Power Your Education Scholarship Program
In its second year, the RSM US Foundation's national scholarship program will again award 10 students with $10,000 scholarships and invitations to participate in RSM's externship (Pathways) program. See the entries from our 2017 winners below.
Every day, RSM professionals deliver the power of being understood to today's middle market business leaders across the globe. To build tomorrow’s leaders, the foundation is granting $100,000 in scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year.
To apply for a scholarship, follow the instructions below. Submissions from applicants meeting the core criteria will be judged based, among other things, on their demonstration of RSM’s values. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
How to apply
To apply for the scholarship, you will need
- A link to a short video demonstrating what the RSM brand promise, The Power of Being Understood®, means to you. Your video must not exceed 30 seconds. It will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the RSM US Foundation. Upload your video to the video-sharing platform of your choice (for example, YouTube).
- An unofficial copy of your transcript.
Once you have the two items above, follow the detailed directions in our FAQs to submit your application online.
- Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 – Application submission period begins
- Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – Application deadline
- April 2018 – 10 recipients selected and notified
- June 2018 – Initial payments made to the recipients’ universities for 2018/2019 academic year
The program is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of application. Applicants also must be sophomores (or juniors in a five-year program) studying business in a bachelor’s degree program at a college or university located in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicants also must be full-time students in good standing at their college/university and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Full-time and/or part-time interns, employees, temporary employees, partners, principals and contractors (and their immediate family members) of RSM US Foundation, RSM US LLP, RSM US Wealth Management LLC, RSM US Insurance Agency Services LLC, Risk & Regulatory Consulting LLC, and their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries are not eligible.
Email RSMscholarships@rsmus.com with additional questions.
Accounting major at California State University, Northridge
Watch Fatima’s video submission
“I am a trilingual henna and make-up artist. I am also a baker and love glass painting.”
Accounting and Finance major at Arizona State University
Watch Stephanie’s video submission
“Something that makes me unique is my passion for exploration. I love being able to see, learn, and appreciate new things because it allows me to have a perspective on life that many others do not.”
Accounting major at University of Houston
Watch Jesus’ video submission
“What makes me unique is my aspiration in life: to help others grow. I believe the best way to find out who you are is through losing yourself in serving others. This is my passion; service above self.”
Accounting major at University of Houston
Watch Lydia’s video submission
“Something I consider unique is that I've had the privilege to learn and grow in different contexts. What makes me unique are the experiences that have strengthened, chiseled, and formed my character.”
Business management major at Texas A&M University
Watch Suede’s video submission
“My unwavering want to help others has by far defined my personal brand ever since I was given the blessing of a better life by moving to Texas. I seek to teach and grow others while challenging myself.”
Finance and political science major at Binghamton University
Watch Katherine’s video submission
“I love jumping outside of my comfort zone; doing so has helped me grow as a person. That is why I strike up conversations with strangers, travel to foreign countries, and try to learn wherever I go."
Accounting and music major at East Carolina University
Watch Harrison’s video submission
“Interestingly enough, I am studying Accounting/Music at the same time! What a combination! In the international world of business, being fluent in the universal language of music will come in handy!”
Marketing and supply chain management major
at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Watch Taylor’s video submission
“I have 8 wisdom teeth! Almost every night at college, I call my younger sister to help tutor her in math, and we both joke that I can never get them pulled out of fear that I will lose my wisdom!”
Business administration – accounting major
at University of Washington, Seattle
Watch Andrew’s video submission
“I'm an accounting student who gets out of his comfort zone by stage managing musicals, sound improvising for comedy shows, and acting as a country in model UN—plus I make very customized excel sheets.”
Accounting and Spanish major at the University of Alabama
Watch Meagan’s video submission
“I have the ability to connect with all people regardless of age and ethnicity. As a Spanish speaker and ESL tutor, I've developed an understanding of different cultures, and I teach all ages.”
Follow RSM on social media to learn more about this year’s winners.
Read the news release for more details. More information on the program is available in the full terms and conditions. Email RSMscholarships@rsmus.com with questions.
Visit our careers site to learn more about joining the RSM team as an intern, extern or employee.
The RSM US Foundation is focused on supporting current programs, including Dollars for Doers, RSM’s Birdies Fore Love and RSM Volunteer Day. We are not accepting grant requests outside these programs at this time.
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