Summer 2017 Early Entry/New Freshmen Scholarship

This scholarship is for $5,310 and is for early entry / freshmen in Business, Finance and Accounting.

The two students in the video are now juniors. Both attended two very selective international and several local summer leadership programs and both have accepted full-time internships with “Big 4” CPA firms.


  • Limited number of academic based scholarships for classes to be taken during the summer session after high school graduation (before your freshman year in college).
  • Scholarship is for two courses -- six semester credits total -- $5,310 scholarship. ACCT 101 - Financial Principles of Accounting plus one other 100 level course selected from Bellarmine University’s Summer Class Schedule. Registration is limited to seats available in classes after regular registration is completed.
  • Housing ($50 per week) and dining is available for students who live outside the Louisville area
  • ACCT 101 is a required course for all Business, Finance, and Accounting Majors.
  • ACCT 101 – Financial Principles of Accounting (3 credits) is designed to acquaint students with financial accounting based on a manager’s decision-making perspective. The basic elements of observing, measuring, recording, and communicating financial information are covered. Further, basic financial analysis and analytical decision skills are developed. It is a required freshman level course for accounting and business majors and is the first course for accounting majors.  
  • ACCT 101 will be from June 5 – August 8, MTWTh, 10:00-11:15 a.m. This will accommodate students graduating from high school the first week in June.


  • Get a head start - Adjust to college life and develop study routine before Fall semester.
  • Lighter class loads during academic career at Bellarmine University. 18 credit semesters reduced to 15 credits.
  • Start upper division classes in your major earlier. – Summer Acct 101, Fall Acct 102, Spring Acct 211
  • Eligible for part-time professional internships Freshman year. $12-$15 per hour – YUM, Humana, GE, many others.
  • Eligible for CPA Summer Leadership programs after Freshman or Sophomore year – lead to full-time internship offer.
  • Earlier eligibility for full-time Spring or Summer internships with CPA firms - $15,000-$25,000.
  • May allow earlier college graduation. Full-time internships lead to career offers.
  • $5,310 scholarship does not reduce Bellarmine University scholarship awards for entering full-time students.

Eligibility and Business School Advising

  • Apply immediately. Qualified students will be notified of acceptance within 7-10 days. Applications will be accepted until the class is full or May 26. 
  • We will notify you soon. You will be registered for your summer classes after you have been accepted, confirmed, and are enrolling for Fall 2017.
  • I would really like to talk with you personally about the scholarship, Bellarmine's Business School programs, internships (while you are in school), graduate school planning, and professional careers. Please e-mail me or call and we will set up a time to get together. See you soon – Keith


Dr. Keith Richardson 
Fr. Raymond J. Treece Endowed Chair
Professor of Accounting
Bellarmine University – Centro 080
Cell: 502.767.9878