Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance


“We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities.”
-John Waitzkin

The mission of the Foundation is to promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting, with the goal of guiding women to achieve success in their careers. We believe that to decrease barriers for women in the accounting and financial profession, education and access to career development resources are essential. The Foundation aims to ensure women will have the tools and resources to achieve every career success they desire.

NOW OPEN: CERTIFICATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFWA MEMBERS. For those taking the CPA, CFP, CFE, CIA, CMA, or CVA. Applications due March 1, 2015.

  • AFWA Members, login to the AFWA Member Login and visit Member Resources to download the application.



More Scholarships from the Foundation of AFWA

Finance and Accounting Scholarships: The undergraduate and master’s scholarships are open to the public.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships – To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting or finance degree.
    • Including the Paula Zanni Award, presented annually to one outstanding undergraduate scholar.
  • Master’s Scholarships – For those attending an accredited College or University enrolled in a master’s program, and is pursuing an accounting or finance degree.
  • Native American Scholarship – To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting or finance degree. Applicant must be enrolled or a direct descendant of an enrolled member in a Federal or State recognized tribe.

AFWA Member Scholarships: Applicants must be a current member of AFWA to be considered. To apply, log into the AFWA Member site and find current applications in the Member Resources section. Or, contact your chapter scholarship chair or president for more information. Visit our Chapter Directory now.

  • Certification – To support the exam fees of AFWA members for any one of the following certifications: CPA, CFP, CFE, CIA, CMA, or CVA.
  • CPAexcel Review – To provide registration for a CPAexcel CPA Review Course
  • PhD Scholarship – To cover the cost of research for a student seeking a PhD degree in accounting. Applications due annually by March 1.


Congratulations to the Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Recipients! (view recipients here)


Special thanks to our Partners for their support of the following scholarships:

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