Chapter Due Date:

Completed Scholarship Applications (with all attachments) must be received by February 15, 2016.


Eligibility Requirements: 

1. Shall be either a part-time or full-time student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting or an equivalent designated post-baccalaureate certificate of accounting.

2. Shall have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours with a declared major in accounting.

3. Shall be attending an accredited college, university or professional school of accounting.

4. Need not be a member of AFWA.

Chapter Scholarship Application

2016-2017 Chapter Scholarship Application (74kb)



Submit applications to:

Completed applications with all attachments must be received by February 15, 2016.


Certification Scholarships:

If you have earned a professional certification in a field related to accounting or finance during the 24 months ending February 15, 2015, we encourage you to apply for a spring 2015 Foundation Certification "Scholarship." We want to recognize our members' achievements!

You may have earned a CPA, CFP, CFE, CIA, CMA, CVA or CGFM, any of which cost you a significant amount of money in exam, certification or license fees. The Foundation would like to help AFWA members by reimbursing you for all or a part of your related expenses.

To be considered for the "Professional Certification Scholarship" please complete the Certificate Scholarship application form and submit it along with your resume, grade transcript and diagnostic report of you passing exam scores. Please note the deadline for the completed Professional Certification Scholarship application is March 1, 2015.

The Foundation awards these "scholarships" to AFWA members only.

In support of our mission, this program was developed by the leaders of the foundation for the purpose of assisting students and professionals in need of financial support to pursue their goals of higher education or certification.  

AFWA Spring Certification Scholarship 

AFWA Spring Certification Application(60kb)  


Dr. Mary Feeney Bonawitz, Accounting PhD Scholarship: 

Susan Adams, CPA, 2015 Foundation Scholarship Chair Dear AFWA Member.

Deciding to pursue a PhD in accounting may be one of the biggest decisions of your life. The AFWA Educational Foundation recognizes the value of supporting AFWA members in reaching these academic and professional goals. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and recognize superlative achievement by AFWA members who are PhD students seeking a degree in accounting. The scholarship award is $1,000 to be applied towards research costs incurred in completing a PhD accounting program.

To be considered for the Dr. Mary Feeney Bonawitz, Accounting PhD Scholarship, please fully complete the application form. To help the scholarship committee determine the best scholarship recipient, please also submit a 150-250 word essay about your reasons for pursuing a PhD in accounting and how you plan to advocate for women in the accounting profession. Any applicant who does not submit a complete application form, essay and grade transcript will not be considered.

Dr. Mary Feeney Bonawitz, Accounting PHD Scholarship

Accounting PhD Scholarship(78kb)  

The deadline to submit the PhD Accounting Scholarship application is March 1, 2015. Winners will be notified by May 1, 2015 for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic school year.

We are proud of you for taking charge of your career and for expecting more of yourself and of our profession. Your membership in ASWA and your contributions to The Foundation advance our mission. If you have any questions about this scholarship or the application, please contact us





AFWA Philadelphia Chapter