers a Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000, awarded to outstanding U.S. and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.

Funding for Female Students

American Association of Univeristy Women 
AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000.

Funding for Veterans

Post-9/11 GI Bill 
The new Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. These benefits are tiered based on the number of days served on active duty, creating a benefit package that gives current and previously activated National Guard and Reserve members the same benefits as active duty service members.

Montgomery G.I. Bill
The Montgomery G.I. Bill is intended for veterans who entered the service after July 1, 1985, served two years of continuous active duty, accepted a $100-a-month reduction in their military pay for the first twelve months of service, and received an honorable discharge.

Funding for LGBT Students

Point Foundation 
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

International Students Resources

Institute of International Education (IIE)
IIE, which seeks to foster educational exchange, has great resources for exchange students.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

International Research and Exchanges Board 
IREX administers various fellowships for non-degree studies as well as one- and two-year graduate degree studies in the US for foreign nationals within 11 areas of study.  Their international student loan program is designed to increase the opportunities for international students who wish to study at approved colleges and universities.

International Student Resources – Country Specific

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