Many private organizations and government programs offer fellowships, grants, and scholarships that can help you fund your MAC degree. UNC’s Funding Information Portal organizes these resources and offers a convenient way for you to research these opportunities. Start your research early to give yourself the best chance of receiving an award.
In addition, various accounting industry organizations – most notably the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) – provide scholarship funding for graduate accounting students. Past UNC MAC students have received scholarships from both of these institutions.
Two additional organizations – the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the North Carolina Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners – offer scholarships to MAC students. Unlike the AICPA and NCACPA opportunities, students do not apply directly to these organizations but are instead nominated by the UNC MAC Program.
Finally, each year, one MAC student enrolled in the on-campus format is selected for an exclusive scholarship funded by the NCACPA. Students who are residents of North Carolina, demonstrate financial need, and show strong academic performance are eligible for this award.