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Institute of Management Accountants

Scholarship Criteria for Applicants 2017


Student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for a scholarship award from the Ohio Council of The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).


  1. Applicant must be a full-time student at an Ohio college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting association. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA and MUST major in accounting.  If the applicant does not believe his/her GPA accurately reflects his/her scholastic capability and achievement, a separate sheet may be attached explaining the discrepancy.


  1. Applicant must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in April.


  1. Applicant must write a one to two page, typed essay outlining his/her career goals and why he/she feels membership in the Institute of Management Accountants would enhance his/her career goals.  In additional, applicant must outline the benefits of obtaining the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.


  1. Applicant may include a brief paragraph explaining school and/or community activities in which he/she is involved.


  1. Applicant may include a brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that he/she has received.


  1. Applicant must provide a letter of reference from a professor or internship advisor.


  1. Applicant must attach a resume.  The resume should reflect what he/she would present to a prospective employer.


  1. Applicant must attach an official transcript from his/her college/university.


  1. The letter of recommendation, official transcripts, and/or any questions, should be sent to Paul Myers, 2518 Jaysville St. Johns Road, Arcanum, OH  45304.  The application, along with all attachments, must be RECEIVED no later than 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017.


  1. If chosen, the applicant should attend the 43rd Annual Meonske Professional Development Conference held at Kent State University on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  If they cannot attend the conference, they will need to attend a regional council or a local chapter meeting in April or May.  In addition, the applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain membership in the Institute of Management Accountants and attend at least two functions through a local chapter or Ohio Regional Council to receive professional guidance and support.






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