AICPA Foundation grants $20K to high school students

The American Institute of CPAs Foundation granted $20,000 in academic scholarships to 10 high school students across the country.

The AICPA Foundation High School Scholarship provides $2,000 to up to 10 students who intend to major in accounting at an accredited college or university, and who have taken an advanced high school accounting course overseen by teachers participating in the AICPA’s Accounting Program for Building the Profession. More than 1,500 teachers have participated in APBP to date.

“The AICPA Foundation is pleased to recognize these talented students,” stated AICPA Foundation president Ernie Almonte. “This scholarship serves as a formal bridge between a student’s high school education and their decision to major in accounting.”

“By starting their accounting studies in high school, these students have a huge head start on their journey to becoming CPAs,” said Joanne Fiore, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ vice president of professional media, academic & student engagement, in a statement. “The [APBP] Advanced High School Accounting program continues to evolve and prove itself to be a great way to introduce students to the accounting profession at an early age.”

This year’s scholarship recipients are listed below (along with the high school where they completed the Advanced High School Accounting course and the college they plan on attending):

  • Claire Andries (Waunakee Community High School / University of Wisconsin - Madison)
  • Sydney Cherney (Farragut High School / East Tennessee State University)
  • Olivia Carol Demars (Meridian High School / Brigham Young University)
  • Sarah Ferkler (North Caroline High School / University of Maryland)
  • Alyssa Hadding (Warren Township High School / Illinois State University)
  • Ryane William Hoffman (Manhattan High School / Kansas State University)
  • Jack Andrew Horoho (Warsaw Community High School / Purdue University - West Lafayette)
  • Thomas Lutter (Lower Moreland High School / University of Delaware)
  • Daniel Molyneaux (Kiski Area High School / University of Pittsburgh)
  • Megan Wegner (Port Washington High School / University of Wisconsin - Madison)
AICPA building in Durham, N.C.

The AICPA Foundation will be offering scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Students meeting the eligibility for the High School Scholarship can review details and submit applications on StartHereGoPlaces beginning Dec. 1, 2019.

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