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Moynihan Scholarship Fund Presents Education Scholarships
Please Apply by July 8, 2024

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

NYSSCPA Chapter Scholarships, also administered by MSF, are funded by the generosity of members and donors. Please read the requirements carefully, as these are unique to each chapter. You can use the same link to apply for NYSSCPA Chapter Scholarships and Excellence in Accounting scholarships.

Learn more and apply! 

Scholarship Details

Students may qualify for more than one scholarship. Please read the details below to determine which scholarships you qualify for.

  • MSF Scholarship Award Amounts vary, with a maximum amount of  $2,500 per award.
  • MSF will strive to Submit Scholarship monies to each school before the end of the fall semester (of the Spring Semester, at the latest).
  • The Excellence in Accounting Scholarships Requirements:
    1. You'll need to email your 2024‒2025 student aid report, financial award letter, and your official transcript from your university to scholarship@moynihanfund.org.

      400-word max essay describing your background, career aspirations, volunteering activities, and why you are deserving of the scholarship. You may use the same essay to enter into multiple awards (if eligible)

      Please provide contact information of person(s) for letters of recommendation. It is encouraged to select "Request now" when completing the letter of recommendation portion of the application so that your recommender receives the request as soon as possible.


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.

To apply for any scholarship on this page, you must be an NYSSCPA Student Member. Please go to NYSSCPA Student Membership. It only takes a few minutes to apply, and membership is FREE.

Additional scholarship information and criteria that are pertinent to your application are contained within the application itself.
 

Scholarship Options

 

Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund will award scholarships up to the maximum amount of $2,500.00. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for total tuition costs.

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.
  • Can be either a Graduate, Senior, or Junior college student in the Fall of 2024.
  • Have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher by December 31, 2023.
  • 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.

 


Excellence in Accounting Scholarship for Community College Students

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund will award scholarships up to the maximum amount of $2,500.00. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for total tuition costs.

Criteria

  • Be in the process of graduating and receiving acceptance to a 4-year New York State college or university. (The scholarship will not be awarded until formal acceptance into the college or university is official on or before October 1, 2023.)
  • Have declared a major in accounting.
  • Be a resident of New York State and be 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 December 31, 2023.
  • Have completed and filed an 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.

 


COAP Scholarship and Renewal

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund will award scholarships and renewal scholarships of $2,000.00. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for total tuition costs. 

Criteria

  • New applicants: Students must be graduates of a 2023 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 Masters’ degree 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 the 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.

Please Note:

  • All sections of this application must be completed.
  • An official high school transcript (as of December 31, 2023) must be requested by the student, and printed out or attached in the “Attach Documents” section. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may be required to submit an additional official transcript as of the end of the Spring 2024 semester.
  • Please make sure that the recommendation section of the application is sent to the person you have selected for a letter of recommendation. Please select a school counselor or COAP Program Chairperson. Your contact must complete their section and submit it online by June 1, 2024.


NYSSCPA Max Block and David Anchin Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and friends created the Max Block scholarship in 1988 and the David Anchin scholarship in 1990 to honor the memory of two of the firm’s founders.

The firm was founded in 1923 by Max Anchin, Max Block and David Anchin while the three were evening students at the Business School of City College (now known as Baruch College).

Max Block and David Anchin were both long time, active members of the State Society. Education was very important to both of them.

Max Block served as managing editor of the NYSSCPA’s Journal (now The CPA Journal) from 1958 to 1972. Many individuals who knew him have described him as a visionary whose ideas helped form the basis for many reporting and practice management concepts used today. Since 1975, The CPA Journal has recognized his contributions and achievements by bestowing the Max Block Distinguished Article Award on the most outstanding articles published in the past year.

A past winner of the New York State Society of CPAs Distinguished Service Award, Mr. Block was also inducted as a member of the inaugural class of Society’s Accountants Hall of Fame in 2000.

David Anchin spent his post professional life giving back. He wanted to give something back to this country because he felt so privileged that he was able to go to school. He once said that "As long as I live, I will continue to repay that debt, and I can think of no better way than through the education of children."

