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:

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 (

For more information, visit

Accounting Scholarship – due by March 1

American Institute of CPAs Scholarships

Deadline to apply: Mar 1

Many different scholarships with different requirements. Visit

Foundation Accounting Scholarships – due Feb. 1

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

Deadline to apply: Feb 1 • Awarded for Summer 2022 or Fall 2022

Eligibility: accounting major, completed 75 hours including 12 in accounting, 3.5 GPA

To Apply: return required materials to COB 204 by deadline

Foundation Accounting Scholarships – due Jan. 24

UCA Foundation Scholarships • Several Available

Deadline to apply: Jan 24 • Awarded for 2022-2023

Just one application for dozens of scholarships … some just for accounting majors.

To  Apply:

This single application will apply to every scholarship you qualify for including these scholarships just for accounting majors (amounts approximate):

  • Donna Stephens Scholarship, $2500 for 2 full-time accounting majors who went to high school in Faulkner County (no GPA requirement)
  • Hogan Taylor Scholarship, $3000 to junior or senior accounting major with a 3.2 in accounting
  • HCJ Scholarship, $750 to 2 full-time accounting majors with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Malpica Scholarship, $650 to 2 accounting majors with a 3.5 GPA planning to be a CPA
  • Morton Yelvington Scholarship, $1000 to 2 accounting majors
  • Landmark Blake Payne Scholarship, $1000 to an full-time accounting major

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship (ACFE) – Apply by February 4, 2022

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship (ACFE)

Apply by February 4, 2022

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners invites you to apply for the 2022-2023 Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is open to students worldwide who have an interest in pursuing an anti-fraud career. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university with a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice or a comparable anti-fraud discipline. Students must be enrolled through 2023 and at least be in the second half of their sophomore year when they apply to be eligible.  To apply: . Although completed applications must be submitted by February 4, 2022, we recommend that applicants start early to have time to request and upload official transcripts and find a professor or employer to complete their recommendations.

UCA Foundation Scholarships – Apply by January 24, 2022

UCA Foundation Scholarships

Apply by January 24, 2022

There are so many scholarships available from private donors, including some just for accounting majors. One application to apply for them all! The scholarship application period is open NOW and will close on January 24th for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The UCA Foundation Scholarships application is located at

COB Student Awarded Granger & Jan Davis Emerging Leaders Scholarship

More than 300 scholarship recipients gathered at the Farris Center for the annual scholarship reception at the University of Central Arkansas Sept. 30 hosted by the UCA Foundation.

The theme for the evening “Celebrating 40 Years” commemorated the Foundation’s successes since its 1981 inception under former UCA President Jeff Farris. The event provided an opportunity for students to connect with scholarship donors and share stories.

President Davis told donors their gifts provide an enormous impact on students like Savannah Conly, who is a junior marketing major in the College of Business. Conly received the Granger and Jan Davis Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

“When I received this scholarship, It meant the world to me because I felt seen,” Conly said. “I felt like all my behind-the-scenes work was seen. Receiving this recognition fueled my motivation to keep working hard and to push myself toward my dreams, even on hard days.”

Read more about the scholarship reception in UCA News.

Terri Hayes-Winstead Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Senior Business IRM Student Richard Casto

Richard Casto Receives Terri Hayes-Winstead Memorial Scholarship

Theresa Hayes, Dylan Dugger, Staci Shearon (PIA), Richard Casto (recipient), Cynthia Burleson (UCA) Hana McCown, Tammi Van Cleave

Conversation centered on hopes for the future on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, as UCA senior Richard Casto was awarded the Terri Hayes-Winstead Memorial Scholarship. Terri’s sister, Tammi Van Cleave, and Tammi’s employer, Scottish American of Arkansas, team up each year to award the scholarship to a College of Business student in the Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) program who demonstrates potential for the industry and financial need to fund continued education. [Read more…]

MAcc Scholarship • Apply By August 24

The Accounting Department is pleased to offer scholarships to students pursuing a Master of Accountancy degree. Every eligible student who meets the criteria and applies by the deadline will receive the MAcc Partners Scholarship. This is a $1500 scholarship ($750 per semester). In addition, one student will receive the Stephens Bell Scholarship, which is up to $4500, to be paid over three or more semesters. (The student who receives the Stephens Bell Scholarship cannot receive another MAcc scholarship.)

Note: Scholarships are distributed half in the fall semester and half in the spring semester. If you received the first half of a scholarship in spring 2021, you will automatically receive the second half of the scholarship this semester as long as you still qualify. There is no need to reapply.

To apply, please go to to find the application. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 24. Applications can either be dropped off at the Accounting Department or emailed to Anthony McMullen at

Emergency Textbook Grant

This semester, UCA is continuing its program to assist students facing extreme hardship or financial crisis with the purchase of their course textbooks.

To apply, students should go to and complete the online application. The award period will be open from August 16th, 2021, until September 23, 2021, or funds are exhausted.

Eligible students will be:  [Read more…]