External Scholarship Opportunities

Payne, Nickles & Company Scholarship

Payne, Nickles & Company, CPAs, through The Fund for Huron County (an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Lorain County), is proud to announce it is again offering up to two (2) $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is open to fourth or fifth year students with accounting majors, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam. The scholarship is non-renewable.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Erie/Huron, or contiguous counties, Ohio resident
  • Minimum 2.8 grade point average
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017. Our scholarship is based on field of study, merit, financial need and community involvement. The decision is final and will be announced in late June. The scholarship will be paid to the school (not to an individual or bookstore) in one installment.

The Firm’s offices are located at 422 West Market Street in Sandusky and 257 Benedict Avenue, Bldg. D in Norwalk. Scholarship applications can be picked up at either location, or printed from the Payne, Nickles & Company website at www.pncpa.biz. All completed applications should be submitted to the Fund for Huron County, 12 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.


Richard West Law Office Annual Student Loan Scholarship

Richard West is the founder and lead bankruptcy attorney at the Richard West Law Office. He has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He understands the need for financial assistance in the pursuit of higher education and, therefore, has a desire to serve and help those who are financing their education through loans and/or scholarship.

In this spirit, the Richard West Law Office will chose qualified candidates to receive $500 scholarships to help support the costs of tuition and books each year. Mr. West hopes that these scholarships will reward the efforts of motivated members of the community by helping take some of the financial pressure of education off their shoulders as they work towards advancing their goals.

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be a US citizen, enrolled in an accredited college and financing their education through loans and/or scholarships.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship,
visit: Richard West Law Office - Giving back.


Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Cogniizant Transformation is a leading transformational solutions organization based in India. The organization provides such learning solutions as Fire Walk, Relationship Mastery, Communication skills training, and more.

Cogniizant believes in the power and potential of entrepreneurs, and would like to support emerging entrepreneurs on their journey.

To do so, they have started the $1000 Cogniizant Young Entrepreneur Scholarship, which is open to budding entrepreneurs across the world.

The deadline for this scholarship is April 15, 2017.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship, visit: Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Program


FreeLogoServices Scholarship

The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates unique promise in logo design and developing visual identities.

FreeLogoServices will award a $1,500 scholarship. The deadline for applying is June 30, 2017.

Applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have completed 1 year coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Submit 1 original logo design for each of the following 3 industries:
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Beauty & Massage

For more information and to apply for the scholarship,
visit: FreeLogoServices Scholarship.


Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition is for graduate students who have been admitted on a part-time basis to a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field.

  • Amount: Four scholarships of $9,000 each are available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Part-time graduate students in a public administration, finance, business administration or a related program.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship competition is for students who are enrolled full-time in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance. Eligible students should expect to be enrolled in the 2017 semester (including spring 2017 graduates).

  • Amount: One scholarship of $14,000 is available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Graduate students enrolled full-time in a program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship competition is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada.

  • Amount: Two scholarships of $9,000 each are available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies.

  • Amount: One scholarship of $9,000 is available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minority undergraduate or graduate student
    • Enrolled in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) program

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


National Founder’s Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend that will be awarded to a current US undergraduate student earning their bachelor’s degree in business, with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student and can be used for any expenses related to undergraduate education including, but not limited to, tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience in entrepreneurship to Kristen.brown@brownpc.com. Cover letters should also include the following:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State, and Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name and City, State
  • Student ID number
  • GPA (minimum 3.0 in college studies)
  • Expected Graduation Date

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in entrepreneurship.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 7, 2017 and the award will be announced on Friday, August 18, 2017.

For more information:
Email Kristen.brown@brownpc.com at Kristen.brown@brownpc.com


North Coast Financial $500 Scholarship

This scholarship is available to full-time students who are majoring in any business related degree (marketing, finance, accounting, management, etc.).

  • Students must complete and submit their responses to the essay prompt
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • The essay must be the applicant’s original work
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Pursuing a business related degree
  • Students must be able to provide proof of GPA requirement and full-time student status

The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

For more information or to apply, please visit North Coast Financial


KEIR Scholarship for Finance Students

Win a scholarship to a Keir Live or Virtual Review Class PLUS materials for the CFP® Certification Exam! Keir Educational Resources, a leading provider of professional education, will award one scholarship per FPA chapter per CFP® exam cycle. Review locations and dates can be found on the website at www.keirsuccess.com

This award has a retail value of $1,000. Scholarships are awarded based on merit with consideration given to career goals and any honors received.

Deadline to apply: May 2, 2017.

Download the application form with instructions here


TBSr Scholarship Awards in Information Technology

Technology in Business Schools Roundtable sponsors the “Innovation Awards for Students”. They offer up to five awards, each award will be up to $1000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any College of Business student (or group of students) from a TBSr member institution is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, students could submit any one of the following:

  • A traditional paper
  • An audio-visual presentation
  • A video recording

The topic of the submission should be the student perspective on any IT issue they feel is important.

Students are encouraged to pursue innovative and entertaining formats to demonstrate their points using any sort of media they choose.

Winners will be expected to present their winning submission at this year’s TBSr Annual Meeting, preferably in person or through video-conference. This year’s annual meeting is at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 12-15, 2017.

Submission Deadline: Submit your work to Mary Hardin at mhardin@uakron.edu, before April 08, 2017. Please include your name, major, and contact information (email and phone), and be sure to include TBSr Scholarship in the subject line.

For more information, visit http://tbsroundtable.org/Scholarship-Awards


Women in Wealth Management Scholarship

Budros, Ruhlin & Roe established a strategic initiative to enhance their reputation as a women-friendly wealth management firm among clients, peer firms, and members of our community. As a direct result of their focus on female leadership, Budros, Ruhlin & Roe has created a Women in Wealth Management Scholarship.

  • Must be a female enrolled in a finance major or a related major at a university in the United States
  • Expecting to obtain an undergraduate or graduate school degree in a finance-related field before June 30, 2019
  • Planning to pursue a career in personal wealth management and obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship, visit: Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc.


Factor Finders $1,000 Scholarship

Applicant must be a current, full-time undergraduate student at an accredited Ohio 4-year college or university as of January 1, 2017. The winner will be required to provide proof of enrollment. Scholarship is only open to students attending Ohio colleges/university

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a legal US resident
  • Scholarship is open to all majors

To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the topic, “The internet has forever changed our society, but for good or bad?” (750 word maximum). Applicants must apply to contest via email and include their essay as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment. Essay headers must include full name, school name, year of graduation, email address, and phone number. All essay submissions should be sent to scholarships@factorfinders.com from the applicant’s .edu email address. Only email submissions will be accepted. More information can be found here.

Award:$1,000 scholarship to be awarded in check form, made payable to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending.

Deadlines to apply:

  • For the Spring 2017 semester, essays must be submitted by December 30, 2016. Winner will be selected by January 13, 2017 and notified by email.
  • For Fall 2017 semester, essays must be submitted by June 1, 2017. Winner will be selected by June 30, 2017 and notified by email.