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The Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS) Department typically provides more than 20 assistantships each year to our MACIS students.  Two types of assistantships are available:  Teaching Assistantship and Graduate Assistantship.    Teaching Assistants teach sections of Principles of Accounting (financial).  Graduate Assistants assist PhD faculty with research, proctor exams and help grade assignments.  Students with assistantships have an employment contract with Virginia Tech wherein all or a portion of his/her tuition is covered by Virginia Tech, he/she receives a monthly stipend and he/she is also eligible for student health benefits.  Both types of assistantships are excellent leadership opportunities and enable the student to build strong relationships with faculty and students.

Please indicate interest in an assistantship within your MACIS application.


The ACIS Department awards over $300,000 in scholarships on an annual basis.  Students may apply for scholarships through Virginia Tech's Scholarship website.  Applicants will need to create an account, search for ACIS scholarships, and check eligibility requirements for each award.  For further information, please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

NEW!  Scholarship Funding Available for Underrepresented Individuals

Through our continued relationship with KPMG as a participant of its Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics (MADA Program), we are able to provide significant funding in the form of scholarships to underrepresented individuals pursuing a graduate degree in our Master of Accounting and Information Systems (MACIS) Program.  KPMG has committed to providing a gift of $300,000 over several years and has indicated that this “is one of several ways [it] is creating pathways for underrepresented future leaders to build their careers in the profession and with KPMG as an employer of choice.”

Eligibility criteria for the scholarships are as follows:

  • On track to complete or have a bachelor’s degree in accounting (or equivalent program) from an accredited college or university by the start of the MACIS Program
  • In good academic standing (no less than a 3.0 overall and major grade-point average on a 4.0 scale)
  • Plan to meet the educational requirements to be CPA license eligible upon completion of the MACIS Program
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Acceptance and enrollment in our MACIS Program are required for receipt of the scholarship funds.

Per Nadia Rogers, Director of our MACIS Program, “increasing diversity within our program is extremely important as we consider ways in which we can contribute to the future success of our students, the department, the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech and, ultimately, the accounting profession.  We are very grateful that our diversity goals align with that of KPMG in addition to the firm’s generosity in providing this scholarship funding.”

If interested in applying for admission into our MACIS Program and for the KPMG scholarship funding, please scan the QR code below and complete the applications by 11:59pm on January 1, 2023 (for Spring 2023 enrollment):

QR Code for MACIS KPMG Scholarship