Scholarships

Full-time students in Accounting 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 Mandy Wick Accounting Scholarship for 2015-16.

Please review the application information and conditions for each scholarship.

Application Information

The Accounting Department at Bemidji State University announces several scholarships that have been designated for accounting majors for the 2016-2017 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 2016-17. 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.

Application deadline extended to Sunday, March 20, 2016 by midnight!

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

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

2016-2017 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.

Attach a copy of your DARS report. It must be current through Fall Semester 2015.

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
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
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
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
Mid-State Chapter of the MNCPA Scholarship                                           
  • Awarded to Accounting majors who’s home is in the mid-state region
  • 4 awarded annually
Miller McDonald Account Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors demonstrating academic excellence
Stephen and Lauren Vogt Scholarship in Commerce and Markets
  • One award to undergrad from MN accredited high school
  • Double major or double emphases in two business related fields
  • One major must be in Accounting or BuAd Finance
  • Second area may include CIS or Marketing
  • Preference given for leadership skills (club exec, volunteer, student government…)
  • Minimum GPA 3.5

Other scholarship opportunities:

John B. Lilja Undergraduate Scholarship AwardMN GFOA logo

The Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association awards undergraduate scholarships to one or more students majoring in accounting or government finance. Application deadline is April 15, 2016.

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.

Students can now apply using the online application. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Distance Learning Scholarship Information Available Here!