​​Be the Future of Internal Auditing​

​Internal Auditor magazine, the world's leading publication covering the internal audit profession, is launching a scholarship program. We are offering six, US$1,000 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who write the most informative and intuitive essays on internal audit subjects. Once the student winners are announced, we will publish the winning essay on InternalAuditor.org.

Download the scholarship application form to get started. Once you have completed your essay, submit both the completed application form and your essay to Scholarship@theiia.org.

The scholarship essay topics and submission periods are as follows:

1 February 2017 – 31 March 2017:
Why are the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing important?
(read "Breaking Down the Standards" in the February issue of Internal Auditor.)
Download the question PDF​

1 April 2017 – 31 May 2017: ​
What is internal audit’s role in making the organization more resilient?
(read "Resilience Through Crisis" in the April issue of Internal Auditor.)
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1 August 2017 – 30 September 2017:
What are the ethical issues that can arise in an organization’s collection, use, and analysis of data?
(read "Ethical Issues in the Collection, Use, and Analysis of Data" in the August issue of Internal Auditor.)
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1 October 2017 – 30 November 2017:
How can business acumen help internal audit?
(Read "Developing Business Acumen Within the Audit Function" in the October issue of Internal Auditor.)
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1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018:
What is internal audit’s role in ensuring employees’ personal information is protected?
(read "Protecting Employee Personal Information" in the December issue of Internal Auditor.)
Download the question PDF​

The IIA's Academic Relations Program

For decades, The IIA has been committed to Academic Relations by providing dedicated staffing and volunteer support. As the profession evolved, so did the needs of the academic community for "internal audit-ready" graduates to enter the business arena and meet the demand for graduates with a reduced learning curve.

To help fill the pipeline with such graduates, The Internal Audit Academic Awareness Program and the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) were created to support institutions of higher education in creating stellar learning opportunities for those interested in a career in internal auditing. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​


As a member of The IIA, you will receive access to Internal Auditor magazine, a worldwide network of professionals​, world-class training opportunities, increased knowledge, professional guidance, leadership development, and more. If you reside outside North America and the Caribbean, please contact your local Institute for student and educator membership rates.​


December - January​
Scholarship Winner

Abigail Andrews 

Abigail Andrews
Michigan State University
Read Abigail's winning essay

Previous Scholarship Winners

Justin Whisenant
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Read Justin's winning essay

Will​iam Taylor
Union University
Read William's winning essay

Angela Obolsky
Texas A&M University
Read Angela's winning essay

Laura Gajski, CIA, CPA
Robert Morris University​
Read Laura's winning essay

Hunter Martin
Uni​on University​
Read Hunter's winning essay

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