Specialized Master's Programs

Fellowships

The average M.S. in Accountancy scholarship is over $16,000,with several exceeding $30,000.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, work, and internship experience, honors, the applicant’s ability to further the diversity initiatives of the program and the profession, performance on standardized tests, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and each applicant’s personal statement.

The personal statement should include as many of the following components as apply:

  • Significant life experiences and/or challenges overcome

  • Ethnicity/cultural heritage

  • Educational attainment of parents and grandparents (i.e., whether you are a first-generation college student)

  • Unique background or special talents

  • Community service

  • Goals and achievements

  • How past leadership experiences have prepared you for active involvement in the University of Notre Dame M.S. in Accountancy program.

Once we receive a completed application, decisions regarding admission and scholarship will be made on a rolling basis.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

AICPA

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Scholarships

The American Woman’s Society of CPAs Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund/ALPFA

CPAexcel

Yellow Ribbon Program

The University of Notre Dame is pleased to be participating in the new GI Bill known as the Yellow Ribbon Program. The legislation enacted by Congress authorized significant benefits to eligible U.S. military veterans with honorable discharges who served on active duty after September 11, 2001, for at least 36 months.

The MSA program will cover $4,000 of tuition and mandatory fees, which will be credited towards your tuition account and distributed equally between the two semesters of the program. If you receive Yellow Ribbon scholarship assistance, the Veterans Administration will match the University’s award up to a combination of benefits and scholarships not to exceed the total of tuition and mandatory fees.

Questions regarding the eligibility of a veteran for Yellow Ribbon benefits should be directed to the VA regional office in Indianapolis (317-916-3684) or to the VA regional office in his/her home state of residence. General questions regarding Notre Dame’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services (574-631-6445).

Financial Aid

After you have been accepted into the program and received notification regarding a scholarship award, you can contact the Office of Financial Aid orhttp://financialaid.nd.edu/for further loan information. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame. The Office of Financial Aid is also responsible for loan and student employment opportunities on campus.

Master of Science in Accountancy Dean's Distinguished Fellowships

All Notre Dame MSA applicants are eligible to apply for a Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship. Recipients of the Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship receive a full-tuition fellowship and an additional award for non-tuition program expenses: a graduate assistant position, which comes with a stipend.

Three Dean’s Distinguished Fellowshipsmay beawarded each academic year to students who exhibit superior merit and demonstrate a commitment to lead with integrity, foster effective organizations, and consider the greater good.

The criteria for selection of a fellowship award may include leadership traits, personal background, academic or extracurricular achievement, work/internship experience, or commitment to serving or working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations.

Since a fellowship evaluation is completed in conjunction with the admissions decision (with no extra paperwork required), a candidate only needs to apply to the program to be considered.

Alumni Referrals

If you’re a current student or an alumnus, you understand the rigor of our program. Because of that, we value your opinion, and we know you’re better able to recognize prospective students who have the academic excellence, critical thinking, and personal accountability necessary to thrive in our program.

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