Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Scholarships for 2017-2018

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO:
Accounting & Finance Students and AFWA Members

 
What is AFWA?
The mission of AFWA San Diego is to enable women in all accounting and finance related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

Members include partners in national, regional and local CPA firms, financial officers, controllers, academicians, staff accountants, financial analysts, data processing consultants, recent college graduates, students, and women returning to the work force.

The majority of our members have attained professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, and CFP.
 
The Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) currently have the following scholarship awards available:
 
Scholarship awards available from the AFWA San Diego Chapter for the 2017-2018 School Year are as follows:

  • Master’s Degree Scholarship: One (1) $750 award to support the cost of attending a Master’s Program in accounting or finance.
  • Undergraduate Scholarship: Two (2) $500 award to support the cost of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related Bachelor’s degree.
  • Associate or Certificate Scholarship: One (1) $250 award to support the cost of attending 1st or 2nd year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related Associates Degree or to support the cost of attending a Certificate program in Accounting.

In addition to the scholarship award, all scholarship recipients will be eligible to attend AFWA San Diego’s meetings and events at the member price for one year from the date of award.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in the appropriate educational program
  • Applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

How do I find out more and apply?

  • Specific scholarship criteria as well as the Scholarship Application can be found by visiting the AFWA San Diego website at www.afwasandiego.org

Deadline for applying is FEBRUARY 28, 2017.  Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.  Questions may be directed to Pebbles Dumon, AFWA Treasurer & Scholarship Chair, at treasurer@afwasandiego.org.

More information here:

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Proof of Concept Competition Deadline Extended to January 17th, 2017

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Competition Details:

Do you have an idea that solves a business or social challenge? UC San Diego Innovation, The Basement, and UC San Diego’s entrepreneurial community are calling all undergraduate student inventors, problem solvers and entrepreneurs to apply for a chance to win up to $2,000 to use for building their inventions, mentoring, and resources. The cash prize for the first round is up to $2,000. Winners that go on to the next round can get up to $3,000 in additional funding.

Competition Tracks:

Social Innovation Projects (projects that may have a social impact)
Innovative Projects (general track for all other innovative projects)

Apply online at: http://www.ucsdbasement.com/#pocapply-1

Please Join Us: MGT 16: Personal Ethics @ Work Poster Conference – Monday, November 28th, at 5:15 p.m. OTRSN 1S113

A Message from the Rady Undergraduate Office:


Hello all,
We would like to invite you to attend a class activity in Cathy Moran’s Personal Ethics at Work class. Her students are presenting posters designed to advise professionals on ethics-related topics and they want YOUR feedback! Students are welcome! (poster-conference-invite).
Thank you!

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Scholarship Opportunities

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Attention Rady Undergraduate Students:
 
The Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) have scholarship opportunities for the 2017 – 2018 academic school year.  Attached are the scholarship information flyer (scholarship-flyer-school-yr-2017-2018-final) and the scholarship application form (form-sd-scholarship-app-fy17-18-final).
 

Scholarship awards available from the AFWA San Diego Chapter for the 2017-2018 School Year are as follows:

  1.  Master’s Degree Scholarship:  One (1) $750 award to support the cost of attending a Master’s Program in accounting or finance.

  2. Undergraduate Scholarship:  Two (2) $500 award to support the cost of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related Bachelor’s degree. 
  3. Associate or Certificate Scholarship:  One (1) $250 award to support the cost of attending 1st or 2nd year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related Associates Degree or to support the cost of attending a Certificate program in Accounting.
 
In addition to the scholarship award, all scholarship recipients will be eligible to attend AFWA San Diego’s meetings and events at the member price for one year from the date of award.
 
Eligibility
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in the appropriate educational program
  • Applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. 

 The deadline to apply is FEBRUARY 28, 2017.

5th Annual Triton Innovation Challenge: RSVP Now!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Rady School of Management, Beyster Auditorium in Wells Fargo Hall
RSVP here

UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management, Jacobs School of Engineering and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and through the generosity of The William and Kathryn Scripps Family Foundation Inc., are pleased to present the Triton Innovation Challenge.

Now in its fifth year, the Triton Innovation Challenge competition spotlights commercially promising, environmentally focused technologies generated by UC San Diego’s finest minds. Students, faculty and staff from across campus will pitch their compelling, innovative ideas to a panel of expert judges in an attempt to win $20,000 in funding.

Program:

5:30 p.m. Networking reception
6 p.m. Finalist pitches
7:45 p.m. Winners announced, dessert reception
8 p.m. Event concludes

You will not want to miss this event!
RSVP today!

Please RSVP no later than November 25th.


What are people saying?

“I’m ecstatic (about winning) and so proud of myself and my research partner. As a first-year student, I was a bit of an underdog. I’m very happy to win and humbled at the same time. It is great that the Jacobs School, Rady and the Scripps Institution put on this competition. It was a wonderful opportunity for researchers to take and present what we’ve done and get exposure. We will use the cash prize for patenting our idea and research and development, all the things needed to further develop the product and get it to market.” – Uzair Mohammad, Student, Jacobs School of Engineering, 2013 first place winner

“The Triton Innovation Challenge event provided a unique opportunity to interact with business advisors from UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center and students from UCSD Rady School of Management and learn about the ways to transition knowledge and information about innovative technology from the academic to the business-oriented environment.” – Dariusz Stramski, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2014 third place winner

“Scripps Oceanography provides an open culture to be innovative and creative and to explore the world of learning without barriers. This event allowed me not only to connect with people and organizations that I otherwise would never cross paths with, but also gave me the opportunity to join a team of inventive partners and pursue new education endeavor without boundaries.” – Debi Kilb, Project Scientist, Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2014 Social Entrepreneurship prize