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Accounting Student Scholarships & Bursaries

Crowe MacKay Invests in Accounting Students

At Crowe MacKay, we care about providing student opportunities that set accounting co-op and articling students up for success. 

As trusted advisors, we share the responsibility of helping the next generation achieve their letters. Across our eight offices in northern and western Canada, we invest in awards, bursaries, and scholarships, giving students in high school and university a leg up to grow their careers in accounting.

Listed below are the accounting student scholarships and bursaries supported by Crowe MacKay. 

Calgary Accounting Student Scholarships

Calaway Park

Calaway Park Scholarship Program

Scholarship amount: Varies

Calaway Park is committed to the development of their team members and recognizes the impact both education and work experience has in shaping the future of their youth. Calaway Park actively supports team members by rewarding up to 25 high performers with a scholarship to assist them in achieving their educational goals.

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Edmonton Accounting Student Scholarships

CPA Alberta

Crowe MacKay LLP No Limits Award

Award amount: $3,000

Awarded annually to one (1) third or fourth-year Indigenous post-secondary student who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Commerce program at an Alberta post-secondary institution that offers the prerequisite courses required for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The recipient of the Crowe MacKay LLP No Limits Award may be considered for work placement at the Edmonton office.

Applicants must:

  • be residents of Alberta;
  • be a person who not only declares themself to be an Aboriginal person, but is also either a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit;
  • submit a letter (500 words maximum) or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining why they are planning to pursue a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant;
  • submit most recent transcripts to demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement; and
  • submit one letter of support from a current instructor.

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Kelowna Accounting Student Scholarships 

University of British Columbia Okanagan

Crowe MacKay LLP & CPA Education Foundation Leadership Award in Accounting 

Award amount: $2,500

Eligibility criteria:

  • Offered to a third-year student in the Bachelor of Management Program in the Faculty of Management at UBCO Campus, who intends to become a Chartered Professional Accountant.
  • Has excelled in third-year accounting courses and exemplifies leadership by engaging in campus life and serving as a role model for their peers.   

The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

Crowe MacKay LLP & CPA Education Foundation Achievement Award in Accounting

Award amount: $2,500

Eligibility criteria:

  • Offered to a third-year student in the Bachelor of Management Program in the Faculty of Management at UBCO Campus, who intends to become a Chartered Professional Accountant.
  • Has excelled in third-year accounting courses and has demonstrated a strong involvement in professional and extracurricular activities.  

The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

Okanagan College

Crowe MacKay & CPAEF Scholarship 

Scholarship amount: $2,500

Eligibility criteria:

  • Completed the first three years (minimum of 78 credits) of full-time study in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program, Accounting option, at the Kelowna Campus.
  • Intends to become a Chartered Professional Accountant in public practice.
  • Based on a combination of academic achievement and community involvement.

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John Bayer Memorial and CPAEF Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $2,500

Eligibility criteria:

  • Completed the first two years (minimum of 48 credits) of full-time study in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program, Accounting option, at the Kelowna Campus.
  • Intends to become a Chartered Professional Accountant in public practice.
  • Based on a combination of academic achievement and community involvement.

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West Coast Accounting Student Scholarships

UBC Sauder School of Business

Ch'nook Scholars

Scholarship amount: Shared with recipient

Canadian residents of First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit heritage attending business studies full-time at a post-secondary institutions within British Columbia or at the University of Calgary are eligible to apply. Attendance at Ch’nook Scholars events throughout the academic year is required for continued participation and remittance of scholarship payments; therefore, Ch’nook Scholars must commit to attending Scholars events throughout the academic year. Ch’nook Scholars are welcome to participate in the program more than once as long as they continue to meet eligibility criteria.

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Sean Gilbert - Crowe MacKay LLP Memorial Award

Award amount: $3,600

Awards totalling $3,500 have been made through an endowment established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Sean Gilbert (1965-2012), for outstanding Bachelor of Commerce students in the Accounting option. In addition to academic merit, recipients must have demonstrated leadership and have plans to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Financial need may be considered. Preference will be given to students that have been historically, persistently and systemically discriminated against. Sean Gilbert (B.Com. 1988) was a Chartered Accountant at Crowe MacKay LLP for twenty-five years. This award was established as a tribute to Sean and recognizes his legacy of selflessness, mentorship, and commitment to excellence in professional practice and education.

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Crowe MacKay LLP Scholarship in Accounting 

Scholarship amount: $1,500

A scholarship is offered annually by Crowe MacKay LLP to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Accounting option of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the UBC Sauder School of Business. This award was established to mark the 40th anniversary of Crowe MacKay LLP (formerly MacKay LLP) to honour the legacy created by the founding partner, Iain MacKay and the other leading partners of Crowe MacKay LLP. This award is made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School of Business to a student in good academic standing who has expressed an intention to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant program immediately following graduation.

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Simon Fraser University

Crowe MacKay LLP Annual Undergraduate Scholarship in Accounting 

Scholarship amount: $1,500

Kwantlen Polytech University

Crowe MacKay LLP Award 

Award amount: $1,000

Chatelech Secondary

Crowe MacKay LLP Scholarship 

Scholarship amount: $750

Eligibility criteria:

1. Enter into a career in business

2. Career goals

3. Scholastic ability

4. Sunshine Coast resident/Canadian Citizen

5. Vocational ability

6. Financial need

7. Must be enrolled in post-secondary studies within the following school year to claim award

Recipient selected by Chatelech Secondary

Elphinstone Secondary

Crowe MacKay LLP Scholarship 

Scholarship amount: $750

Eligibility criteria:

1. Enter into a career in business

2. Career goals

3. Scholastic ability

4. Sunshine Coast resident/Canadian Citizen

5. Vocational ability

6. Financial need

7. Must be enrolled in post-secondary studies within the following school year to claim award

Recipient selected by Elphinstone Secondary

Pender Harbour Secondary

Crowe MacKay LLP Scholarship 

Scholarship amount: $750

Eligibility criteria:

1. Enter into a career in business

2. Career goals

3. Scholastic ability

4. Sunshine Coast resident/Canadian Citizen

5. Vocational ability

6. Financial need

7. Must be enrolled in post-secondary studies within the following school year to claim award

Recipient selected by Pender Harbour Secondary

Whitehorse Accounting Student Scholarships

Yukon First Nations Graduation Society

Crowe MacKay LLP Award 

Award amount: $300

This award is given based on academic achievement by a First Nation graduate in Math 12 with an interest in pursuing post-secondary studies in math, accounting and/or business. 

Applications accepted in early May

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Yellowknife Accounting Student Scholarships

CPA NWT/Nunavut

John Laratta Excellence in Professional Education Program Bursary 

Bursary amount: $2,000

Eligibility criteria:

1. Enrolled in a training position in NWT or NU

2. A registered CPA PEP candidate

3. Financial needs (including but not limited to course fees, travel cost, unpaid study time, dependent care, etc.)

4. Most recent transcript

5. A letter of support

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