Department of Accountancy & Taxation

Accounting Scholarship Information

The Department of Accountancy & Taxation Scholarship Application is available for undergraduate accounting majors, students in the Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP), and students in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY) Program.

Apply Here for Fall 2022 Scholarships

In addition to internal scholarships, students can upload materials for external scholarships through our business partners and organizations.

The application is available at the start of each academic year (i.e. fall) and submitted application data is archived at the end of the academic year (i.e. summer). The timeline is outlined below.

  • During the fall, students have the ability to create a user account and submit an application.
  • In the spring, students who submitted an application in the fall will need to update and resubmit their application to be considered for scholarships awarded in the spring; students who did not apply during fall may create a user account (if not created during the fall) and submit an application in the spring.
  • At the end of the academic year (i.e. summer), submitted applications will be archived, and students will need to create a new user account and submit a new application to be considered for scholarships.

Please Note: Submission of the scholarship application does not guarantee that the applicant will be awarded a scholarship.

 

Eligibility Requirements

The Department of Accountancy & Taxation Scholarship Application is only open to declared and enrolled accounting undergraduate majors or students enrolled in the CAP or MSACCY programs. In addition to students in the traditional programs, students pursuing the Online BBA in Accounting or Online MSACCY through UH Extend may be eligible for certain need-based scholarships through the Department of Accountancy and Taxation.

A 3.5 cumulative GPA is required for students in the traditional or online BBA in Accounting or the traditional or online MSACCY Program.

Students who are enrolled in CAP must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have at least 9 hours of CAP accounting courses completed.

 

External Scholarships

Students who apply for an external scholarship offered by one of our business partners or organizations will need to upload the application form(s) for each scholarship they apply to. Students will be notified via email when external scholarships become available. Eligibility requirements and deadlines vary for each external scholarship.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

    General
  • How do I apply?

    You can apply by submitting the completed Department of Accountancy & Taxation Scholarship Application.

  • If I am in the Online BBA Accounting or Online MSACCY program, can I apply for scholarships through the accounting department as well as external accounting organizations/partners?

    Yes, declared and enrolled accounting students in the Online BBA or Online MSACCY offered through UH Extend may be eligible for various need-based scholarships offered by the accounting department as well as scholarships available from external accounting organizations/partners.

  • When do I apply?

    You may submit the online application at any time for departmental scholarships. The earlier you apply, the more scholarships there are available and the more for which you will be considered. Please note, if you apply for scholarships in the fall, you must update and resubmit your application every spring semester to be considered for scholarships awarded in the spring. You will also need to create a new user account and submit a new application each fall.

    You may only submit the department scholarship application once per semester, but you may submit as many external scholarship applications as you wish when they become available (announced via email). The deadline for each external scholarship application will be included in the information sent via email.

  • Who can apply?

    The application is available for students in the traditional (in-person) or online BBA Accounting and MSACCY programs. CAP students may also apply. Scholarship applicants in the BBA Accounting and MSACCY programs must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA; CAP students must also have a 3.5 cumulative GPA with at least 9 hours of CAP accounting courses completed.

  • Can I apply before I am admitted to the undergraduate or graduate program?

    You will need to be a declared and enrolled accounting major or enrolled in the CAP or MSACCY program before you can apply.

  • Are there scholarships for international students?

    Yes. International students who have been accepted into Bauer College are eligible to apply for scholarships.

  • If I was admitted for spring, can I submit a scholarship application before the start of my first semester?

    Students who do not meet eligibility requirements detailed under “Eligibility Requirements” will not be considered for scholarships until the requirements are met. However, students admitted for spring who apply for scholarships before the start of their first semester may update and resubmit their applications once spring grades post to be considered for any scholarships that may be awarded for summer.

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    Awards
  • When are scholarships awarded?

    Scholarships will be awarded throughout the academic year.

  • How do I find out if I received a scholarship?

    You will be notified via email if you have been awarded a scholarship.

  • What is the scholarship award amount?

    The award amount will vary for both the departmental scholarship and external scholarships.

  • Are scholarship award decisions based on merit or financial need?

    Both merit and financial need are considered for the departmental scholarship. For external scholarships, it will vary.

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    Application Process
  • What information do I need to fill out the application?

    For the departmental scholarship, you will need access to your prior grades. For external scholarships, the requirements will vary by scholarship.

  • Do I need a letter of recommendation?

    Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or supervisors are required for internal scholarships. These recommendations are gathered electronically through the electronic system. You will be required to enter an email address for your recommender which will allow an online form to automatically be sent to your recommender. The recommenders have the option to upload a letter in addition to submitting the recommendation form. For external scholarships, the requirement will vary.

  • Can I save the application and finish it later?

    Yes, the application can be saved and resumed later within the same semester. Applications submitted during the fall will need to be updated and resubmitted to be considered for spring. Students will need to create new user accounts and applications at the start of each fall semester.

 

Other Questions

For technical questions regarding the application form, please email acctconnect@uh.edu.

For questions regarding scholarship eligibility, email Dr. Michael Newman at michaeln@uh.edu.