Mr. Anchin was a strong and able mentor of student, teacher, and administrators alike, introducing new programs which had visible and immediate results. He and his wife established several programs aimed largely at giving at-risk children a better chance for educational success. The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching was established in his memory to honor and support the work of educators across the state of Florida.

With these scholarships, the firm hopes to award students who have similar passions to be an outstanding person and CPA, with a desire to help and give back to others.

  • Have declared a major in accounting and have completed 72 credits, including intermediate 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 enrolled and attending Baruch College (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Can be either a Graduate, Senior or Junior college student in the Fall of 2024.
  • Have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher by December 31, 2023.
  • Write a short essay (see application for full details).

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter’s Ted Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


In memory of Theodore “Ted” A. Wilson, CPA, NYSSCPA Manhattan/Bronx Chapter will award scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for total tuition costs.

The Chapter created this scholarship to honor the memory of this former board member who led a life of selflessness and service.

Ted Wilson was a United States Marine and a graduate of Baruch College. Ted was the first African American accountant hired by the New York Office of Arthur Young & Company (1965), where he became an Audit Manager. He then became a Partner in Aiken & Wilson CPAs. For over 40 years, Ted was an active member of the NYSSCPA volunteering in countless ways and helping to promote the CPA profession. Throughout his brilliant career, Ted nurtured and developed young accountants of all nationalities. He was a community activist and served on the boards of many charitable, professional and community organizations, in addition to the NYSSCPA, such as Abbott House, Bronx Community Health Network and the Westchester Children’s Association. Ted was also an active member of the AICPA. He was a leader in the growth of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), where he served as their third National President.

When Ted was not volunteering and spending time with his family, he enjoyed running and biking. However, his real fascination was with the sky. He became a pilot in the 1970s and then fell in love with skydiving. In 2010, during his 546th jump, he and a friend were fatally injured. At the time of his death, Ted was in line to become the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter President.

With this scholarship, the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter hopes to award students who have similar passions to be an outstanding person and CPA, with a desire to help and give back to others.

Eligible applicants must meet the following six criteria—

  • Reside in the state of New York and either be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be a full-time student and majoring in accounting.
  • Have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0-point scale as of December 31, 2023.
  • Have filed a FAFSA application and have been approved for financial aid.
  • Be regularly enrolled and attending one of the following 11 eligible CUNY Schools:
  1. Baruch College
  2. Borough of Manhattan Community College
  3. Bronx Community College
  4. CUNY School of Professional Studies
  5. Guttman Community College
  6. Hostos Community College
  7. Hunter College 
  8. John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  9. Lehman College
  10. Macaulay Honors College
  11. The City College

  • Write a short essay. (essay criteria outlined in the application).
  • Scholarship applicants who do not wish to have their names and contact information disclosed to the NYSSCPA M/B Chapter Board will not receive an award.

NYSSCPA’s Suffolk Chapter George T. Foundotos, CPA Memorial Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


In memory of George T. Foundotos, CPA, NYSSCPA Suffolk Chapter will award a scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00. Scholarships will be sent to universities or colleges for total tuition costs.

The scholarship has been named in the honor of former NYSSCPA Suffolk Chapter President and Statewide President George T. Foundotos, CPA, who passed away in July 2019. George dedicated a great deal of his time to giving back to the accounting profession as an educator, mentor, and friend to all who knew him. George was dedicated to fostering the next generation of CPAs and therefore we are pleased to present this scholarship in his honor.

Criteria

  • Applicants’ primary residence must be in Suffolk County.
    • 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 as of December 31, 2023.
  • Proof of acceptance as a full-time matriculated student to a New York college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year (NY school is a requirement for eligibility).
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Write a short essay. (essay criteria outlined in the application)

 


NYSSCPA’s Staten Island Chapter Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     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 total tuition costs.

Criteria

For the Bernard Del Rey Scholarship Only:

  • Must be a Staten Island resident enrolled in any college/university as an undergraduate or graduate.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident
    • Priority will be given to students attending either of the following schools:
      • College of Staten Island
      • Wagner College
      • Saint John’s University

For the Bernard Del Rey Memorial Staten Island Scholarship:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be $1,000 for full-time study and $500 for part-time study.

