Selected college students are receiving some help from the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation. VSCPA awarded college scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Area recipients include Eric Negangard of Christiansburg, Owen Brown of Blacksburg and Phillip Stucki of Stafford. All three students are attending Virginia Tech.
Here is the press release from Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Richmond (June 19, 2012) — The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) Educational Foundation recently selected its college scholarship recipients for the 2012–2013 academic year. The VSCPA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and accounting education, rewarding academic excellence and encouraging students to pursue promising careers as Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
This year, the Foundation awarded $44,000 in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and minority scholarships to 25 accounting college students across Virginia. The Foundation awarded 11 named scholarships, including five new offerings: the VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship, the Kearney & Company Scholarship, the Michael E. Mares Scholarship, the Verus Financial Partners Scholarship and the William T. McDermott Scholarship.
Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted in an accounting program at a Virginia college or university. Other selection criteria for the awards include overall academic performance, entry essay, faculty recommendation(s) and community and/or extracurricular activities.
The 2012–2013 scholarship recipients are:
VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,000)
Adrienne Essiaw of Warrenton, College of William & Mary
April Jung of Yorktown, University of Virginia
Fatima Zohra Sbai of Alexandria, George Mason University
VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Christopher Chin of Mechanicsville, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sarah Watson of Midlothian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Brittany Wood of Ashburn, Virginia Tech
VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Sean McCabe of Richmond, James Madison University
Nasser Mikdadi of Vienna, Virginia Tech
Mary Scott of Wakefield, Virginia Commonwealth University
VSCPA Ph.D. Scholarship ($2,500)
Eric Negangard of Christiansburg, Virginia Tech
CST Group Scholarship ($2,500)
Michael Ly of Culpeper, George Mason University
Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship ($2,500)
Marietta Medrana of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University
H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($1,750)
Carmen Witmer of Newville, Pa., Eastern Mennonite University
Kearney & Company Scholarship ($2,500)
Courtney Dobbs of Glen Allen, Virginia Tech
Brian Lapierre of Williamsburg, College of William & Mary
Michael E. Mares Scholarship ($1,250)
Lauren Wilcox of Milford, Lynchburg College
Murray, Jonson, White & Associates Scholarship ($3,000)
Tina McNulty of Chantilly, George Mason University
Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship ($3,000)
Jenna Moehring of Cary, N.C., University of Richmond
Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($1,500)
Michael Thiele of Far Hills, N.J., James Madison University
Austin M. Cloyd, Matthew G. Gwaltney & Maxine S. Turner Doctoral Scholarship ($2,500)
Owen Brown of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech
VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship ($1,000)
Candice Owens of Church View, Longwood University
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($2,500)
Matthew Richards of Portsmouth, College of William & Mary
William T. McDermott Scholarship ($1,000)
Alex Borgardts of Kansas City, Mo., Virginia Tech
Brad Griffith of Dublin, Ohio, Liberty University
Anthony Helms of Bassett, Radford University
Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($2,500)
Phillip Stucki of Stafford, Virginia Tech
For more information, please contact VSCPA Public Relations Specialist Hillary Crowder at (804) 612-9424.
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) Educational Foundation is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and accounting education, rewarding academic excellence and encouraging students to pursue promising careers. For more information on the VSCPA Educational Foundation, its scholarship and award programs, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.vscpafoundation.com, email email@example.com or call (804) 612-9427.