The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (formerly known as the American Society of Women Accountants) was organized by the American Women’s Society of CPA’s to further the advancement of women in accounting. The organization has several membership categories and admits members who are accounting students, bookkeepers, CPA’s, and anyone else interested in the fields of accounting and finance as a career. Each year the Santa Barbara Chapter awards scholarships to students pursuing a major course in accounting and attending a college, university or professional school in Santa Barbara County, with individual scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,500.
The Santa Barbara Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Scholarships. The criteria are as follows:
1. Santa Barbara residents and persons attending colleges, universities or professional schools of accounting in Santa Barbara County and pursuing a major course in accounting.
2. Applicants must have taken at least basic courses of accounting to show aptitude and intention to pursue an accounting career.
3. Applicants are given consideration based on academic achievement and/or financial need.
We are nondiscriminatory (male applicants are welcome).