Do you know anyone in the US who is in school – or about to head to school – to get an accounting, economics or finance degree? Could they benefit from a little financial help? If so, make sure to tell them about Xero’s $5,000 accounting, economics or finance scholarship.
Here at Xero, the accounting and financial worlds are obviously a huge part of what we do. What’s more, we know that accounting, economics and finance students go on to play an extremely important role in the small business world. So we’ve decided to award $5,000 to a student who is majoring in one (or more) of these subjects.
Who can apply for Xero’s accounting or finance scholarship?
All legal US residents who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school (which must also be in the US). Applicants must be majoring in accounting, economics or finance. There is no age limit and it doesn’t matter what stage of study the student is at (see below for GPA requirements).
What can the scholarship money be used for?
Any costs directly related to an accounting or finance degree – such as tuition or course materials.
What should applications include?
In order to be considered, applicants must submit the following before the closing date of August 30th 2014:
- A 500–700 word essay that answers the following question: “What compels you to study accounting and/or finance? What is your end goal, and how do you think you will make a difference in this field?”
- Transcripts: High school graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or university or business school: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
- Proof of full-time enrolment in an accredited university or business school in the US
- One letter of recommendation from a relevant referee to serve as a reference.
Applications need to be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, feel free to send them to this email address as well.
For more information, including selection criteria and official terms and conditions, check out: