Accounting Scholarships

Award Process

Unless specified by an application link, scholarships awarded by the School of Business are based on student merit and donor criteria. There is no application process. The scholarship committee, which is made up of School of Business faculty and staff will decide on the designation of the awards. This process begins every spring for the fall semester. 

To be eligible for consideration for scholarships, students must be admitted to the university, have submitted transcripts,  GPA and ACT scores along with declaring a major field of study. 


Accounting Alumni Endowed

Generous gifts from alumni of the School of Business accounting program established this scholarship. It is awarded to students majoring in accounting. This scholarship is awarded in addition to any other scholarship and is renewable.

Accounting Club Scholarship 

Outstanding students majoring in accounting are eligible for this scholarship.

BKD Accounting

The recipient must be within one year of graduation, eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation, and maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both their major and overall.

Charles D. and Marjorie L. Freeman

This award is for Kansas high school graduates with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, financial need, and majoring in accounting or marketing.

Deloitte Accounting

This scholarship is eligible to full-time students majoring in accounting.

Dr. John Rich and Carl Ricketts

Carl Ricketts established this scholarship to honor Dr. John Rich and his dedication to the School of Business and the athletic programs at Emporia Statue University. This scholarship is eligible to a student majoring in accounting and/or is a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Business Administration with a CPA objective. The student must be at least a junior, on the roster of at least one varsity sport and maintain a minimum 2.75 grade point average in accounting courses.

Gary and Patricia Allerheiligen

Gary and Patricia Allerheiligen established this fund to give back to Emporia State University and its students as a token of their appreciation. This scholarship is awarded to seniors on track to complete the five year accounting program, and can be renewed if the candidate maintains at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Gerald L. and Barbara A. Hunter

As an incentive to pursue a career in public accounting, this scholarship will be awarded to no more than three recipients per year.

Grant Thornton

Junior or senior students who are pursuing a five year accounting degree or MBA, with public accounting as their career path, will be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must have a 3.4 grade point average for this renewable scholarship. If there is no suitable candidate, there will be no annual award.

Educational Foundation of Kansas Society of CPA's Accounting 

Students who are in their fifth year of the accounting program, are not currently receiving a scholarship from KSCPA, have demonstrated academic excellence in the accounting filed, and are in need of financial assistance are eligible for this scholarship.

The Ilene Kleinsorge Accounting Scholarship

This Scholarship is to provide support for student(s) who have declared accounting as their major, have a 3.0 grade point average and are undergraduate students. 

KPMG Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to accounting students.

Lindburg and Vogel, Chartered

This annual scholarship award of $500 for fall semester is eligible to a senior majoring in accounting, has an accounting grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and a minimum of eighteen hours in accounting courses prior to their senior year.

Mirl Fund Accounting 

The recipients shall be full-time students majoring in accounting, with first preference going to those from Nemaha, Brown or Jackson counties in Kansas and who are sophomore status or higher.

Otho and Gertrude B. Behymer

Students seeking a degree from the School of Business are eligible for this scholarship for two semesters as long as the recipient earns a 3.0 grade point average.

Randall and Jan Steinert 

One annual award to an undergraduate student earning an accounting or computer information systems degree in the School of Business are eligible for this scholarship.

Robert Tabor Accounting 

Junior or senior students majoring in accounting are eligible for this scholarship for one semester. Selection will be based primarily on grade point average, secondly on financial need. The minimum award amount per recipient is $500.

Wichita Chapter- IIA

Accounting majors with an interest in internal auditing are eligible for this scholarship. Second preference will go to general auditing or accounting majors.

William J. and Aloha F. Preston

This scholarship will be shared between the accounting and intercollegiate departments. The athletics portion will rotate between soccer, volleyball, track and field, softball, cross country, and basketball.

Wright CPA Group, Public Accountant Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduates seeking an accounting degree or a graduate seeking a masters in accountancy or business administration with an accounting concentration. The recipient(s) must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and first preference shall go to a student who plans to pursue a Certified Public Accountant designation.