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

Scholarship timeline

  • Applications accepted Dec. 1 until Feb. 28 annually
  • Selections made in April annually
  • Payments made to recipients' universities prior to the start of the upcoming academic year

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 completing a Power Your Education scholarship application and checking the box to opt-in to apply to the Power of Inclusion Scholarship in Honor of Richard Caturano as well.

All applications require a video. 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.


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 or three years from final graduation with a bachelor'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.

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.

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.


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Meet our 2023 Power of Inclusion scholarship winners


Are financial burdens in the way of your goals? Through our scholarships, we aim to support tomorrow's leaders in business and technology by helping today's students, like you, fund their education.

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