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Moynihan Scholarship Fund Presents Education Scholarships

The Moynihan Scholarship Fund (MSF) offers scholarships for accounting students based on financial need and academic performance. The program is administered by the MSF, a 501(c)(3) foundation.  

NYSSCPA Chapter Scholarships are funded by the generosity of members and donors. Please read the requirements carefully as these are unique to each chapter. The program is administered by the MSF, a 501(c)(3) foundation. 

For NYSSCPA Chapter Scholarships please note, the same application link is being used for the Excellence in Accounting and for all NYSSCPA Chapter scholarships.

Learn more and apply! 



The Application Process

You may qualify for more than one scholarship. Please read the details below to see which ones may be right for you.

On the application, each section must be completed in full by the student. If you have any questions, please contact scholarship@moynihanfund.org.


Scholarship Options

 

2022-2023 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

Application is due by June 26, 2022.     Show More


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund will award scholarships up to a maximum amount of $2,500. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for tuition costs only.

Criteria

  • Have declared a major in accounting.
  • Be a resident of New York State and either a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have a permanent resident visa is NOT eligible for a scholarship and should not submit this application.
  • Be enrolled at or accepted to a New York State college or university that offers an accounting program.
  • Be either a Graduate, Senior, or Junior college student in the Fall of 2022.
  • Have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Have completed and filed a FAFSA® application and been approved for financial aid.
  • Applicants who have not applied and been approved for financial aid are not eligible for the scholarship and should not submit this application.
  • Must be a student member of the New York State Society of CPAs. Please go to NYSSCPA Student Membership, it only takes 10 minutes to apply and membership is free.

 


2022-2023 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship for Community College Students

Application is due by June 26, 2022.     Show More


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund will award scholarships up to a maximum amount of $2,500. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for tuition costs only.

Criteria

  • Be in the process of graduating from a New York community college and receiving acceptance to a 4-year New York State college or university.

o The scholarship will not be awarded until formal acceptance into the college or university is official on or before May 31, 2022.

  • Have declared a major in accounting.
  • Be a resident of New York State and either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have a permanent resident visa is NOT eligible for a scholarship and should not submit this application.
  • Be enrolled at or accepted to a New York State college that offers an accounting program.
  • Have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher as of May 31, 2022.
  • Have completed and filed a FAFSA® application and been approved for financial aid. Applicants who have not applied and been approved for financial aid are not eligible for the scholarship and should not submit this application.
  • Must be a student member of the New York State Society of CPAs. Please go to NYSSCPA Student Membership, it only takes 10 minutes to apply and membership is free.

 


2022-2023 COAP Scholarship and Renewal

Application is due by July 10, 2022.     Show More


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee welcome applications for the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Scholarship Program. The program awards $2,000 scholarships that are renewable for up to five years to selected participants of the statewide COAP programs (a maximum total award of $10,000 per recipient). 

Criteria

  • New applicants: Students must be graduates of a 2021 COAP program.
  • Renewing applicants: Students must have attended a COAP program.
  • Be a resident of New York State and either a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have a permanent resident visa is NOT eligible for a scholarship and should not submit this application.
  • Participants must have applied to a college or university in New York state that offers accounting programs that will ultimately prepare the student for licensure as a CPA.
  • Students must have accounting as their anticipated major field of study. Four- and five-year program applicants will be considered. If a student completes their accounting undergraduate program in four years and enters an accounting Master's program, then the fifth year of the award can be applied to the first year of that graduate program.
  • The criteria for initial awards will be academic record, extracurricular activities (including employment), essay completion, and applicant appraisal. These criteria will be evaluated based on applications submitted.
  • Scholarship renewals will be based upon maintenance of an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and an accounting grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Students enrolled in four-year colleges must indicate their future plans for completion of the CPA-required 150 credit hours. If you have questions, please contact scholarship@moynihanfund.org

TO THE APPLICANT: All information is considered confidential and is used only for award determination.

First: You must complete all sections of this application.

Next: You must request or print an unofficial high school transcript and attach the document into the Attach Documents section. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to send the official high school transcript.

Finally: You must make sure that the recommendation section of the application is sent to the person you have selected to choose as a reference for a letter of recommendation. Please select a school counselor, teacher, or COAP Program Chairperson. Your contact must then complete their section and submit online by July 10, 2022. 

 


NYSSCPA’s Suffolk Chapter Scholarship

Application is due by June 26, 2022.     Show More


In memory of George T. Foundotos, CPA, NYSSCPA Suffolk Chapter will award a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The scholarship will be sent to the university or college for tuition costs only.

Criteria

  • Applicants’ primary residence must be in Suffolk County.
  • U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have a permanent resident visa is NOT eligible for a scholarship and should not submit this application.
  • “B+” average (3.5 out of a 4.0 G.P.A.) on all previous schoolwork.
  • Proof of acceptance as a full-time matriculated student to a New York college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year (NY school is a requirement for eligibility).
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Please describe in 400 words or less: what you consider your most significant voluntary contribution to your community or an individual who has been your biggest influence, your life ambition, and what you hope to achieve with your CPA license. (Required)
  • Must be a student member of the New York State Society of CPAs. Please go to NYSSCPA Student Membership, it only takes 10 minutes to apply and membership is free.

 


NYSSCPA’s Staten Island Chapter Scholarship

Application is due June 26, 2022.     Show More


In memory of Bernard Del Rey, CPA, NYSSCPA Staten Island Chapter will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for tuition costs only.

Criteria

  • Must be a Resident of Staten Island
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Preference for students attending a college or university located in Staten Island
  • Preference for students entering the fifth year of an Accounting Program moving towards 150 credits
  • Must be a student member of the New York State Society of CPAs. Please go to NYSSCPA Student Membership, it only takes 10 minutes to apply and membership is free.

 


2021 - 2022 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Winners 

School
Scholarship Winner
Baruch College Joshua Reid
Canisius College Samantha Budzinski
Canisius College Daniel Mosher
Canisius College Brianna Horn
Canisius College Brian Tusznio
Iona College Raul Peralta
Iona College Dariana Castellares Bedon
Iona College Marianne Lopez
Iona College Jason Rossi
Le Moyne College Allyson Hall
Long Island University Sophia Chianese
Manhattan College Aaron Kim
Mercy College Ayesha Babar
Nazareth College of Rochester Giovanni Greer
New York University Rebbeca Khors
Niagara University Margaret Vincent
Niagara University Alexis Bueme
NYU Stern Soraya Ali
NYU Stern Benjamin Newhouse
Siena College Eric LaPointe
St. John’s University Karina Wilson
St. John’s University Anjali Pharsi
St. John’s University Jessica Demartino
St. John’s University Arielle Domenech
Stony Brook University Yuling Huang
SUNY New Paltz Arturo Castaneda
SUNY Plattsburgh Moe Dar
University at Albany Georgie Torres
University at Buffalo Patrick Shanks
University at Buffalo Jacky Lin
University at Buffalo Donell Carter
University at Buffalo Atira Boos

2021 - 2022 COAP Scholarship Winners

School
Name
Baruch College Jesus Vasquez
University at Albany Sean Lee