AICPA names 2018-19 Accountemps Scholarship Award recipients

The American Institute of CPAs has announced the four recipients of the 2018-19 AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship Award.

Recipients were chosen from over 580 undergraduate and graduate students across the country for their status as rising leaders in the CPA profession. Recipients will get $10,000 each to go toward tuition for the 2018-19 academic year.

“In addition to sound technical ability, these students have demonstrated the leadership skills that will help them greatly as they enter the accounting profession,” stated Joanne Fiore, vice president of professional media, academic and student engagement at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

Those considered for the award were judged on factors including academic achievement, leadership experience, community service and dedication to the CPA certification. Candidates also needed a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least 30 semester hours in college-level coursework, with six of those hours in accounting credits. Candidates were reviewed by a task force comprising AICPA Student Recruitment Committee members, Accountemps staff and CPA volunteers.

“We are once again excited to partner with the AICPA to recognize these potential CPAs of the future,” said Michael Steinitz, executive director at Accountemps, in a statement. “Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients – for their standout skills and hard work now, which will help to set them up for success in their careers in the profession.”

The 2018-19 AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship Award winners are:

  • Marshelle Davis - University of Miami.
  • Marcela Nichifor - University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Kerby Philippeaux - Temple University
  • Daniel Wollenberg - University of Dayton
AICPA building in Durham, N.C.

Applications for the 2019-2020 AICPA scholarships will open on Dec. 1, 2018. For more on the Accountemps Scholarship Award, head to ThisWaytoCPA's site here.

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