MSCPA awards seven $1,000 scholarships each year:

  • MSU Billings
    Anthony Gerharz Scholarship
  • Carroll College
    Scott Brownlee Memorial Scholarship
  • MSU Bozeman
  • University of Montana
  • Montana Tech

Scholarship Criteria

The purpose of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship is to reward excellence in accounting by providing an award to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Accounting Major
  • At least a junior standing with at least one semester of coursework remaining
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 overall
  • Graduate students eligible
  • Must be a student member of the MSCPA
  • Must be a graduate of a Montana high school and currently a Montana resident

Eldon E. and JoAnn C. Kuhns Family Scholarship

This yearly scholarship may be applied for by a Montana high school graduate who is a Montana resident and majoring in accounting.

Eldon Kuhns was a long-time Montana businessman and CPA in Billings who owned the group of banks known as Montana bancsystem, Inc. In loving tribute to her husband's memory, JoAnn Kuhns created the Kuhns family scholarship to recognize the tremendous talents and potential of Montana accounting students. Each year the family provides two scholarships to future CPAs through the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants. Applications accepted January 1 through March 15, 2020 at

Application Process for Eldon and JoAnn Kuhns Family Scholarship