The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) annually awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees.

Whether you are pursuing an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree, the Foundation has a scholarship designed for you. These opportunities are developed to financially support, empower and encourage women pursuing a career in accounting.

Each year the application period opens in January and closes March 30 for undergraduate and graduate scholarships. The postgraduate scholarship application period closes April 15.

Before applying, please see our scholarship FAQs.


Scholarships include:

  • Women in Transition
  • Women in Need
  • Institute of Management Accountants IMA®
  • EFWA Undergraduate
  • EFWA Global Undergraduate
  • American Dream

Scholarships include:

  • Institute of Management Accountants IMA®
  • EFWA Graduate
Applicants must be committed to the goal of pursuing an advanced degree in Accounting.
  • Laurels Fund
The Laurels Fund was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in Accounting.


Institute of Management Accountants

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 100,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit

This compilation tackles the different methods members of the EFWA see as the best ways to support the organization, and in turn, women in accounting.

EFWA members give their advice to women pursuing scholarships and the best ways to go about it.