Scholarships

The College of Business and Economics offers a variety of scholarships for majors within the college. Some of these scholarships require proof of financial need and others do not.

Application Period

Current Students

The application period for CBE scholarships for current students for the 2017-2018 academic year the is closed. Students can apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning Nov. 1, 2017. 

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen planning to study accounting can apply for Accounting Advisory Board Scholarships (PDF) for the 2017-2018 academic year beginning Jan. 1. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday, May 1, 2017. To apply, students must submit all of the following required materials to the Accounting Department office in Stephens Hall, room 102, by the application deadline:

Application Process

College Scholarships

Students can apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year starting Nov. 1, 2017. An online application form for CBE scholarships will be posted on this page and announced in T3 around that time.

Accounting Department Scholarships

Accounting students seeking additional scholarships from the accounting department can apply for those starting Nov. 1, 2017. You must submit a resume, unofficial transcript and an essay along with the application form, which will be posted on this page and the accounting department's student resources web page.

Scholarships That Do Not Require Proof of Financial Need

Efat Mirmiran Endowed Scholarship

The Efat Mirmiran Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in the College of Business and Economics. To receive this award, students must demonstrate academic merit, provide evidence of leadership skills, and have completed at least 100 hours of community service.

Fran Soistman and Family Scholarship

The Fran Soistman and Family Scholarship is open to undergraduate students with a declared major in accounting or finance enrolled in their junior or senior year of study. Recipients must possess a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Twenty hours of community service is also required to have been completed in the year prior to the awarding of this scholarship.

The Jamie Hurd Scholarship

The Jamie Hurd Scholarship is open to full-time sophomore, junior or senior students in the College of Business and Economics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. The recipient, if eligible, may reapply for the scholarship.

Kathryn H. Gerling Scholarship

The Kathryn H. Gerling Scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the College of Business and Economics. The recipient will be a Maryland state resident, with preference given to an individual in Baltimore County. With all things being equal, preference will also be given to a female recipient. The award is to be based on merit and/or need.

Mary Fyffe Chiswell, Class of 1922, Scholarship

The Mary Fyffe Chiswell, Class of 1922, Scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a declared major in the College of Business and Economics. Preference is given to a Maryland resident.

Moneer Hojati-Kaynama Student Scholarship

The Moneer Hojati-Kaynama Student Scholarship is open to international students with a declared major in the College of Business and Economics.

Sam Barone Scholarship Fund

The Sam Barone Scholarship Fund open to students with a major in the College of Business and Economics. Recipients should be of junior of senior class standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Tignanelli Family Endowment Fund

The Tignanelli Family Endowment Fund supports a scholarship that is open to continuing freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students in the College of Business and Economics with a 3.0 or above.

Towson Rotary Foundation Scholarship

The Towson Rotary Foundation Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in the College of Business and Economics. Recipients must be graduates of high schools located in Baltimore County or Baltimore City. Applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA, and extra weight is given for active participation in student organizations during their high school and/or college experiences. Recipients should have a history of participation in community or international service projects during their high school and/or college experiences.

Scholarships That Require Proof of Financial Need

A FASFA form must be completed by the student and submitted to the Financial Aid office prior to applying for certain scholarships. If you are not eligible through FASFA, you will not be considered for any of the following scholarships.

CBE Advisory Board Scholarship

CBE Advisory Board Scholarship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who have chosen business as their primary major. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and indicated a strong interest in a business career. Preference will be given to students with financial need and to a student who demonstrates leadership potential.

Christopher Scott Stark Memorial Scholarship

Incoming or returning students in the College of Business and Economics may apply for the Christopher Scott Stark Memorial Scholarship. There is no class-standing requirement. Recipient must display high moral character and personal integrity.

Stephen K. Shock Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen K. Shock Memorial Scholarship is open to students enrolled in the College of Business and Economics with a demonstrated financial need.

Towsontown Business and Professional Women's Club

The Towsontown Business and Professional Women's Club award is open to full- or part-time undergraduate students with a declared major in the College of Business and Economics, who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, have completed 60 credit hours, and demonstrate financial need. Application for this scholarship must include an essay outlining academic and career goals.

WMS Partners Future Leaders in Finance Scholarship

The WMS Partners Future Leaders in Finance Scholarship is open to full-time junior or senior students in the College of Business and Economics with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to finance majors.

Accounting Department Scholarships

The accounting department awards the following scholarships to students with an accounting major who meet the other requirements.

Accounting Advisory Board Scholarship

The Accounting Advisory Board Scholarship is open to incoming freshman who intend to pursue a career in accounting. 

Accounting Alumni Scholarship

The Accounting Alumni Scholarship is open to continuing sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, and second bachelors students majoring in accounting who have an overall GPA of 3.0.  Full-time and part-time students can apply.  Preference given to those who demonstrate financial need.

Accounting Department Scholarship

Kenneth and Renee Moreland Accounting Scholarship

The Kenneth and Renee Moreland Accounting Scholarship awards full-time meritorious students with a declared major in accounting who have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 in accounting courses. 

SC&H Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

Economics Scholarships

Catherine Britt Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to an outstanding economics and/or geography student with a preference for combined majors. While students at any level are eligible, students with an established performance at Towson have an advantage. For more information on how to apply, contact the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning.

Jeremiah J. German Scholarship in Economics

The Jeremiah J. German Scholarship in Economics is open to junior economics majors who are entering their senior year. Students must have completed ECON 309 and 310 by the end of the Spring semester. Scholarship is based on academic achievement. Applicants must write a 750-word essay on a topic that will be announced to all eligible students each year. 

Dr. Tamara M. Woroby Scholarship in Economics

The Dr. Tamara Woroby Scholarship in Economics is open to juniors majoring in economics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. No application form required, all economics majors in their junior year are automatically eligible and considered. The selected student will be notified by the scholarship committee.

Marketing Scholarship

James L. Dunbar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

The James L. Dunbar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is open to junior and senior marketing majors within the College of Business and Economics. Only students age 22 and above may apply for this scholarship, which is renewable. For details on how to apply, contact Erin Steffes.

Rising Star Scholarships

Students cannot apply for the Rising Star Scholarships, but rather, are nominated by a CBE faculty member. Students nominated must be full-time sophomores or juniors in good academic standing (rising juniors or rising seniors). If nominated, students must also provide a clear statement of professional and/or academic goals. The scholarship may be renewable so long as the candidate(s) meets the stated criteria.

  • Dr. Louise Laurence Rising Star Endowed Scholarship
  • Finance Faculty Rising Star Endowed Scholarship
  • Jerry German Rising Star Endowed Scholarship