The Laurels Fund was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in accounting.

This Fund provides a one-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000, for a woman who is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in accounting.

The selection of the award recipient is based on:

  • Academic achievements in course work and research activities
  • Service including any volunteer work to which the applicant has made significant or long-term commitments
  • Financial need

Application Process

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the applicant’s transcript and current enrollment
  • A copy of the abstract and citations of articles published and/or presented at academic conferences
  • A copy of any cases or materials the applicant has developed, either single- or co-authored
  • One letter of reference based on scholarship, addressing both scholarship and teaching potential
  • A second letter of reference on character and leadership potential
  • A statement of personal and career goals and objectives

Laurel Scholarship recipients may be asked to make appearances at regional or national accounting conferences.

  Applications Closed until 2025

Applications must be  completed  by April 15.

For more information about EFWA scholarships, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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