The Accounting Scholars program provides high-achieving students with career-focused opportunities and mentorship from alumni in the profession.
This two-semester program for students interested in accounting careers facilitates the exploration of careers in traditional and niche markets through advanced job search skill development, mentorship with alumni in accounting professions, and hands-on learning experiences. The program is designed for accounting majors in their second or third year of school.
Admission into the Accounting Scholars program is competitive. Applications will be accepted each fall semester. Accepted students will take a one-credit-hour course during the spring semester following acceptance and a one-credit-hour course during the subsequent fall semester.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of KPMG, accepted students receive a scholarship equal to the cost of two credit hours of tuition for the program courses.
Applying to the program
An ideal Accounting Scholar candidate:
- Shows a keen interest in pursuing a career in accounting
- Has superior academic achievement with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5
- Demonstrates exceptional initiative and leadership ability
- Is in their second or third year of school
- Is willing to commit to a 12-month participation in the program
- Accepted students will take a one-credit-hour course during the spring semester following acceptance and a one-credit-hour course during the subsequent fall semester
- Is not already a Jennett Finance Scholar
The 2023–24 application for the Accounting Scholars program closed on Nov. 5. Interviews will be conducted between mid-November and early December.
Designed to expand awareness of highly desirable opportunities in the accounting profession, to engage with alumni and connect students with mentors in those areas of the profession, and to provide advanced experiential opportunities for accounting majors. Enrollment restricted.
Designed to help students develop advanced job search and networking skills in order to obtain highly desirable opportunities in the accounting profession and to provide advanced experiential opportunities for accounting majors. Enrollment restricted.