Scholarships

Students in the Accountancy Program are eligible to apply for a variety of merit-based scholarships.

Kaitlin Garding was awarded the Mandy Wick Accounting Scholarship for 2015-16.

Kaitlin Garding was awarded the Joe Kocinski Accounting Scholarship for 2016-17.

Please review the application information and conditions for each scholarship.

Application Information

The Accountancy Program at Bemidji State University announces several scholarships that have been designated for accounting majors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Awards for these scholarships are primarily based on:
  • Academic achievement
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Financial need.

To Apply:

Fill out the Accounting Major Scholarship Form 2017-18. Some scholarships have certain stipulations, so it is important that you fill in all blanks. You will be considered for all of the scholarships for which you qualify.

Email your application to ldeering@bemidjistate.edu or turn in your application to:

Scholarship Committee
c/o Accountancy Department Office
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, #30
Memorial Hall 124
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Attach a copy of your DARS report. It must be current through Fall Semester 2016.

2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarships

Note:  These scholarships are processed through the Financial Aid Office at BSU. Therefore, any scholarship received is awarded along with other financial aid and applied as a reduction of your tuition, fees and residence hall room and board. If a balance remains at the end of each semester, a check is issued to you.

You can qualify for the following two scholarships with either full-time or part-time status in a twelve-month period as an Accounting major:
Dr. Madalyn Wick Accounting Scholarship
  • Awarded each year to a student who is majoring in Accounting and who has completed at least 6 credits of required accounting major courses
  • Must also demonstrate a personal need by working during the academic year while in college
  • Must be taking at least 15 credits in a twelve-month period beginning in the fall to receive the scholarship
Mandy Wick Accounting Scholarship
  • Awarded to a student who is majoring in Accounting who will be entering their junior/senior year at Bemidji State University
  • Must also demonstrate a personal need by working during the academic year while in college
  • Must be taking at least 15 credits in a twelve-month period beginning in the fall to receive the scholarship
  • Priority will be given to the previous year’s recipient of the Dr. Madalyn Wick Accounting Scholarship
You must have full-time status for the entire 2017-2018 academic year as an Accounting major to be considered for the following scholarships:
Ben Miller Scholarship
  • Must be a Junior or Senior Accounting major
  • Award is based on GPA and extracurricular activities
  • 2 awarded annually
CliftonLarsonAllen Scholarship
  • Awarded to an Accounting major with the intent to go into public accounting
  • Junior or Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.5
Deloitte Touche Scholarship
  • Awarded to a Junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and an outstanding student
Eben Calder Scholarship
  • Awarded to a Freshman or Transfer student majoring in Accounting
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 and, if a Freshman, must have graduated in the top 15% of high school class
  • 2 awarded annually
Federated Insurance Accounting Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors
  • 3.5 minimum overall GPA
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a permanent basis
  • Preference will be given to students that hold leadership positions and are involved in community service or extracurricular activities, such as the Accounting Club
Joe Kocinski Accounting Scholarship
  • Awarded to an undergraduate student who is majoring in Accounting, has demonstrated strong academic and leadership achievements and has a financial need
  • 6 awarded annually
Mid-State Chapter of the MNCPA Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors whose home is in the mid-state region
  • 4 awarded annually
Miller McDonald Account Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors demonstrating academic excellence
Naomi J. and Robert J. Lowth Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors demonstrating academic excellence

Other scholarship opportunities:

Wiley Scholarship
  • You must be an actively enrolled full or part-time college student taking at least one accounting course.

Wiley CPAexcel will require winners to provide proof of student status to claim their scholarship. If you decide to purchase Wiley CPAexcel and are subsequently selected as a winner in this drawing, your original order will be refunded in full.

Register online. Registration closes April 30, 2017.

The Minnesota Association of Public Accountants (MAPA) Scholarship
  • For undergraduate students entering their junior year, enrolled in a degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university, majoring in accounting with the intention to practice in the field of public accounting, and having at least a 2.5 or better grade point average.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens attending a U.S. accredited school and a Minnesota resident.

NOTE: Completed applications, letters of recommendation from adviser or professor, and official transcripts cannot be submitted by fax or e-mail. For more information and the application visit the MAPA Scholarship page.

Application deadline: April 15, 2017

David and Kathryn Sorensen Leadership Full Tuition Scholarship
  • Must be a Minnesota High School graduate with preference given to a graduate of a Minnesota public school
  • Must be enrolled full time as a junior or senior student at Bemidji State University
  • Must have a minimum academic cumulative grade point average of 2.70

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who embraces and practices the values of community leadership. Community leadership is exhibited by characteristics that work to improve the environment in which we learn, live, work, recreate, and serve.

Distance Learning Scholarship Information Available Here!