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Annual Department Scholarships

The Department of Accounting & Business Information Systems Awards are made annually to majors in our programs on the basis of academic performance. The awards are sponsored by a number of companies and organizations on a year-to-year basis.  Eligible students are selected as award recipients based on academic performance, including Grade Point Average (including transfer hours and transfer GPA if applicable) and grades in accounting and BIS courses.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility requirements to receive a Department of Accounting & Business Information Systems Award are the following:

  • The student must be a declared accounting or BIS major as of the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.
  • The student must have completed at least 72 credit hours as of the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.
  • If an Accounting major the student must have completed Accounting 231 with a grade of 'A' or 'B.' If a BIS major the student must have completed a minimum of two BIS courses (excluding ACC 270) with a grade of 'A' or 'B.'
  • The student must have completed at least twelve credit hours at Illinois State University as of the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.
  • The student must be enrolled for at least twelve credit hours at Illinois State University for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • The student has not received a Department of Accounting award in a prior year.

Sikich AwardAPPLICATION PROCESS

2017 Scholarship Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Friday - March 2, 2018.

The application materials to be submitted by the student will consist of the following:


A student wishing to apply but unsure about his/her eligibility should discuss his/her situation with Dr. Rachel Birkey (rnbirke@ilstu.edu) (Accounting Awards) or Dr. Matt Nelson (mlnelso@ilstu.edu) (BIS Awards).

Accounting Scholarships External to Illinois State

National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation: The NSA Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees awards an average of 30 scholarships per year in the amount of approximately $1,000 each for accounting students entering their third or fourth year of studies, and approximately $500 each to students entering their second year of studies. In addition, the outstanding student in the competition, designated the Charles H. Earp Memorial Scholar, receives an additional stipend and an appropriate plaque. Who can apply: students majoring in accounting with a "B" or better grade point average, students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, only undergraduate students are eligible, only U.S. or Canadian citizens attending a U.S. accredited business school, college or university may apply. Applications and appraisal forms may be obtained by contacting NSA.

AICPA Student Scholarship: Competitive award of $2,500 scholarships for two outstanding AICPA student affiliate members pursuing studies in accounting, finance, or information systems. An application is available online at the AICPA website.

The deadline for the scholarships is December 4.  Applications submitted after the deadline will no be considered.

Department of Accounting Leadership Scholarship

The Department of Accounting now has Leadership Scholarships available for Incoming Freshman and Transfer students who have demonstrated leadership qualities in High School or Community College. Scholarship amounts vary between $500 and $2,000 and are one-time awards. The Department of Accounting has committed up to $22,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year. This is an ongoing scholarship that can be applied for at any time.

Apply online here for the Department of Accounting Leadership Scholarship.

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