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IMA proudly sponsors a variety of award and scholarship programs to help students offset the high cost of education and earn recognition for their achievements.


Student Competitions & Scholarships

IMA Student Case Competition

Teams of students have the opportunity to analyze a relevant case study and develop a solution. Finalist teams will present to an audience at IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE). Apply here. 2015 IMA Student Case Competition Winner2016 Case.

Deadline - February 2

IMA Student Chapter Award of Excellence & Outstanding Student Chapter

Student Chapters compete for a gold, silver, or bronze award of excellence by promoting IMA's mission/vision and providing a variety of activities/services to its student members. Apply here.

Deadline: October 31, March 31

Clark Johnson Achievement Award

This award acknowledges a student chapter whose efforts best reflect outstanding leadership through innovation, organizational development, and interdependent partnerships. View the 2015 winning Entry  Apply here.

Deadline - March 1

IMA Student Manuscript Competition

This program provides student members the opportunity to share their IMA student membership experiences. Apply here. View the 2015 Winning Entry.

Deadline - March 15

IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) Scholarship AND Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship (SCMS).

Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to receive scholarships based on specific criteria.  Apply here.
Deadline - February 15

CMA Scholarship Program

Students are nominated by faculty to receive this scholarship, which allows the student to take the CMA exam at no cost to them. Nominate here.

Deadline - June 1

CMA Doctoral Scholarship Program

Available to all candidates in an accredited doctoral accounting program concentrating in management accounting or financial management, this program enables candidates to take the CMA exam at no cost. Apply here

Deadline - Ongoing

Doctoral Summer Research Scholarship Program

This scholarship awards $5,000 to help alleviate the need for doctoral students to teach during the summer and focus on research. Accepting applications Winter 2015. Apply here.

Deadline - April 15

For more informaiton about Research Opportunities please visit our Research Foundation page 

Doctoral Student Grant Program

This program is designed to assist doctoral students pursuing research in the area of management accounting. Apply here.

Deadline - Ongoing