 

NYSSCPA’s Westchester Chapter Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


Criteria

The chapter’s scholarship criteria are:

  • Applicant must be a High School Senior at a Westchester High School, with a primary residence in Westchester County, with a declared or intended major in accounting.
  • Applicant must be 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 apply for this award.
  • “B+” average (3.5 out of a 4.0 G.P.A.) on all previous schoolwork. The most recent High School transcript is required and must be submitted with application.
  • Proof of acceptance as a full-time matriculated student to a 4-year accredited College or University for the upcoming academic year
  • Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation. The letter must be from a teacher, coach, or employer and cannot be from family or friends.
  • Applicant must submit a short essay (500 words or less) that is typed. The essay should include applicant’s career goals, the importance of a college education and an accounting degree in achieving those goals and why applicant believes he/she is deserving of the scholarship (e.g., academic, community, financial reasons, etc.).
  • Must be a student member of the New York State Society of CPAs. (Can apply for membership with the scholarship application)

 


J. Michael Kirkland Scholarship

Application is due by July 8, 2024.     Show More


J Michael and Barbara Kirkland created the J Michael Kirkland scholarship in 2023 to award two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each year.

J. Michael Kirkland, CPA, CGMA is a veteran financial executive with over 30 years of experience in accounting, industry, consulting, and business development. He also serves the CPA profession with distinction, lending strong and visible leadership to professional and student groups.

As a long-time, active member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Mr. Kirkland has served in many leadership positions, including president of the Society.

Mr. Kirkland holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University’s New York College of Business Administration. He and his wife Barbara are extremely proud to be able to establish a scholarship to provide an opportunity for those who wish to realize their dreams, to prosper and provide for their families. He says, “It is this great CPA profession that affords us the ability to help others.”

Criteria

  • Be a resident of New York State and either a US citizen or permanent resident. Any applicant who is not a US citizen or does not have a permanent resident visa is NOT eligible for a scholarship and should not submit this application.

  • Have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher by December 31, 2023.

  • Scholarship may cover tuition, fees, books, materials required by the syllabus and room and board. Documentation of these expenditures MUST be supplied.

  • Have completed and filed an FAFSA application and been approved for financial aid.

  • Write a short essay. (Essay criteria outlined in the application.)

  • Upon award, students must join the New York State Society of CPAs CPA Careers Committee. Committee membership is free for NYSSCPA members.

  • Must be enrolled (full-time or part-time) at or accepted to an accredited accounting program at one of the schools below, and planning a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Can be either a Graduate, Senior, or Junior college student in the Fall of 2024 and thereafter.

1. Adelphi University

2. CUNY Bronx Community College

3. CUNY Buffalo

4. CUNY York College

5. Fordham University

6. Manhattan College

7. Marist College

8. Medgar Evers College

9. Pace University

10. Westchester Community College – SUNY

The scholarship is awarded only once: previous recipients may not reapply. The scholarship will only go towards tuition, room, board, and study needs. The recipients will be selected based on their academic performance (review of their official transcripts) and the quality of their personal statement. Financial need will be considered but not necessary.

The selection committee will promptly disclose the names and contact information of the awardees to the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter’s Board, and awardees will attend the Manhattan/ Bronx Chapter Event whereby Scholarship winners are recognized in person or virtually (zoom).

Scholarship applicants who do not wish to have their names and contact information disclosed or do not wish to participate in the award ceremony will not receive an award.

 

 


2023 - 2024 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Schools

College/University
Adelphi University
Baruch College
Binghamton University
Canisius College
College of Staten Island
Cornell University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Hunter College
Iona University
Mercy College
Mercy University
Niagara University
NYU
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. Bonaventure University
St. Francis College
St. John Fisher University
St. John's University
St. Joseph's University
Stony Brook University
SUNY Albany
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Plattsburgh
Syracuse University
Touro university
University at Buffalo
Wagner

NYSSCPA Max Block and David Anchin Scholarship

School
Baruch College

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Scholarship

School
Baruch College
Hunter College

Staten Island Chapter Bernard Del Rey Scholarship

School
College of Staten Island
Iona University
Wagner College

NYSSCPA’s Suffolk Chapter George T. Foundotos, CPA Memorial Scholarship

School
St. Joseph's University