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External Scholarships

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) – provide scholarship funding for graduate accounting students. Past UNC MAC students have received scholarships from this institution.

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.

Many of our students seek credentials aside from the CPA to support their careers in the accounting field. The Institute of Management Accountants offers a scholarship program for students pursuing Certified Management Accounting certification. Their application process requires nomination from the MAC Program and we are allowed a maximum of 10 nominations per year.  Learn more about the CMA scholarship. For CMA scholarship nomination consideration while enrolled in MAC, reach out to Brian Papajcik.

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.

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