Professional Organization 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 and Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship

Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Eligibility Requirements- Applications due April 1, 2018

General Eligibility

  • Awards are presented to students that have completed their sophomore year of college (60 semester hours).
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be majoring in accounting or finance. 
  • Scholarship candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic average and financial need.
  • Candidates are not required to be a member of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA), however an endorsement may increase chances of earning a scholarship. 

Application for both Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Please 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:

By Mail: ABWA Scholarship Norma Stinnett 1325 Prairie Emporia, KS 66801

or Email:

Deadline is April 1, 2018

Click here for ABWA Scholarship Application

Floyd Lietz Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2017


  • 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. The application includes a two step process for submitting, please be aware of directions. 

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 2017 and Spring 2019
  • 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

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.