The purpose of the AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is to encourage accounting as a major and a career choice.
Rules for Eligibility:
- Applicants must be full-time (as defined by their school) students attending a college, university, or professional accounting school located in the United States.
- Applicants must have already completed at least one full-time semester or two full-time trimesters of college.
- Applicants must have a declared major of accounting, effective for the fall of 2009.
- Applicants must be undergraduates.
- Applicants must be United States citizens.
- 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 2009 and are committing to a major in accounting.
- Applicants must submit an original essay, not to exceed 500 words, on the selected topic. The topic for the 2009 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is "Green Accounting Firms." The essay should include original ideas on how accounting firms can create or improve a green, i.e. environmentally friendly, working environment.
This scholarship is a $500 award.
- The filled-out application must accompany the essay.
- The essay must be typed.
- An official transcript must be enclosed.
- The application package, including the application, the essay, and the transcript, must be postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time, March 31, 2009, and mailed with correct postage to:
Rob Nance, Publisher
AccountingWEB 2009 Accounting Student Scholarship
P.O. Box 2252
Westerville, OH 43086
- Essays will be judged on both style and content by an independent panel of judges.
- Winners will be notified in May, 2009.
- Winners will be announced on AccountingWEB.com in June, 2009.
- All essays become the property of AccountingWEB.
- Applicants give AccountingWEB permission to publish scholarship essays with the name and school of the author.
- The scholarship will be payable to the education institution at which the winning student is in attendance.
- 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.