Scholarships

There are several options for financing your MAcc degree

Merit-Based Scholarships

The School of Accounting provides scholarships to exceptional students, thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and the Eccles School.

In 2017, approximately 69% of students received some type of scholarship. All applicants to the full-time MAcc program who submit a complete program application by the priority deadline and are admitted are considered for merit-based scholarships. A separate application is not required. If scholarships are still available, those who submit an application after the priority deadline may be considered. Merit-based scholarships are not available to part-time students.

In order to receive priority consideration:

Notification of merit-based awards is sent separately from the admission decision. Merit-based scholarships include non-resident tuition assistance for non-resident and international students.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

This award is distributed over fall and spring semesters. Although amounts vary from year to year, previous awards have been approximately $1,000. The number of awards varies from year to year.

Academic Leadership Scholarship

This award is distributed over fall and spring semesters. Although amounts vary from year to year, previous awards have been approximately $3,000. The number of awards varies from year to year.

AWSCPA: American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants ($1,000)

The Utah Affiliate of the AWSCPA awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a qualified woman accounting student (graduate or undergraduate) within Utah.  The requirements for the candidate are as follows:

  • Woman accounting student with a minimum 3.3 overall GPA.
  • Career goals that point toward pursuing a career in accounting (preferably within Utah).
  • Involvement in school, community, professional and/or charitable organizations is desired.
  • Relevant work experience in the field of accounting is desired.
  • Non-traditional students and need-based factors are also considered.

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Non-Resident Scholarships

These merit-based scholarships are intended to lessen the burden of non-resident tuition and are distributed over fall and spring semesters. Amounts vary from year to year. All admitted non-resident students (including international applicants) are considered. No separate application is required. The number of awards varies from year to year.

Graduate Scholarships

This award is distributed over fall and spring semesters. Although amounts vary from year to year, previous awards have been approximately $10,000. The number of awards varies from year to year but is typically between 10 and 15.

IMA Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)

IMA student members who have not previously received an IMA MEF scholarship are eligible to apply for the MEF-sponsored scholarship. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students, and selected individuals will be awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

  • SCMS scholarship recipient will be required to participate in the parent chapter, at the council level, or the national level as a prerequisite to receive this award.
  • The SCMS Scholarship winner will receive complimentary registrations for both the IMA Annual Conference & Exposition (in June) and the Student Leadership Conference (in November). In addition, the winner will receive a maximum of $1,000 for the combined cost of lodging and transportation to attend both events.
  • Applicant must be an IMA student member. Membership number must be included on application form.
  • Applicant needs to have expressed the intent of pursuing a career in management accounting, financial management, or information technology.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required among all institutions attended throughout applicant’s undergraduate/graduate career.
  • Student will be requested to sit for at least one part of the CMA exam before the completion of the fall 2016 term.

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Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

The mission of the Foundation is to promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting, with the goal of guiding women to achieve success in their careers. We believe that to decrease barriers for women in the accounting and financial profession, education and access to career development resources are essential. The Foundation aims to ensure women will have the tools and resources to achieve every career success they desire.

  • Students do not need to be a member of AFWA or affiliated with a local chapter
  • Scholarship awards are presented to students who have completed their sophomore year of college (or 60 semester hours or the equivalent) by the time of the application deadline and are majoring in accounting or finance
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Scholarship candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic average and financial need

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($500 - $5,000)

HSF/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students
  • S. Citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)

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Joseph E. Ahlin Memorial Scholarship Fund in Business (Amount Varies)

A scholarship fund established in 1988 by his loving family, friends, and co-workers at Arthur Young & Company as a lasting legacy to the memory of Joseph E. Ahlin within months of his untimely death in 1987. Joe graduated from the University of Utah in 1964, Summa Cum Laude, and went on to become the Office Managing Partner of Arthur Young at the Salt Lake City office. Recipients shall be selected by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, a member of Joe Ahlin’s family, and a partner of Ernst & Young. Requirements to apply:

  • Recipients shall be students in the Department of Accounting in need of financial assistance
  • Recipients shall be in good standing, having completed two academic years of study
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0, within the accounting major have at least a 3.3 GPA
  • Have provided a minimum of 20% of college expenses for preceding two years as a result of personal work

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Pete & Arline Harman Trust Scholarship Fund ($1,500 - $2,000)

The Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship Fund was created to assist non-traditional self-identified women students with families in their educational pursuits. The award amount varies from year to year but is usually around $1,500 – $2,000. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Requirements to apply:

  • Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative GPA)
  • Must be a non-traditional student and/or single parent
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at the University of Utah

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Simmons Family Foundation ($2,000)

The Simmons Family Foundation was created to assist self-identified women who are single-parents who are seeking a degree at the University of Utah. The scholarship is $2,000 per semester. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Requirements to apply:

  • Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative GPA)
  • Must be a single parent who is the sole provider for the child(ren)
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at the University of Utah

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Sorenson Legacy Foundation ($1,000)

