Accounting Department Student Life

Beta Alpha Psi volunteers assist the community with free tax preparation with one of the largest VITA programs in New York City.

Extra-curricular programs

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for low-to moderate-income (under $50,000) people, who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers are trained by the IRS. Volunteers obtained certification from IRS by passing a basic proficiency exam in preparing income tax returns. Beta Alpha Psi at Pace University runs one of the most successful and largest VITA programs in New York City.

Student Organizations

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Accounting Society (Pleasantville Only) - For more information, contact

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) - ALPFA's mission is to be the leading Hispanic professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for CPAs, accounting, finance, and business related professionals and students, while expanding minority leadership in the global workforce. For more information, please visit or e-mail

Beta Alpha Psi - The honors fraternity for business information professionals. BAP organizes presentations with guest speakers, as well as other events. For more information, please visit or contact

Beta Gamma Sigma - The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is by invitation only. For more information, please visit

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) - NABA's mission is to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession and to inspire the same commitment in their successors. NABA openly welcomes students of all nationalities and majors. For more information, please visit or contact

Women in Corporate America (WICA) - New members encouraged to participate! Learn to enhance your professional skills and network! For more information, visit or e-mail

Scholarships for Accounting Students

Ernst & Young Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education
The Ernst & Young Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education was established by Ernst & Young LLP to promote educational excellence in accounting at Pace University. The Fund provides scholarship awards of $5,000 each to outstanding students who are enrolled in the Lubin School of Business in a qualified accounting program and maintain a 3.30 GPA. Students eligible for these awards must demonstrate involvement and leadership in either co-curricular activities at Pace or service organizations in their local community or high school. For more information, visit the scholarshipWeb page

Deloitte Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Pace alumni, this scholarship rewarding academic excellence (need-based) is funded by Deloitte LLP, a firm that provides audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting services to selected clients. The award is made to full-time undergraduate students who have at least a 3.5 GPA based on completion of at least 45 credits in a four-year college or community college, are majoring in Accounting, and are currently in or transferring to the Accounting Program, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, Pleasantville. Applicants are required to file a FAFSA application. For more information, contact Dean Eileen Murphy,, 914-773 -3531.

The Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Memorial Fund for Service Excellence in Accounting
$2,500 scholarships will be awarded to Junior year accounting majors at the Lubin School of Business who have demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of accounting. The award may be used by any eligible student for tuition and/or related costs. The Dean and faculty members in the accounting department make the selection of the award recipients. For more information, contact Patricia Healy,

Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service
The Scholarship for Service Program (SFS) in Information Assurances is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. The scholarship will support students with two-year full scholarships. A scholarship recipient will be required to take series of courses in computer security in the Seidenberg School, which may be considered as his/her curriculum minor. For more information, contact Dr. Picheng Lee,, 212-618-6424.