United States

Power Your Education Scholarship Program

Supporting tomorrow's leaders in business and technology


Power your education! Tell us what The Power of Being Understood® means to you.

The RSM US Foundation's national scholarship program will again award 10 students with $10,000 scholarships and invitations to participate in RSM's Pathways summer leadership program. See the entries from our 2017 winners and 2018 winners!

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 2019/2020 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 Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, you will need:

  • A link to a short video that you create demonstrating what the RSM brand promise, The Power of Being Understood®, means to you
    • Your video must not exceed 30 seconds. A panel of judges selected by the RSM US Foundation will review the video. 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 and submit your application online.

2019 Timeline

  • Monday, Jan. 14, 2019—applications accepted
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 (11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time)—application deadline
  • April 2019—10 recipients selected and notified
  • June 2019—initial payments made to the recipients’ universities for 2019/2020 academic year

Who is eligible? 

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 must be:

  • Two years from graduation and full-time employment (typically sophomores on the four-year track and juniors on the five-year track)
  • Studying business or technology in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university located in the 50 United States or D.C.
  • Full-time students in good standing at their college/university and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above

Who is not eligible?

Full-time and 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 FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Email RSMscholarships@rsmus.com with additional questions.