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to assist self-identified women who are adult learners and/or single moms attain their educational goals. Graduate and traditional students may apply. The scholarship is $1,000 per semester. Requirements to apply:

  • Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative GPA)
  • Must be a non-traditional student, single parent, and/or a survivor or domestic violence
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at the University of Utah

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Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael’s Foundation ($1,000)

The Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael’s Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence was created to support the Women’s Resource Center’s goal of the recruitment and retention of first generation, ethnic minority self-identified women at the University of Utah. The scholarship is $1,000 per semester. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Requirements to apply:

  • Must be a woman belonging to an ethnic minority group
  • Have and maintain a GPA of 3.2 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative GPA)
  • Must have completed freshman year
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at the University of Utah

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Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship ($750)

The Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship was created to assist self-identified women students who are pursuing a post-bachelor’s degree. This scholarship is for graduate students only. The scholarship is $750 per semester. Requirements to apply:

  • Be admitted to a graduate program
  • Have and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or greater (both individual semester and cumulative GPA)
  • Be a non-traditional student or single parent
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at the University of Utah

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Alumni Legacy ($5,000)

Open to undergraduate students, graduate students, transfer students, and incoming freshmen. Applicant must:

  • Have at least one grandparent or parent who graduated from the University of Utah and holds a current paid membership in the U Alumni Association; please provide membership number on application
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Demonstrate academic excellence; other scholarships received and service to the University and community may be considered in the selection process

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Beehive Honor Society Legacy Scholarship ($2,000)

Available to Beehive Honor Society members or a member’s child or grandchild; open to incoming freshmen, current University of Utah undergraduate and graduate students and transfer students. Preference will be given to a Beehive Honor Society member currently attending on enrolling in a University of Utah graduate program. Applicant must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and service to the University and/or the community

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Young Alumni Graduate Scholarship ($4,000)

Available to students who are currently enrolled in a University of Utah graduate program. Applicant must:

  • Intend to enroll in the University of Utah for the 2016-17 academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to the University of Utah, fellow students and/or the community

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Non-Merit-Based Scholarships

Community Service Scholarship

This award is given to a full-time applicant who has been a leader in a long-term community service activity. Those who feel they qualify will have the opportunity to submit an additional essay through the online application to the MAcc program. The essay should explain the applicant’s community service involvement and why he or she should receive the scholarship. The amount of the award varies from year to year.

Diversity Scholarship

This award is given to a full-time applicant who will add to the diversity of the MAcc program and contribute in a positive way. Many forms of diversity may be considered, including educational background, personal or professional experience, individuality, etc. Those who feel they qualify will have the opportunity to submit an additional essay through the online application to the MAcc program. The essay should explain how the applicant will add to the program and why he or she should receive the scholarship. The amount of the award varies from year to year.

Government Finance Officers Association ($8,000 - $13,000)

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is available for award to a full-time graduate student who is pursuing an advanced degree and is preparing for a career in state and local government finance.  3 Scholarships available – focusing on students preparing for a career in government finance, minority students in government finance, and those intending to have careers in state and local governments.

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NABA: National Association of Black Accountants, INC ($1,500 - $10,000)

Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA’s desire to break through the economic barriers students of color often experience, NABA offers an average of 50 national scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 – $10,000.

To be eligible to receive an award, Applicants must:

  • Current NABA student member
  • Be African-American (Black) or of African descent.
  • Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master’s-level business program. Current high school students are not eligible.
  • Meet a minimum grade point average.

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Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grant (Up to$1,000)

The Graduate School Diversity Office is proud to offer Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grants to support the retention and professional development of historically underrepresented graduate students. Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled graduate students in good standing with the Graduate School, graduate student organizations, faculty and staff at the University of Utah.  The Graduate School Diversity Office also encourages student/staff, student/faculty collaborative proposals as well as proposals in collaboration with more than one department.  Proposals should be oriented toward projects, events or workshops/seminars to provide graduate students with a maximum opportunity to benefit.

  • Funds cannot be used for general education costs (tuition, school-related fees, textbooks or computers/laptops) or for costs that solely benefit the applicant(s) (e.g. honorarium, conference travel, etc.)
  • Applicants are welcome to apply for grant funds every year, no matter if they have been awarded funds in the past.
  • Awardees must identify sponsorship from the Graduate School Diversity Office on materials that promote the project.

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AICPA: American Institute of CPAs ($5,000 - $12,000) – Multiple genres and scholarships

Multiple scholarship genres and amounts.  See list below:

  • AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship: $5,000.

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  • AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students.

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Wiley CPA EXCEL ($2,500)

Winner wins free review course and $2500 Cash scholarship.  Sweepstakes, one grand prize winner will be selected.

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Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence (Up to $15,000)

The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence (SFE) is awarded to students who embody our Business Principles, which are fundamental to our long-term success and set the standard for everything we do. We invite black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American undergraduate juniors and sophomores pursuing Summer Analyst roles at Goldman Sachs to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students should be:

  • Undergraduate juniors or sophomores
  • Pursuing a 2016 summer internship
  • Black, Hispanic/Latino or Native American

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