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American Institute for Certified Public Accountants

Scholarship Name: AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship
Description: The American Institute for Certified Public Accountants is a great resource for scholarship dollars for students of all ages who are pursuing accounting degrees. Students that are majoring in accounting, finance and information systems will find a variety of scholarships, including the AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program. Students must be AICPA affiliate members to qualify for any of the scholarships, but memberships are inexpensive ($35) and offer many resources beyond scholarships. The AICPA offers a number of other scholarships for accountants as well, including a fun scholarship for liberal arts majors who choose to shift gears and pursue accounting post-grad.
Awards: $2,500
Awards per Year: 5
Major/Field of Study: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems
How to Apply/Contact: Full application materials and instructions are available (including Student Affiliate member application information) on the AICPA website.

International Franchise Association

Scholarship Name: Minority Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program
Description: The International Franchise Association Education Foundation partners with a number of major United States corporations to offer scholarships to students pursuing degrees in business, particularly those interested in entrepreneurship. Through the Minority Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program, minority students are encouraged to enter the business field (in which they are historically under represented). This scholarship is sponsored by Marriott International, and is open to both incoming undergraduate students and adults looking to continue their education through executive programs. The IFA sponsors more than ten scholarships, including opportunities for entrepreneurs, veterans, law students and current high school students. Awards can be applied to tuition, and some can be used as cash awards.
Award: $5,000
Awards per Year: 5
Awards is Open to: Undergraduate and continuing education students
Major/Field of Study: Business, Franchising or Entrepreneurship Studies
How to Apply/Contact: You should download and print a copy of the application from the IFA website and mail it, along with supporting documentation, to the address provided in the application materials.

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