Through the RSM US Foundation, we are proud to support tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, business and technology leaders through 27 U.S. student scholarships annually. We are proud to support students across the country in alleviating the financial burden of funding their education, while achieving their goals – in school and beyond.

Scholarships will be paid on behalf of the awarded student, directly to the college or university they attend.

Meet our 2022 Power Your Education winners

Scholarship opportunities

Power Your Education scholarship

Power Your Education

The RSM US Foundation awards 10 business and technology students annually with a $10,000 scholarship each, an invitation to an RSM information session and an interview with the firm for a future internship.

How to apply

  • Track down your unofficial transcript

  • Craft a short statement (200 characters or less) describing what makes you unique

  • Create a 30 second video – original content only – that demonstrates what The Power of Being Understood means to you

Meet our 2022 Power Your Education winners

Eligibility

Qualified applicants are legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old, full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or above at an accredited college or university, and two years from final graduation with a bachelor's or master's degree in business or technology.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Timeline for most scholarships

  • Applications open Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually 

  • Selections made in April annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

First Generation scholarship

First Generation

The RSM US Foundation will again award five students with up to $30,000 each in scholarships, paid $10,000 annually over three consecutive academic years.

How to apply

  • Track down your unofficial transcript

  • Craft a short statement (500 characters or less) on what motivates you to be a first generation graduate

  • Create a 30-45 second video – original content only – that demonstrates what The Power of Being You means to you 

Meet our 2022 First Generation scholarship winners

Eligibility

The program is open to legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old, full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or above at an accredited college or university, and studying business or technology in a bachelor's degree program.

Applicants must be a first, second, or third-year student with no immediate family members from previous generations that have received a bachelor's degree. An applicant is still considered a first generation student even if their immediate siblings have or are currently pursuing a bachelor's degree.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Timeline for most scholarships

  • Applications open Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually 

  • Selections made in April annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

Power of Inclusion scholarship

Power of Inclusion scholarship, in honor of Rich Caturano

The RSM US Foundation awards two business and technology students annually with a $10,000 scholarship each, an invitation to an RSM information session and an interview with the firm for a future internship. This scholarship was created to support students from underrepresented populations pursuing an education in business or technology.

How to apply

  • If you are part of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic population and meet other eligibility requirements (see below), seamlessly apply for two scholarship opportunities at once by following the directions above in Power Your Education.

  • When completing your Power Your Education Scholarship application, please check the box indicating that you're opting-in to apply to the Power of Inclusion Scholarship in Honor of Richard Caturano as well.

Meet our 2022 Power of Inclusion scholarship winners

Eligibility

The program is open to legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old, full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or above at an accredited college or university, and two years from final graduation with a bachelor's or master's degree in business or technology. 

Applicants must be part of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic population, including but not limited to: Black or African American, Hispanic or of Latin descent, Native American, Pacific Islander or Asian American.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

About Rich Caturano

The scholarship is named for RSM's first chief diversity officer, Rich Caturano. Rich served as the 100th chair of the American Institute of CPAs and helped establish the organization's National Commission of Diversity and Inclusion. As the chair of the AICPA, Rich inspired CPA firms across the country to add diversity and inclusion as a top strategic priority and has personally delivered the message of diversity and inclusion to tens of thousands of professionals and business leaders.

Timeline for most scholarships

  • Applications open Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually 

  • Selections made in April annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

Power Your Transition – RSM Community College scholarship

Power Your Transition – RSM Community College

The RSM US Foundation will award 10 community college students a $10,000 scholarship each, an invitation to an RSM information session, and an interview with the firm for a future internship.

How to apply

  • Track down your unofficial transcript

  • Craft a short statement (500 characters or less) on what motivates you to pursue a degree in accounting, business or technology

  • Create a 30-60 second video – original content only – that demonstrates which of RSM’s 5 C’s (Caring, Curious, Collaborative, Courageous, and Critical Thinking) comes most naturally to (and best fits) you

Eligibility

Qualified applicants are legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old and a community college student. This current calendar year, they must graduate with an Associate degree and minimum 3.0 GPA and attend a four-year college or university by the Fall.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Timeline for Power Your Transition scholarship

  • Applications open March 1 through April 30 annually 

  • Selections made in May annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June/July annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

Scholarship opportunities

Power Your Education

The RSM US Foundation awards 10 business and technology students annually with a $10,000 scholarship each, an invitation to an RSM information session and an interview with the firm for a future internship.

