Scholarships

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

Jordan Huntbatch received the Federated Insurance Accounting Scholarship for 2017-18.

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 2019-2020 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 2019-20. Some scholarships have certain stipulations, so it is important that you fill in all blanks.

Email your application to Lori Deering at Lori.Deering@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 2018.

2019-2020 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
Sophomore and Junior Accounting majors – or Accounting majors with at least one semester remaining as a Senior – can qualify for the following scholarship:
Federated Insurance Accounting Scholarship
  • 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

You must have full-time status for the entire 2019-2020 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
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
George and Joann Gardner Accounting Scholarship
  • Junior or Senior Accounting major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0+
  • Completion of Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Awarded to an on-campus student
  • Preference given to student athletes
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
Mid-State Chapter of the MNCPA Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors whose home is in the mid-state region (see the map)
Miller McDonald Accounting Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors demonstrating academic excellence
MN Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
  • Awarded to a Junior or Senior majoring in Accounting
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Documented financial need
  • Intent to sit for the CPA exam
Naomi J. and Robert J. Lowth Scholarship
  • Awarded to Accounting majors demonstrating academic excellence
Stephen and Lauren Vogt Scholarship in Commerce and Markets
  • Awarded to Juniors or Seniors having a double major in two business related areas with preference given to Seniors
  • One of the majors must be Accounting or Business Finance and the second may include emphasis areas of CIS, MIS or Marketing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Leadership skills such as leading a club, volunteering, student government, etc.

More scholarship opportunities:

The President’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 President’s Student Commission scholarship and the David & Kathryn Sorensen Full Tuition Leadership scholarship.

The President’s Student Commission is a group of 6-9 full-time students with various backgrounds and interests working together to advise the president on how to build a better university.  There are 6 seats available through the President’s Student Commission scholarship and 1 seat available through the David & Kathryn Sorensen Full Tuition Leadership Scholarship.

The application for both scholarships is available online and must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019. Students can now apply using the President’s Student Commission online application
President’s Student Commission Scholarship

Students must be enrolled full-time at Bemidji State University with a minimum academic cumulative GPA of 2.5.  Each member of the commission will receive up to a $1,000 scholarship offered by the BSU Foundation for their participation.

David & Kathryn Sorensen Full-Tuition Leadership Scholarship

Students must be graduates of a Minnesota High School with preference given to a Minnesota public school. This scholarship is only available to junior and senior students enrolled full-time at Bemidji State University with a minimum academic cumulative GPA of 2.7.

This full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to one 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. These characteristics should be either embodied in and/or demonstrated by striving to achieve the following behaviors: exhibits integrity, leads innovation, energizes and leads others, and delivers results.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the President’s Office.
P: 218-755-2011
E: president@bemidjistate.edu