Professional Organizations Scholarships

Application process

Students are considered for School of Business scholarships throughout the year. For incoming students, a completed application to Emporia State University (including receipt of the application fee) indicating interest in majoring in a School of Business program is sufficient for consideration for scholarships. The earlier an application is received the sooner it can be considered for scholarship awards. Students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible. Students may be considered for more than one scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application process.

Scholarships awarded by professional organizations have separate application processes.

Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship

Two-Year and Undergraduate Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

General Eligibility

  • Candiates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be majoring in accounting or finance
  • Candiates are not required to be a member of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA)

Two-Year Program/Associate Degree

  • The candidate should have completed 15 semester hours or the equivalent by the time of the application deadline

Undergraduate Degree/5-Year Scholarship

  • The candiate should be either a part-time or full-time student pursuing a degree in accounting or finance
  • The candidate must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours or the equivalent by the time of the scholarship award
  • The candidate must be attending an accredited college

Graduate Scholarships

General Eligibility

  • Candiates must have completed their Bachelor's degree and are pursuing an advanced degree in accounting or finance
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Scholarship candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic average, and financial need


You can visit the AFWA website to access the scholarship application and for more information about the scholarship or the organization.

AICPA Scholarship

The AICPA Legacy Scholars Program is designed to make these stellar students better equipped to conquer the working world. How? By Providing them with real-world experience and helping them develop the skills employers are looking for. Ones that aren't so easily learned in the classroom, such as communication, leadership and networking skills.

American Business Women's Alliance Scholarship

Eligibility and Application

  • Must be a resident of Lyon, Chase, Greenwood, Osage, Morris or Coffey County
  • Application to be completed by applicant
  • Please type or print clearly
  • Attach the following to the completed application
    • A letter of reference from high school counselor including your current GPA or copy of grades or transcripts from your college including current GPA
    • A biographical statement, including educational background, financial need, and other pertinent information about yourself
  • Send the completed application with attachments to:

ABWA Scholarship

Norma Stinnett

1325 Prairie

Emporia, KS 66801

Return by April 11, 2014

Click here for ABWA Scholarship Application

Floyd Lietz Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 31


  • Must be a junior or senior with an accounting major
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better in accounting classes
  • Must be a full-time student in a Kansas university

Click here for application

Koch Discovery Scholarship Program


  • Must be a full-time college student (at least 12 credit hours), pursuing a business-related undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 3.25
  • Graduation date between Spring 2014 and Spring 2016
  • United States citizen or United States permanent resident
  • No prior acceptance of an employment offer from a Koch company
  • Dependents of family members currently employed by Koch Industries and/or affiliates are not eligible
  • Past recipients of scholarships from Koch Industries, Inc. and/or affiliates are not eligible

Click here for more information

Kansas Business Education Association (KBEA) Scholarship

Deadline: May 1


  • Junior or senior status undergraduate in Business Education or graduate student in a business related field
  • 3.0 GPA or above on 4.0 scale in post-secondary work
  • Applicants must be or become members of KBEA (see for membership)
  • Transcript submitted with application

Scholarships for HR Managers and Other Human Resource Professionals

Whether you’re just getting started in a human resources undergraduate program or are preparing to make the move to HR management by earning a master’s degree, you’re going to need to find a way to pay for it all. Scholarships in human resources are out there, but not always easy to find among all the options available to general business students.

Here at we saw the perfect opportunity to develop a resource where the HR community could access a comprehensive list of scholarships all in one place.

Here you’ll find every scholarship available to HR undergrads and aspiring HRM professionals at the state and national level. If you don’t see your state listed here, that just means your options are limited to the big name national scholarships available to HR professionals anywhere in the country.

For more info click here

Don't forget to check out Business ScholarshipsFinancial Aid & Scholarships, and Professional Organization Scholarships.