How to apply

  • Track down your unofficial transcript

  • Craft a short statement (200 characters or less) describing what makes you unique

  • Create a 30 second video – original content only – that demonstrates what The Power of Being Understood means to you

Meet our 2022 Power Your Education winners

Eligibility

Qualified applicants are legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old, full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or above at an accredited college or university, and two years from final graduation with a bachelor's or master's degree in business or technology.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Timeline for most scholarships

  • Applications open Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually 

  • Selections made in April annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

First Generation

The RSM US Foundation will again award five students with up to $30,000 each in scholarships, paid $10,000 annually over three consecutive academic years.

How to apply

  • Track down your unofficial transcript

  • Craft a short statement (500 characters or less) on what motivates you to be a first generation graduate

  • Create a 30-45 second video – original content only – that demonstrates what The Power of Being You means to you 

Meet our 2022 First Generation scholarship winners

Eligibility

The program is open to legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old, full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or above at an accredited college or university, and studying business or technology in a bachelor's degree program.

Applicants must be a first, second, or third-year student with no immediate family members from previous generations that have received a bachelor's degree. An applicant is still considered a first generation student even if their immediate siblings have or are currently pursuing a bachelor's degree.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Timeline for most scholarships

  • Applications open Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually 

  • Selections made in April annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

Power of Inclusion scholarship, in honor of Rich Caturano

The RSM US Foundation awards two business and technology students annually with a $10,000 scholarship each, an invitation to an RSM information session and an interview with the firm for a future internship. This scholarship was created to support students from underrepresented populations pursuing an education in business or technology.

How to apply

  • If you are part of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic population and meet other eligibility requirements (see below), seamlessly apply for two scholarship opportunities at once by following the directions above in Power Your Education.

  • When completing your Power Your Education Scholarship application, please check the box indicating that you're opting-in to apply to the Power of Inclusion Scholarship in Honor of Richard Caturano as well.

Meet our 2022 Power of Inclusion scholarship winners

Eligibility

The program is open to legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old, full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or above at an accredited college or university, and two years from final graduation with a bachelor's or master's degree in business or technology. 

Applicants must be part of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic population, including but not limited to: Black or African American, Hispanic or of Latin descent, Native American, Pacific Islander or Asian American.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

About Rich Caturano

The scholarship is named for RSM's first chief diversity officer, Rich Caturano. Rich served as the 100th chair of the American Institute of CPAs and helped establish the organization's National Commission of Diversity and Inclusion. As the chair of the AICPA, Rich inspired CPA firms across the country to add diversity and inclusion as a top strategic priority and has personally delivered the message of diversity and inclusion to tens of thousands of professionals and business leaders.

Timeline for most scholarships

  • Applications open Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually 

  • Selections made in April annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

Power Your Transition – RSM Community College

The RSM US Foundation will award 10 community college students a $10,000 scholarship each, an invitation to an RSM information session, and an interview with the firm for a future internship.

How to apply

  • Track down your unofficial transcript

  • Craft a short statement (500 characters or less) on what motivates you to pursue a degree in accounting, business or technology

  • Create a 30-60 second video – original content only – that demonstrates which of RSM’s 5 C’s (Caring, Curious, Collaborative, Courageous, and Critical Thinking) comes most naturally to (and best fits) you

Eligibility

Qualified applicants are legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old and a community college student. This current calendar year, they must graduate with an Associate degree and minimum 3.0 GPA and attend a four-year college or university by the Fall.

View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Timeline for Power Your Transition scholarship

  • Applications open March 1 through April 30 annually 

  • Selections made in May annually

  • Payments made to recipients’ universities in June/July annually (for the next academic year)

All applications require a video (specifications listed below). Please only use original content – capture only yourself, selfie-style, not other people, photos, music, videos, or unoriginal content. Keep it simple! Failure to follow video guidelines may render your scholarship application ineligible.

Engage in student opportunities at RSM

RSM affords each of our people the ability to pursue a rewarding career with ownership, flexibility, and impact. Learn more about internship and leadership opportunities to kick off a future career at RSM.

Any employee, owner, intern (and immediate family members) of RSM US LLP, Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC, and their respective affiliated entities (collectively, "RSM") and of the foundation are not eligible. Any person who has received a scholarship or other aid in prior years of this program or a similar program of the RSM entities or RSM US Foundation is not eligible.

Questions?

Email RSMscholarships@rsmus.com with additional questions.


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