Accounting Scholarships

Applications for the following Accounting Department scholarships are due by September 15 or February 15. Applications must be completed using the university scholarship application and submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships which will compile and then forward to the Accounting Department for final review and selection. Academic performance, department involvement, commitment level to the degree program, and the number of registered hours will be considered in the selection of qualified candidates.

Trusty Oxford Scholarship

Established by alums Mick and Wanda Trusty. Awarded to Accounting majors. Students must be single parents. 

Major General Chris Adams Scholarship Endowment:

Candidates include Sophomore or Junior in recognition of a student’s potential for perpetuating the principles of democracy, the “American Way of Life” and the “free enterprise system.”

Kenton & Eula Ross Accounting Endowment:

Candidates should be early in their academic career, but after having at least 55 hours completed. Candidates should have declared Accounting as their major. Preference is given to Accounting majors in the last semester prior to graduation.

Kenneth & Joyce McCord Accounting Endowment:

This scholarship is given to only one student for consecutive semesters, but any given semester should not exceed the tuition and fees for that student. Preference given to students that have declared Accounting as their major.

Bill Adams Scholarship Endowment:

This scholarship is to be awarded to upper-level students in the College of Business, with preference given to students majoring in Accounting.

H. L. Higginbotham Accounting Scholarship:

This fund was established for students majoring in Accounting. Preference will be given to students studying international accounting. 

Accounting Alumni Endowment:

This fund was established for students majoring in Accounting.

Donna Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund in Accounting or Journalism:

Split scholarship between Accounting and Journalism. Candidate must have 3.0 or better GPA and they should show financial need.

Jim Mann Family Endowment:

Awarded to Marketing or Accounting Majors. Students must have Junior or Senior classification with University and be in Good Standing with the University (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better).

Bobby & Linda Carmichael Accounting Student Organization Endowment:

Given to the outstanding candidate and outstanding member of Beta Alpha Psi each semester. Due date: Based on points earned for BAP activities. Awarded at fall and spring banquets.

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program:

This scholarship is sponsored by the Texas State Board of Public Accountants. For more information on the scholarship provided through the State of Texas, go to:

Scholarship applications must be submitted using TSBPA application forms. See Accounting Department Faculty for application information, including due date.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Classified as residents of Texas;

  • Enrolled at participating public or private, non-profit colleges and universities in Texas (including junior/community colleges);

  • Enrolled at least half-time;

  • Will have completed at least 120 hours of college course work (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the term in which the award is being made;

  • Making satisfactory academic progress;

  • Have not already taken the CPA exam, but plan to take the CPA examination in the State of Texas and are willing to sign a written statement confirming the intent to take the written examination conducted by the Texas State Board of Public Accounting for the purpose of being granted a certificate of "Certified Public Accountant;"

  • Register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement, and

  • Demonstrate financial need.

TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation Scholarship:

This scholarship is provided by the Texas Society of CPAs Accounting Education Foundation. The Foundation provides scholarship assistance to undergraduate accounting students who plan to become Texas Certified Public Accountants and enter the accounting profession. Scholarship applications must be submitted using TSCPA AEF application forms. See Accounting Department Faculty for application information, including due date.

Recipients are accounting majors at a Texas college or university and have the intent of becoming a Texas Certified Public Accountant and entering the accounting profession upon graduation. They also must have a high cumulative college GPA (typically 4.0) and perform well in accounting classes. Recipients receive $1,500 for the academic year. (See specific requirements)