Accounts Payable Scholarship

iPayables Accounts Payable Scholarship

iPayables is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a creative business minded student.  Please apply by writing a 500-1,000 word essay describing new ways that people will pay for things 100 years from now. Think of how different payments are today from 100 years ago and predict what it will be like in the year 2116. Be creative, but keep it plausible. While we call it the Accounts Payable Scholarship, you don’t need to focus on accounts payable; you can describe personal or business payments or both. It can be a thorough description of the payment process, or it can be in the form of a short story, but the payment process should be well defined.


Amount: $1000


Due Date: June 30, 2016



Minimum GPA: Not applicable

Need-based: No

Residency: US

Enrollment status: Full-time

Academic level: Incoming freshman, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Location: US

Field of study: All majors


Additional criteria: 

Please submit entries in PDF or Word format to by June 30, 2016. The winner will be announced by July 31, 2016.

Be sure to include your full name, email address, mailing address, phone number, your major and the college you are attending or plan to attend.

Entries will be evaluated on creativity and business reasoning. 

Entries will become the property of iPayables, Inc. Winner allows their name, city, state, major, college, and entry to be publicly shared.

Winner may be required to verify their enrollment in college.

Not required nor part of the evaluation, but do us a favor and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn!


Contact Information

iPayables AP Automation

(949) 916-7410


Accounts Payable Automation

iPayables started changing the way businesses process invoices in 1999; it started with a simple brainstorming session looking for a creative way to do something better. We’re big fans of finding better ways to do things. We hope this fun scholarship gives students an opportunity to use some imagination to see how they could change the world. We continue to change accounts payable departments with our AP Automation solutions. In the past, accounts payable clerks would make copies and shuffle papers around to get approvals, match invoices against paper purchase orders, and answer supplier inquiries. Now, those tasks are all automated, the paper has been replaced with electronic invoices, automated 2 and 3-way match, electronic approval workflow, and AP clerks spend their time maximizing dynamic discounts from suppliers and analyzing spend data. It’s a good exercise to frequently take a step back and ask, “How could we do this better?”



Privacy Policy

iPayables Accounts Payable Scholarship does not use student information for any purpose other than evaluating scholarship entries. Except for the scholarship winner, student information is deleted within a few months after the scholarship deadline. Students may be notified via email that their entry has been received, but no other notifications will be sent and student contact information will not be shared or used for any other purpose. The winning entry will be publicized with student’s name, city, state, major, college, and entry. This is a creative scholarship award, not a search for patent worthy technology.  If student has proprietary technology they wish to patent, disclosing those ideas in this forum is discouraged.

iPayables, Inc.
95 Argonaut, Suite 270
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 215-9122