50th Anniversary Giving Opportunities

Accounting Meet the Recruiters event with students networking with professionals

This July, CMU’s College of Business Administration and The School of Accounting achieved extension from the AACSB International - one of only 190 institutions worldwide with dual business and accounting accreditation. Your support will help continue this legacy of success for alumni, students, and faculty.

The School of Accounting 50th Anniversary Fund

The School of Accounting 50th Fund will answer the need of Accounting Majors, many of whom have been impacted due to Covid-19. Any gifts provided through the calendar year will be granted to qualified students (based on need and available funds) as scholarships beginning January 2021.  Additional tuition support will free up other resources students may need to complete their studies, reduce college loan debt or resources needed for housing, food, and costs related to internship and job search. Awards will be provided through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.


  • Signed Accounting Major
  • Demonstrate need, based on FAFSA filing
  • Must have completed 9 hours of accounting coursework at the time of application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0, both overall and in accounting coursework
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The School of Accounting Endowed Fund

The School of Accounting Endowed Fund was established in 2005 by two alumni and former School of Accounting Advisory Board members, Randy Shoaf ‘80 and Pat Holmes ‘69. The School of Accounting Endowed Fund provides long-term support to bolster both faculty and students. Some of the ways this fund is used include:

  • Scholarships that are not endowed or directly donor funded
  • Support for Beta Alpha Psi and Student Accounting Society
  • Equipment and software acquisition
  • Faculty development – Support for faculty to attend conferences for professional development and maintenance of professional certificates
  • Some of the costs incurred for AACSB Accreditation
  • Support for faculty research
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