The Eccles School provides merit and need-based scholarship opportuniries for our exceptional students thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and the university. Scholarships are in the form of a tuition reduction and will be applied to your tuition bills for the fall and spring semesters.
- To be considered for one of our scholarships, students must complete an online application by the last day of the regular admission period. Those who apply during the late admission period will not be considered for a scholarship, however, students may contact admissions near the end of their first semester to be considered for a need-based scholarship.
- Scholarships are in the form of a tuition reduction and will be applied to your tuition bills for fall and spring semesters.
- Scholarships cannot be awarded during the summer semester.
- Scholarships are awarded prior to starting your first semester of the program.
- Scholarships are typically awarded during the admissions phase.
- Students are primarily awarded one type of non-renewable scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will select the best scholarship based on the student’s background and eligibility.
- We will evaluate your scholarship eligibility based on your cumulative GPA at the time you submit your application.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship: To be considered for this scholarship, the admitted student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship range is $2,500 – $11,000 and is partly based on completing the online application by the priority deadline.
- The MAcc Distinction Award: To be considered for this scholarship, the admitted student must have a 4.0 cumulative GPA. A resident is eligible for $15,000 and a non-resident is eligible for $25,000. Please note, we cannot round your GPA to a 4.0, and therefore your transcript must show a 4.0 cumulative GPA.
- To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must have accepted their financial aid offer. The scholarship amount will vary based on need. Please know that we do not award full-ride scholarships. Students who qualify for a need-based scholarship must complete a need-based scholarship application.
- Opportunity Scholarship: Three admitted students will be considered for this scholarship each academic year. Apply by submitting your online admission application by the last day of the regular admission deadline. You may upload your Opportunity Scholarship Essay in the Master of Accounting section of the online admission application.
- Candidates for this award will be notified on July 1 for fall admission and Nov. 1 for spring admission.
- The following criteria will be considered for this award: the student’s essay and a review of a complete FAFSA on file with the University of Utah.
- You must include the following in your essay: Describe how the MAcc degree will help you achieve your long-term career objectives. Indicate the reason(s) that impacts you from attaining a MAcc due to a significant lack of financial resources. You must submit proof that you applied for FAFSA and that you participate(d) in programs or fellowships that support lower socioeconomic, underrepresented or marginalized populations.
- A resident candidate selected for this award will receive $15,000 while a non-resident candidate will receive $25,000.
Two admitted students will be considered for this scholarship each academic year. Preference is given to students who are currently involved in volunteer work. You must apply by the last day of the regular admission deadline to be eligible. You may upload your Community Service Essay in the Master of Accounting section of the online admissions application.
- You must include the following in your essay: the type of service you are involved with, note the dates of involvement, indicate your role and involvement, express why you volunteer and provide the name and contact information of the volunteer supervisor.
- If awarded, the candidate will receive $4,500.
Five admitted students will be considered for this scholarship each academic year. To be considered you must apply by the last day of the regular admission deadline. You may upload your Diversity Essay in the Master of Accounting section of the online admissions application.
- You must describe how you will bring diversity to the MAcc program. Diversity can include your background and experiences, intellectual diversity, and/or personal identity.
- If awarded, the candidate will receive $3,000.
The amount awarded depends on the employer’s annual tuition benefit plan. The maximum amount that can be awarded is $5,000.
To be considered, we need a letter from your employer stating the following:
- You are an employee and are eligible for their tuition benefit plan.
- The letter must also include the tuition benefit plan’s annual amount and the employer’s contact information.
- The letter can be emailed to MAcc@eccles.utah.edu. Please be aware we will verify the letter.
Did you know there are a number of other scholarship opportunities outside the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business scholarships that you can apply for on your own? Take a look at the list below to find out how you qualify for these scholarships. We provided each organization’s website links below for you to explore and apply.