Contests and Scholarships

CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS


The Ideathon – A Pitch Competition

Liftoff Pgh

How will you disrupt healthcare? Liftoff PGH, Pittsburgh’s first healthcare innovation conference, is hosting a pitch competition to find bold new solutions in maternal health and end of life care.
Win up to $25,000 in prizes Undergraduate and graduate students compete live at the Liftoff PGH summit. No business experience or healthcare knowledge required.

Applications due March 18th.

Apply Here!


CFA Society Pittsburgh

2019-20 Collegiate Personal Financial Planning Competition

The CFA Society of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the Society’s Fifth Annual, Collegiate Personal Financial Planning Competition. 

Students currently enrolled at a two or four year academic institution are eligible to compete, and schools must formally register by submitting the accompanying registration form to Gene Natali at:  emnatali@csmckee.com.  Spring and Fall Semester entries are eligible.

Application due April 1.

Registration form found here!


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AT THE CAPITOL PENNSYLVANIA

April 7, 2020

WHAT IS URC-PA?

The URC-PA poster Conference is an educational event allowing the undergraduate students enrolled in Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities to showcase their research talents to the Commonwealth’s key decision-makers. All fields of research are encouraged.  As a participant, you will spend the day in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building, share experiences and ideas with your counterparts from other schools, and enlighten your state legislators on the topics that are important to you and our society. When possible, a visit to either the Senate or House Chamber is part of the day’s events.

WHEN IS THE URC-PA POSTER CONFERENCE?

Declaration of intent to participate due February 14!

Register Here!


e-Fest® 2020 Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge

$250,000 in cash prizes — and a world-class entrepreneurship experience — up for grabs for undergraduate students in North America! Undergraduate student teams submitting a pitch video and slide deck by the deadline will be judged for entry into the Top 25 Finalists. Finalist teams and their team advisor will each receive paid travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota in April. Meeting and presenting at the beautiful Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, students will interact and compete for prize dollars during three action-packed days of networking and competitions.

Open: Feb 14, 2020
Deadline: Mar 8, 2020 11:59 pm Pacific Time

Apply Here!


Student Entrepreneur Program 

SEP is a premier startup program for collegiate female founders. Join us in 2020!

Accepted students will:

  • Participate in a tailored entrepreneurship curriculum
  • Receive mentoring from some of the most successful women owned businesses and America’s largest Fortune 500 companies.
  • Pitch for $20,000 in seed capital (1st Place – $10,000, 2nd Place – $6,000, 3rd Place – $4,000)
  • Engage in experiential learning through off-site visits to WBEs, corporate campuses, and the local entrepreneur ecosystem.
  • Showcase their business on the trade fair floor of the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair , the largest women’s business development conference in the country, and
  • Network with its 4,000+ attendees

Application due February 23!

Apply Here!


SCHOLARSHIPS


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Calling all STEM Scholars!

Lockheed Martin launched a new scholarship program in 2019 to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!

We are continuing to award scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.

Application due March 12.

Apply Here!


AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.

Application due March 1.

More info here!


AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs

The AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. This award provides financial assistance to outstanding students majoring in accounting or an accounting-related field. All applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered. Students interested in being considered for more than one AICPA Legacy Scholarship awards need only complete one application—applicants will be evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible in the program.

Application due March 1.

More info here!


AWSCPA Scholarship Award

The AWSCPA Scholarship Award is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. This award provides financial assistance to outstanding female students majoring in accounting or an accounting-related field. All applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered. Students interested in being considered for more than one AICPA Legacy Scholarship awards need only complete one application—applicants will be evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible.
Application due March 1.

AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award

AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer award provides financial assistance to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field.
Application due March 1.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars.

Application due March 1.

More info here!


Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Accounting Scholarships & Awards

Academic Scholarship | Minority Scholarship | Community College Scholarship | CPA Exam Scholarships

All applications due March 18.

Apply Here!


PMIEF James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award

This research paper award recognizes excellence in student development of original concepts in project management. Papers are selected based upon the research and creative effort that are best directed toward advancing the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks.

Application due February 15!

Apply Here!


PMIEF Donald S. Barrie Award

The PMIEF Donald S. Barrie Award, sponsored by the former PMI Design-Procurement-Construction Specific Interest Group (DPC SIG), is presented annually at the PMI® Global Conference–North America by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation.

Application due February 15!

Apply Here!


The NABA Inc., Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship Program is the mechanism through which the local chapter demonstrates its commitment to providing financial assistance to students preparing to enter the accounting and/or finance profession.

Requirements

  • An essay of a minimum of 500 words (maximum 750).
  • An updated resume. At a minimum, resumes should include: education history, detailed work experience, extracurricular activities (including NABA involvement), and awards/accomplishments. Applicants should provide dates for all items included in the resume.
  • Applicants who are not US citizens should be prepared to provide a copy of their permanent resident visa, if requested.

All materials above must be submitted via the online portal by March 31, 2020 for your application to be considered.

*All applicants MUST be NABA Members*

Submit your application request Here!

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