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Scholarships

find out what scholarships are available to you

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Each year the Montana Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, offers scholarships to qualifying accounting majors in Montana. These scholarships are generously funded through contributions from members of the Montana Society of CPAs and other private donors.

The purpose of the MTCPA scholarships is to reward excellence in accounting by awarding students scholarships to assist in their education costs. See below for availability and criteria for each.

University Scholarships

Criteria

  • Accounting Major, currently enrolled in a participating Montana university
  • At least a junior standing with at least one semester of coursework remaining (Graduate students are still eligible)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a graduate of a Montana high school and a current Montana resident
  • Must be a student member of the MTCPA (it's free to join!)

Applying

The application process is maintained and winners chosen by each individual school, listed below:  

  • Carroll College: Scott Brownlee Memorial Scholarship
  • Montana State University-Billings: Anthony Gerharz Scholarship & Marilyn Bartlett Scholarship
  • Montana State University
  • Montana Tech
  • University of Montana

If you are interested in obtaining a scholarship, please talk to your school's accounting academic advisor for more information.

Eldon E. and JoAnn C. Kuhns Family Scholarship

About

Eldon Kuhns was a long-time Montana businessman and CPA in Billings who owned the group of banks known as Montana Bancsystem, Inc. In loving tribute to her husband's memory, JoAnn Kuhns created the Kuhns Family Scholarship to recognize the tremendous talents and potential of Montana accounting students. Each year the family provides two scholarships to future CPAs through the MTCPA.

Criteria

  • Accounting Major, currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, etc.)
  • At least a junior standing with at least one semester of coursework remaining
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a student member of the MTCPA (it's free to join!)
  • Must be a graduate of a Montana high school and a current Montana resident

Applying

This scholarship is administered through the Montana Community Foundation.

For more information on the application process, click below.

Deadline for 2022 scholarship was April 22, 2022.
Deadline for 2023 scholarship is pending.

AICPA Scholarships

The AICPA offers a number of Scholarships and Awards for students. Please click the button below to learn more.