Scholarships for Accounting

Many accounting scholarships are offered at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa through the Shidler College of Business. A separate SOA web-page lists various prior year scholarship recipients in accounting. Additionally, many organizations offer accounting scholarships with competition either locally, nationally, or internationally (discussed later).

UH and UH-Mānoa offer some merit scholarships to attract the best and brightest, such as the UH Regents and Presidential Scholarships, Mānoa Chancellor’s Scholarships, and Mānoa Merit Scholarships. For more information on scholarships and financial support, see the Shidler College of Business web-page and the University of Hawai'i Foundation scholarship STAR system (note that the scholarship application deadline is usually mid-February). 

Current accounting scholarships for SOA students include:

After acceptance into the Shidler College of Business, financial assistance is available through scholarships, awards, and tuition waivers based on merit. Accounting students often receive scholarships open to all business students, such as:

Local Scholarships

The Hawaii Community Foundation administers many local scholarship funds, including some for accounting students, such as from the Hawaii Society of CPAs (HSCPA). 

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation every year provides over $150,000 in scholarships to encourage students in the State of Hawaii to pursue a higher education in business administration with each undergraduate scholarship paying $16,000 over four years. 

Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation (supporting the educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestory) has the "Goldman Sacs Scholarship" for Full-Time Graduate Students.

The Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA) also offers scholarships for undergraduates and graduate accounting students.

National Scholarships in Accounting

Many national accounting organizations also offer scholarships to encourage the pursuit of an accounting education, such as the Association for Government Accountants (AGA), and the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance.

AThe American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Legacy Scholarships provide students with help with their educational expenses up to $10,000 and helps students gain real-world experience. See ThisWayToCPA.com. Other AICPA scholarships include: 

  • AICPA / Accountemps Scholarship 
  • AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship for students with non-business related undergraduate degrees pursuing graduate studies in accounting
  • AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students for students of ethnic backgrounds who are considered underrepresented in the CPA profession
  • AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship for students transferring from a two-year institution to a four-year accounting program

The Institute for Management Accountant Scholarships are for IMA Student members (UH Accounting Club is an IMA student chapter). They include the IMA Memorial Education Fund scholarships and the Stuart Cameron and Margaret McLeod Society (SCMS) Memorial Scholarship. 

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Foundation offers the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship. Students who wish to pursue a career in fraud examination are ideal candidates. Scholarships range up to $10,000, see ACFE.com/Scholarship.  

International Scholarships

The East-West Center grants scholarships to degree fellows from all over the Asia-Pacific region for studies at the University of Hawai'i. East-West Scholarship applications are normally due November 1st.