United States

Power Your Education Scholarship Program

Providing support for the next generation of business professionals


Every day RSM professionals deliver The Power of Being Understood® to today's middle market leaders, globally. We’re proud to support students—the leaders of tomorrow—through our national scholarship program, granting 10 students each year with $10,000 scholarships and invitations to participate in RSM's externship program. 

2018 Timeline

  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 – Application submission period begins
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – Application deadline
  • April 2018 – 10 recipients selected and notified (see below)  
  • 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.


View the frequently asked questions and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program. Email RSMscholarships@rsmus.com with additional questions. 

Congratulations to our 2018 class of winners:

Michael Fisch
Accountancy major at Arizona State University 
Watch Michael's video submission

“I'm a returning student who completed a degree in film in 2011 and worked for four years in Hollywood.”

  Hannah Forgo
  Finance major at Miami University of Ohio
  Watch Hannah's video submission 

“I have a passion for inspiring others to fulfill their potential, which is why I invest my time as a summer camp counselor and as a coxswain for the Miami U Rowing Team.”

  Aaron LaCourse
  Business Management and Business Sustainability major
  at Arizona State University 
  Watch Aaron’s video submission

“I love spontaneous experiences. I have found that they tend to lead to self-discovery and interactions with people or places that have impacted my life.”

  Savannah Mabry
  Accounting major at University of Georgia
  Watch Savannah's video submission

“My generation grew up with SpongeBob, flip phones, and N*SYNC. However, being adopted and raised by my grandparents led to a childhood filled with Gene Autry, 80's technology and the Shangri-Las.”

  Jaren Mendel
  Accounting major at University of Georgia
  Watch Jaren’s video submission

“Uplifting others drives me. I connect with people's inextinguishable flame of goodness and focus my efforts to intensify their light, because from mutual empowerment arises the greatest good.”

  Aekta Mouli
  International Business, Management Information Systems,
  and Marketing major at University of Minnesota
  Watch Aekta’s video submission

“As a 1st generation Indian American, my perspective makes me unique. This is due to the ‘sweet spot’ between cultures that I live in. It's taught me to adapt, be open minded, and live empathetically.”

  Amy Nguyen
  Accounting major at Georgia State University 
  Watch Amy's submission video 

“I love to travel and what makes me unique is my love for adventure. I am very spontaneous and will do something on a whim or a moment’s notice. I believe that's what life and happiness is about.”

  Serra Vu
  Accounting major at University of Houston 
  Watch Serra's video submission

“I love to bullet journal! It helps me organize daily tasks and events, while allowing me to release my creative side as well. This hobby fits me as I am creative and analytical at the same time.”

  Bobby Ye
  Business Economics major at University of California, Irvine 
  Watch Bobby's video submission

“I've had the opportunity to grow up in two different cultures. Being fluent in three languages, I am able to utilize my skills to bridge the cultural gap in my community.”

  Lucy Zhao 
  Accounting major at the University of Washington
  Watch Lucy's video submission 

“I love hearing people's stories and experiences. Each person has many treasures within themselves, and I go out to discover them.”


Previous scholarship recipients

2017 Power Your Education Scholarship winners