2021 AllAccountingCareers.com $1,000 Honors in Accounting Scholarship
Today’s accounting professionals let software handle the number crunching so they can apply their expertise in places where it really counts, making sure businesses are in compliance and clients keep more of what they earn. Bringing their razor-sharp focus and hard-won acumen to the table, accountants do the things software alone isn’t capable of, like identifying and optimizing opportunities, and advising clients on the best solutions and strategies for a lifetime, not just the fiscal year. Accountants today are experts, specialists, and global business professionals, and in any economic climate, their skills are in-demand.
As you put in the years it takes to get the education you need to join the ranks of the nation’s trusted accounting professionals, we want to help curb the cost of earning your undergraduate or graduate degree by offering the Honors in Accounting Scholarship – worth $1,000!
Applications are now being accepted for the Honors in Accounting essay contest, so don’t delay. You could be our next $1,000 scholarship winner!
The application window is open until September 1, 2021. We will accept and consider any qualifying submission that comes in by midnight on this date.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Any recently accepted or currently enrolled student in a qualifying undergraduate or graduate program in accounting, or in business or finance with an accounting minor (undergraduate) or concentration (graduate).
All current undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one semester/quarter must provide proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their program so far.
All recently accepted undergraduate students must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying undergraduate program and must provide proof of having a minimum cumulative high school or associate program GPA of 3.5.
All recently accepted graduate students must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying graduate program and must provide proof of having a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5.
Scholarship Application Requirements
You will need to submit just four things to meet the scholarship application requirements:
- Complete application form with verifiably true and accurate information
- 100% original essay that addresses the topic described below (2,500 words or less)
- Proof of enrollment or acceptance in a qualifying program (letter of acceptance or another verifiable document with university letterhead)
- Proof of meeting minimum GPA requirements (transcript summary or another verifiable document with university letterhead)
The application form, required documentation, and essay must all be submitted at the same time.
Any false or inaccurate information on the application form or plagiarized content on the essay would be grounds for immediate disqualification.
While cloud computing has been making its mark on the accounting industry in recent years, the coronavirus pandemic quickly made it a necessity as the vast majority of business entities and accounting firms were forced to abandon in-person business operations in favor of working with clients remotely.
In 2,500 words or less, tell us how cloud migration and remote servicing of clients has changed, and will continue to change, the accounting industry and the ways in which accounting professionals perform their jobs. What traits should today’s accounting professionals have to be able to serve clients remotely with the same level of diligence, personal attention, and professionalism they have come to expect?
We’re excited to hear what you have to say.
Selecting the Winner
Our staff will review all applications and essays that meet the basic requirements and select a winner based strictly on the strength of the essay.
The essay topic is all about your personal experience and your own subjective thoughts and opinions, so naturally, there is some subjectivity to our selection process too. This means that everyone with a qualifying GPA who is enrolled in or has been accepted to a qualifying program has an equal shot at winning, regardless of background, employment history, or extracurriculars. We feel this is the most equitable way to approach the selection process.
We know that all applicants are worthy of the award, but we’re limited to choosing just one winner per year.
Announcing the Winner
We will announce the winner of the $1,000 Honors in Accounting Scholarship within 30 days of the close of the application window on September 1, 2021.
We will start by contacting the winner by phone or email to deliver the good news. At that time, we will ask for proof of current enrollment and transcripts covering the period of time that passed since submitting the application. No further documentation would be required for students who submit their essay and application within the spring quarter/semester.
If the selected recipient is unable to supply the required documentation, or if the GPA has dropped below 3.5 since submitting the application, we reserve the right to rescind the award and give it to another applicant.
We will ask the winner to provide a picture of themselves along with a few words that we will publish right here on AllAccountingCareers.com.
We will then make our official announcement to share the good news with our readers.
Paying Out the Award
We will make out a check for the full $1,000 award and send it directly to the winner in one lump payment immediately upon making our official announcement.
The winner is free to use the proceeds at their discretion to apply toward tuition, books, housing, or any other expenses they need to cover during their program.
AllAccountingCareers.com does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual orientation. All qualified applicants are given equal consideration and are assessed strictly based on the strength of their essay. It is at the sole discretion of our staff to select the applicant we feel best exemplifies the traits and values of a great accounting professional.