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Bellarmine University Accounting Early Entry Summer Scholarship Program

Would You Like to Get a Head Start on Your University Courses?

Consider applying for the Bellarmine University Accounting Early Entry Summer Scholarship Program. This is a selective program that was established in 1969 and is designed for students planning to select a major in the Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University. Students will take classes in the summer following their senior year in high school. This is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding way to get your university experience off to a great start! As part of this program, you will take ACCT 101 (Principles of Financial Accounting) and you can take up to one other course. The tuition and fees for the courses ($4,620 in Summer 2013) will be covered by your scholarship!

ACCT 101 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits) is designed for all business majors to present the essential core concepts of financial accounting and a complete overview of financial statement reporting. The focus is on introducing the principles and practices of financial information presentation, interpretation, and analysis. Financial reporting and analysis is approached from the perspective of the users of the information, both external and internal to the business enterprise.


  • Will receive tuition and fees for up to two classes and the scholarship does not reduce Bellarmine University scholarship awards for entering full-time students.
  • May have earlier eligibility to start upper division classes in the student’s major.
  • May have earlier eligibility for internships in accounting firms and corporations – even as early as freshman year. Local companies that have recently hired our students as interns include Humana, Texas Roadhouse, Republic Bank & Trust, UBS Financial Services, Yum! Brands, and international, national, and local accounting firms.
  • May allow for graduation and completion of the 150 credit hour requirement for becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) within four years.
  • May allow for earlier entry to Bellarmine University MBA or Master of Science in Taxation program. May allow for acceptance into a dual degree program resulting in a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation in just four years.

How to Apply for the Early Entry Summer Scholarship Program

Once you have been admitted to Bellarmine University, please send your application to Bellarmine University, Accounting Department, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205.

Applications are usually accepted through April 1.

Your application should include:
Contact information including: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address
Description of career plans: Brief description of career plans and an indication as to why you are interested in starting your academic career early.
Letter of recommendation: Can be from teacher, counselor, or business professional and should indicate why you would be a good candidate for the Summer Scholarship Program.
Please also indicate whether you will be needing campus housing during the summer. Housing may be available on a limited basis.

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