Rules for the 2011 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship

NOTE: Scholarship winners will be announced in early July!

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) students attending a college, university, or professional accounting school located in North America.
  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 2011.
  4. Applicants may be either undergraduates or graduate students.
  5. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  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 2011 and can present evidence indicating that they 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 2011 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is There's an App for That. The essay should include original ideas on how accountants or accounting firms can benefit from the use of financial or related applications designed for handheld electronic devices such as smartphones, iPads, and similar devices.

The Scholarship

  1. This scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award.
  2. The filled-out application must accompany the essay.
  3. The essay can be submitted electronically or by mail.
  4. An official transcript must accompany the application, however the transcript can be mailed separately by the school.
  5. The application, the essay, and the transcript, must be either sent electronically or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time, March 31, 2011. For packages sent in the mail, all packages must be mailed with correct postage to:

Rob Nance, Publisher
AccountingWEB 2011 Accounting Student Scholarship
P.O. Box 2252
Westerville, OH 43086-2252

  1. Essays will be judged on style, content, originality, quality of writing, logic, and structure by an independent panel of judges.
  2. Winners will be notified May 6, 2011 in early July, 2011.
  3. Winners will be announced on AccountingWEB.com June 15, 2011 in early July, 2011.
  4. All essays become the property of AccountingWEB.
  5. Applicants give AccountingWEB permission to publish scholarship essays with the name and school of the author.
  6. 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.

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