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With a higher than average starting salary, and a growing need, Finance Majors are definitely in demand. It’s a very popular major for a reason, and one with many scholarship opportunities.

Brandes Investment Partners Scholarships

Established asset management firm Brandes Investment Partners offers 5 scholarships annually to encourage prospective investors. You may be eligible for this $4,000 scholarship if you are between 18 and 22 years old and need financial assistance to pursue a major in finance. As part of the application, you will be required to answer a short essay prompt and complete a multiple-choice quiz to determine your investing personality.

William B. Brandt Memorial Scholarships

The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 9 outstanding students who are attending a full-time accounting, finance or economics program in a state or private Nebraska college. Students must be residents of Nebraska and must have achieved a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Finance Executives International Scholarship

The FEI or Finance Executives International Scholarship is administered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Foundation offers up to three non-renewable financial scholarships of $3,000 every year to students enrolled in full-time accounting and finance majors in Northern California. To qualify you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and 60+ college credits. Recipients must also demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in one or more professional activities.

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

If you are at least 50% Asian and are interested in majoring in finance, business, accounting, or public policy in California, you may be eligible to apply for this Public Finance Scholarship, named after former California state treasurer Matt Fong. In addition to being 50% Asian and majoring in finance, you must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate significant financial need to avail of this $2,500 award.

Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Scholarships (AICP)

If you are enrolled in a full-time finance, economics, risk management or actuarial science program, you may be eligible for a $1,500 award offered by the AICP. Other requirements include obtaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, exhibiting leadership potential in extracurricular activities and intent to join the insurance compliance community. There are a total of 3 scholarships awarded every year, with preference given to members of the AICP and their relatives.

Tim Smith Memorial Student Scholarship

Administered by the Colorado Fiscal Managers’ Association, the Tim Smith Memorial Student Scholarship offers $1,000 to students majoring in finance and financial management through a public state-supported college. Students must be residents of Colorado and intend to stay on in their home state after graduation.

Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarships (NAFOA)

If you are an Native American or Alaskan Native tribal member considering a major in any business-related field including finance, you may be able to apply for one of several scholarships offered by the NAFOA. The award amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000. To be eligible, you must have at least 25% Indian blood or higher, be enrolled in an accredited U.S. post-secondary college, and maintain full-time enrollment with 12+ credits

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