Scholarship Application


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS (The Mary. M. Fraijo Scholarships):

The Mary M. Fraijo Scholarships for Accounting, Business, & Finance Majors are local scholarships awarded by the Spokane Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance. Local scholarships are awarded to students with a primary residence in the Spokane Area, Inland Northwest (Washington and Idaho). Our local chapter will be awarding two types of scholarships for the upcoming academic year. These scholarships are designed to assist either women or men in accounting.

We are nondiscriminatory. The criteria for these accounting scholarships is based on the following:

Students enrolling in a four-year college who:

  • Shall be either a part-time or full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or an equivalent designated post-baccalaureate Certificate of Accounting;
  • Shall have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours with a declared accounting, finance, or economics major;

Students enrolled in a formal two-year accounting program through a community college, a junior college or an accredited trade school. These students:

  • Must have completed the first year of the accounting program.
  • Shall be attending an accredited college, university or professional school of accounting;
  • And need not be a member of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance.

If you are interested and qualify as a resident of the Spokane/Inland Northwest Region, and you are applying for a local scholarship, please complete the application form (see below) and return it along with a copy of your most current college transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), financial aid transcript (if available), personal essay, and two letters of reference, if available, to:

Scholarship Committee
AFWA – Spokane Chapter No. 4
PO Box 7136
Spokane, WA 99207

Local Scholarship Deadline Extended – April 30, 2018

If possible, all applications should be typed. Only completed applications with all attachments will be considered for a scholarship award. All information is held in strict confidence. Successful local applicants will be notified of the award by June 15, 2018.

Fill in the appropriate form, print it out, and mail it to our chapter office.  For more information, please contact>

FINAL CHECKLIST for Undergraduate Application:

Completed Application Form (click here to download)

  1. Application Information
  2. Personal Data
  3. Academic Background
  4. Extracurricular Activities & Honors
  5. Financial Background
  6. Essay
  7. One (1) Unofficial Transcript from each University
  8. Two (2) Letters of Reference


Scholarship Committee
AFWA – Spokane Chapter No. 4
PO Box 7136
Spokane, WA 99207

DIGITAL MATERIALS may be emailed to: l.fraijo.miller (at)

AFWA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (click here to access National Scholarship Information)
The mission of the Foundation is to promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting, with the goal of guiding women to achieve success in their careers. We believe that to decrease barriers for women in the accounting and financial profession, education and access to career development resources are essential. The Foundation aims to ensure women will have the tools and resources to achieve every career success they desire.

UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE STUDENTS. Local Applications Deadline Extended – April 30, 2018 AND National Applications due April 1, 2018.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships: To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting or finance degree. Download application  //  April 1, 2018 Deadline
  • Master’s Scholarships: For those attending an accredited College or University enrolled in a master’s program, and is pursuing an accounting or finance degree. Download application // April 1, 2018 Deadline
  • Diversity Undergraduate Scholarship: To support the costs of a Minority Student attending 3rd, 4th or 5th year towards an accounting or finance degree. Download application  //  April 1,  2018 Deadline


  • Mary Feeney Bonowitz PhD Scholarship: To cover the cost of research for a student seeking a PhD degree in accounting. Download application // April 1, 2018 deadline
  • Disaster Relief Dues Reimbursement – To assist dedicated AFWA Members with the expense of National and Chapter Membership Dues who have experienced personal hardship due to a Natural Disaster in their home town (ex. hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes). Download the application
  • National Dues Reimbursement for Unemployed Members – To assist dedicated AFWA Members with the expense of National Membership Dues who are unemployed at the time of their membership renewal.