Rules for the AccountingWEB 2010 Accounting Student Scholarship

The purpose of the AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is to encourage accounting as a major and a career choice.

Rules for Eligibility:
  1. Applicants must be full-time (as defined by their school) undergraduate students attending a college, university, or professional accounting school located in the United States.
  2. Applicants must have already completed at least one full-time semester or two full-time trimesters of college.
  3. Applicants must have a declared major of accounting, effective for the fall of 2010.
  4. Applicants must be undergraduates when applying and will be undergraduates in the fall of 2010.
  5. Applicants must be United States citizens.
  6. Students in an accredited two-year college may apply during their second year of college if they are transferring to a four-year college in the fall of 2010 and are committing to a major in accounting.
  7. Applicants must submit an original essay, not to exceed 500 words, on the selected topic. The topic for the 2010 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is "The Role of Accountants in Social Media." The essay should include original ideas on how accountants can incorporate various aspects of social media into their careers.
The Scholarship
This scholarship is a $500 award.
  1. The filled-out application must accompany the essay.
  2. The essay must be typed.
  3. An official transcript must be enclosed.
  4. The application package, including the application, the essay, and the transcript, must be postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time, June 15, 2010, and mailed with correct postage to:
Rob Nance, Publisher
AccountingWEB 2010 Accounting Student Scholarship
P.O. Box 2252
Westerville, OH 43086
 
Essays will be judged by an independent panel of judges in a variety of areas including creativity, innovation, quality of writing, structure, logic, and sources/research.
  1. The three winners will be notified in July, 2010.
  2. The three winners will be announced on AccountingWEB.com in July, 2010.
  3. All essays become the property of AccountingWEB.
  4. Applicants give AccountingWEB permission to publish scholarship essays with the name and school of the author.
  5. The scholarships will be payable to the education institution at which each of the winning students is in attendance.
  6. Note that the IRS has rules regarding the taxability of scholarships. Each recipient of AccountingWEB scholarship funds is responsible for determining how the tax law applies to his or her particular circumstances. Winners will not receive a W-2 or 1099 form for this scholarship.
 
 

You may like these other stories...

Curious as to what the fastest-growing accounting and finance jobs might be for the next several years? According to the new 2015 Salary Guide from staffing firm Accounting Principles, some of those jobs include bookkeeping...
In most cases, accountants have gaps in their resumes because they got fired and could not find another job they liked within a short amount of time. If you went back a decade such a gap could have been considered a death...
If you're thinking that bitcoin and digital currency generally are merely some one-off flash in the pan, the new Digital Currency Council would argue otherwise. The council launched in September and already had 400...

Already a member? log in here.

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Oct 30Many Excel users have a love-hate relationship with workbook links.
Nov 5Join CPA thought leader and peer reviewer Rob Cameron and learn ways to improve the outcome of your peer reviews while maximizing the value of your engagement workflow.
Nov 12This webcast presents basic principles of revenue recognition, including new ASU 2014-09 for the contract method. Also, CPAs in industries who want a refresher on revenue accounting standards will benefit.
Nov 18In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA tackles what to do when bad things happen to good spreadsheets.