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Scholarships Available Feb – March 2023

Arkansas Society of CPAs Scholarship • Approx $1200 to 6 students

Notify your intent ASAP • Applications Due February 1, 2023

Six UCA Accounting majors that meet eligibility requirements WILL BE AWARDED this scholarship. Eligibility: accounting major, completed 75 hours including 12 in accounting, 3.5 GPA. Winners are announced in late spring, and the scholarship pays out in Summer 2023 and/or Fall 2023.

To Apply: Complete attached application and return to Accounting Department by February 1.


AICPA Legacy Scholarships

Apply by March 15, 2023

If you want to pursue a career in accounting, then don’t miss out on this opportunity to fund your CPA journey. Apply today for the AICPA Legacy Scholarships for up to $10,000* in funds toward your education.

All it takes is one application for all five scholarships.

  • American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) Scholarship
  • AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
  • AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship
  • AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs
  • AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

To Apply: https://thiswaytocpa.com/education/aicpa-legacy-scholarships/


Beta Alpha Psi Diversity Equity Inclusion Scholarship

Beta Alpha Psi have over 300 chapters in the US and service many communities. In an effort to expand representation in these communities, the AICPA Foundation has approved BAP for a grant to help us to broaden our membership inclusion of underrepresented minority students. For the 2022-2023 year, recipients of this scholarship will receive $75 for the one-time BAP international membership fee. Applicants must be eligible to join Beta Alpha Psi by meeting these requirements:

  • Are members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups
  • Majoring in accounting, finance, business analytics, or information systems
  • Obtained an overall GPA of 3.0
  • An active candidate in UCA’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter (Fall 2023 or Spring 2024)

If you would like to apply: Contact Dr. McKnight (cmcknight@uca.edu)

For more information, visit https://www.bap.org/dei-aicpa-scholarship

UCA Foundation Scholarships | Apply by Jan 23

Foundation scholarships for academic year 2023-2024 are open, and applications must be complete by Jan 23. Apply for dozens of scholarships with just one application. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Not all scholarships are based on GPAs.

To apply: https://uca.edu/foundation/scholarships/

COB Students Awarded Scholarships from Participation in ACRE Reading Groups

Just before Thanksgiving, around 20 College of Business students were awarded scholarships from the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics for their weekly participation this semester in two reading group programs.

In “The Role of Government in a Free Society” group led by UCA Economics Professor, Dr. Collin Hodges, and Department Chair, Dr. Tom Snyder, ten participants read and discussed works by scholars such as Adam Smith, J.S. Mill, John Locke, and Karl Marx, as well as more contemporary works by Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, and John Rawls to examine what a variety of economists, political philosophers, and public policy experts have contributed to this topic. The group also traveled to Dallas in September to participate in a group summit with other universities that completed the same readings. Students were awarded $500 on November 14 for their participation this semester.

A second reading group also met this semester and awarded $500 scholarships to students who participated in the philosophy and law reading group called “Landmark Supreme Court Cases” led by Business Law Professor Dr. Anthony McMullen and Philosophy Professor Dr. Jacob Held. Over the course of ten weeks, students in this reading group studied major Supreme Court opinions covering topics such as economic freedom, federalism, equal protection, privacy, and intellectual property rights. Working through these decisions helped students understand the rule of law, Constitutionalism, and the role the judicial branch plays in our government.

All students were required to gain acceptance into the program and actively participate in the program throughout the semester.

For questions about reading groups and the application process continuing reading, or contact Suzanne Massey at smassey@uca.edu.

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Beta Alpha Psi Diversity Equity Inclusion Scholarship

Beta Alpha Psi have over 300 chapters in the US and service many communities. In an effort to expand representation in these communities, the AICPA Foundation has approved BAP for a grant to help us to broaden our membership inclusion of underrepresented minority students. For the 2022-2023 year, recipients of this scholarship will receive $75 for the one-time BAP international membership fee. Applicants must be eligible to join Beta Alpha Psi by meeting these requirements:

  • Are members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups
  • Majoring in accounting, finance, business analytics, or information systems
  • Obtained an overall GPA of 3.0
  • An active candidate in UCA’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter (Fall 2023 or Spring 2024)

If you would like to apply: Contact Dr. McKnight (cmcknight@uca.edu)

For more information, visit https://www.bap.org/dei-aicpa-scholarship

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UCA Foundation Scholarships

Foundation scholarships for academic year 2023-2024 open on Nov 1 and applications must be complete by Jan 23. Apply for dozens of scholarships with just one application, including some scholarships designated for accounting majors only. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Not all scholarships are based on GPAs.

To apply: https://uca.edu/foundation/scholarships/

Tom J. Smith Memorial Scholarship Established for UCA College of Business Students

The family of Tom J. Smith has established a memorial scholarship in his honor at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), his alma mater, to support students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Business. The inaugural award will be given to support a student for the fall 2021 semester.

Tom J. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UCA in 1971 through hard work and diligence, working multiple jobs to fund his education, and was the first in his family to earn a college degree. Higher education made a significant difference in his life, opening doors to many opportunities and eventually propelling him to the position of Administrator of Accounting for the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). [Read more…]