School of Accountancy

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Supporting your education

The School of Accountancy offers numerous scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a business education. Many of these scholarships and awards specifically apply to accounting undergraduate and graduate students. Funded through generous gifts from individuals and businesses, these scholarships assist you in completing your accounting degree and pursuing success as a professional.

You must submit the General and Departmental Application Form by March 1 to be considered for a School of Accountancy scholarship. If you are selected for a scholarship, you must also attend the scholarship banquet held each spring. Your scholarship will then apply for the coming academic year.

Other aid opportunities

You may qualify for additional University scholarships. The office of financial aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans. Most scholarships at Missouri State University, including those designated for accounting students, require the submission of a completed Missouri State General and Departmental Application Form. Details about additional materials are included in the descriptions below.

Financial need is often considered in the awarding of scholarships, and is determined solely by your Federal Application for Student Financial Aid.

Additional questions, comments or concerns can be directed to:

School of Accountancy
Glass Hall, Room 439
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
417-836-5414

Accounting Club Scholarship

Value

$500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a paid, active member of Accounting Club/IMA Student Chapter
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and completed or presently be enrolled in ACC 301
  • Be enrolled in at least nine undergraduate hours or six graduate hours.
  • Submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on your future academic and career goals.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Andersen Accounting Scholarship

Value

Value and number of scholarships is dependent on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student seeking a graduate degree in Accounting.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Association of Government Accountants - Ozark Chapter Scholarship

Value

The amount varies year to year based on availability of funds

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

This scholarship requires the submission of a separate, hard-copy application and additional materials not available through the online application. Please contact the School of Accountancy for more information

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior accounting major
  • Have an ACT score of at least 27 or an SAT score of 1220
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.25

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Barry Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Value

$150

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship

Value

Value and number of scholarships is dependent on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate Accounting major. All else equal award should be selected on highest academic performance as indicated by cumulative and departmental GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Bill J. and Helen L. Bass Memorial Scholarship

Value

The amount varies from year to year based on the availability of funds, with an average amount of $1,500. Two awards will be offered if funding is available.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or greater majoring in accounting that graduated from a high school in Greene or Christian Counties in Missouri
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.5

Preference will be given to members of the Missouri State University Honors College.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

BKD Graduate Scholarship

Value

Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled in the Master of Accountancy program or MBA with an accounting concentration
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate leadership ability

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

BKD LLP Scholarship

Value

Two $1,250 scholarships will be awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior accounting major
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed Intermediate Accounting I
  • Demonstrate leadership ability

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Brent J. Bowman Endowed Book Scholarship for the School of Accountancy

Value

Two $250 scholarships are awarded annually

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.25 and a departmental GPA of 3.0

Preference will be given to sophomores or greater. Awards will be made with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

David B. and Sandra D. Byrd Masters of Accountancy Scholarship

Value

$1000

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least six hours in the Masters of Accountancy program
  • Have an overall GPA and departmental GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

David H. Covey Memorial Scholarship

Value

$500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or greater majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.0

Financial need will be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Davis, Lynn & Moots, P.C Scholarship

Value

$1000

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a junior or greater majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.0
  • Be a graduate of a southwest Missouri high school

Preference will be given to candidates with career goals in public accounting.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Dr. Orie A. Cheatham Scholarship

Value

Number and value of awards dependent on the availability of funding, but awards are generally $500 - $1,000.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a junior or senior seeking a degree in Accounting or Business Education. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Elliott Robinson & Company Accounting Scholarship

Value

$1000

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in accounting (with preference going to a graduate student) who has completed Intermediate Accounting I
  • Have a 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate leadership ability

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Ernst and Young Scholarship

Value

Value and number of scholarships is dependent on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate Accounting major. All else equal award should be selected on highest academic performance as indicated by a cumulative and departmental GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Heartland Regional Council of the IMA Scholarship

Value

$2000

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Selection Notification

Wait for notification by the School of Accountancy Scholarship Committee and the director of the School of Accountancy.

Jack E. Weimer - Jack E. Weimer CPA, P.C. Accounting Scholarship

Value

$500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.2
  • Be a graduate of Springfield's Kickapoo or Parkview high schools.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc COB Scholarship Fund

Value

Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to undergraduate students majoring in Computer Information Systems, Finance, or Accounting.  Students must have completed 30 hours of credit and maintained an overall GPA of 3.0.  Student must also submit an essay on their merit.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Kathryn and James Golding Scholarship

Value

The amount varies from year to year based on availability of funds

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior accounting major
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Be currently working at least part-time

The award must go to a student from southwest Missouri, with first preference going to students from Barry, Lawrence or Newton counties. If all else is equal, financial need may be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Kelly and Julie Stumpe Accounting Scholarship

Value

$500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.2

Preference will be given to freshmen, who will be considered based on high school academic performance and leadership. Sophomores or greater must have an overall GPA of 3.2. Special consideration will be made for those demonstrating leadership.

Awards will be made with regard to financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

KPM Scholarship

Value

The amount varies year to year based on the availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or greater majoring in accounting
  • Have completed Intermediate Accounting I
  • Have a 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and experience

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

KPMG Scholarship

Value

The amount varies year to year based on the availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a senior majoring in accounting
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.2

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Leggett & Platt Accounting Scholarship

Value

Two $1000 awards are made annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior majoring in the School of Accountancy
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.0

Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in industry.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Pendleton Family Foundation Scholarship

Value

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded.

 

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student seeking a degree in Accountancy that has a 3.0 GPA or higher and demonstrates financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Phillips Petroleum Accounting Scholarship

Value

Value and number of scholarships is dependent on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student majoring in Accounting.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Ronald and Carol Bottin Scholarship

Value

A single $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student seeking a degree in either Accounting, Finance, or Management. Incoming freshman will be considered based on high school academic performance and leadership, while current students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference should go to non-traditional, working, single parents.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

School of Accountancy Alumni Scholarship

Value

$500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a junior or senior majoring in accounting or be a student in the MAcc program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Southwest Chapter MSCPA Scholarship

Value

Value and number of scholarships is dependent on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate Accounting major. All else equal award should be selected on highest academic performance as indicated by cumulative and departmental GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

The Whitlock Company Scholarship

Value

The amount varies year to year based on availability of funds, with an average amount of $1000.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a junior or senior accounting major
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

William K. Parmley Memorial Scholarship

Value

$250

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time accounting major
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed Intermediate Accounting I
  • Demonstrate leadership

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed.