KSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships

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The Kansas Society of CPAs Educational Foundation is seeking applicants for our accounting scholarships. Our new scholarship platform makes the process quick and easy for you to apply! Applications are opening soon!   

The KSCPA Educational Foundation has a long history of supporting college students and the accounting programs at Kansas colleges and universities by providing three annual scholarships to eligible applicants who demonstrate an eagerness to join the accounting profession. Winners are selected by the KSCPA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. Submission of an application is required. 

KSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships

2022-2023


Byron Bird

$3,000

Open to: Graduate Accounting Majors at all Kansas Colleges and Universities

Awarded to one student

Applications open September 15, 2021

Deadline: February 5, 2022

The Byron Bird scholarship is named in honor of Byron Bird, CPA, the first recipient of the American Institute of CPAs National Public Service Award.

Qualified scholarship applicants must demonstrate academic success based on undergraduate academic performance, the potential for success in graduate studies, leadership, and participation in community, charitable, university, governmental, and/or other civic activities.


John J. Killian

$2,500

Open to: Junior Year Accounting Majors at all Kansas Independent Colleges and Universities

Awarded to one student

Applications open September 15, 2021

Deadline: February 5, 2022

The John J. Killian scholarship is named in honor of the KSCPA's first full-time Executive Director.

Qualified scholarship applicants must demonstrate academic success in their accounting curriculum. Additional emphasis is placed on the applicant's grades in English and rhetoric subjects and courses in business and economics. Necessary qualifications also include the applicant's involvement in extracurricular activities, willingness to comply with professional responsibility standards, and overall moral character.


Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick

$2,500

Open to: Junior Year Accounting Major at all Kansas Colleges or Universities

Awarded to one student

Applications open September 15, 2021

Deadline: February 5, 2022

The Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick scholarship in honor of the Kansas Board of Accountancy's first woman chair and the first woman to start a CPA firm in Kansas.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate academic success in the accounting, economics, and business curriculums. Additional emphasis is placed upon the applicant's overall grades. Involvement in leadership activities, willingness to comply with professional responsibility standards and overall moral character are essential characteristics of an applicant. 

Additional Scholarships

The KSCPA also awards a total of 14 scholarships annually to students selected by accounting faculty at each of the Regent Universities & Washburn University.

Accounting faculty at each university select one undergraduate accounting major and one graduate accounting major to receive the KSCPA Educational Foundation college scholarships.

Contact the scholarship coordinator at your university's accounting department for information.

Regent Universities & Washburn University

2021-2022


Graduate

$2,500

Open to: Graduate Accounting Majors at Regent Universities & Washburn University

Deadline: July 1, 2022


Undergraduate

$2,250

Open to: Undergraduate Accounting Majors at Regent Universities & Washburn University 

Deadline: July 1, 2022

Other Financial Aid and Scholarship Support

Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students

Scholarships for Minority Students

Financial Aid Overview for Accounting Degree Programs

Scholarship Opportunities from AICPA


KSCPA Offers Other Support

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Educational Foundation, the KSCPA Educational Foundation awarded the T.C. and Trella Anderson and James T. and Mary Ann Clark Doctoral Scholar scholarship to the University of Kansas. The $300,000 endowment granted on January 17, 2013, will help to fund doctoral scholars who are CPAs.