Accounting Scholarships

Application process

School of Business scholarships are awarded based on the criteria established by the donor and the qualifications of the students. Most scholarships awarded are merit based, meaning that the higher the GPA and ACT scores, the higher the chances of receiving an award.  The scholarship committee strives to meet the requirements established by the donors.  

There is no separate scholarship application process for the below scholarships unless a link is included. 

Scholarships awarded by professional organizations have separate application processes.

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.

Agler and Gaeddert, Chartered

Established July 1986, this scholarship is awarded to junior and senior students majoring in accounting.

Allen Gibbs and Houlik, L.C.

In appreciation for Emporia State University, the accounting firm of Allen, Gibbs and Houlik, L.C. established this scholarship which is eligible to full-time students majoring in accounting.

BKD Accounting

William Pickert and Jane McHugh of BKD provide scholarships for academically worthy students majoring in accounting. The recipient must be within one year of graduation, eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation, and maintain a 3.0 GPA in both their major and overall.

Charles D. and Marjorie L. Freeman

A #3,000 award will be made to Kansas high school graduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, and majoring in accounting or marketing.

Deloitte and Touche Accounting

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

Dennis W. and Ardis I. Hanson

Established by Dennis W. and Ardis I. Hanson to support their belief in the importance of higher education, this scholarship is eligible to transfer students from Butler Community College of El Dorado with 60 credit hours or more, who have and are maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher. First preference will be to accounting majors, then business administration majors, and then any student enrolled in the School of Business.

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 GPA in accounting courses.

Edward E. and Laura Mae McAntee

Established by Laura Mae McAntee to support a belief in the importance of higher education and to provide an education opportunity to accounting students at Emporia State University.

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 GPA.

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 GPA for this renewable scholarship. If there is no suitable candidate, there will be no annual award.

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.

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 GPA 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 GPA.

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 GPA, 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.