MSCPA updates Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs announced on Tuesday that its Scholarship Program will now offer $10,000 and $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing accounting degrees and the CPA license.

Funded by the MSCPA Educational Foundation, the Scholarship Program aims to "fuel the accounting pipeline with diverse, qualified candidates." The new scholarships will look to help remedy the high cost of education, opening the door for more future professionals. Scholarships are open to undergraduate or graduate students who have shown academic excellence, financial need and the intent to pursue an accounting career.

“The goal of these changes is to give fewer, higher dollar scholarships that will be more impactful and align with our goal of filling the accounting pipeline with more of the best and brightest students,” stated Amy Pitter, president and CEO of the MSCPA. “We are excited to increase our commitment to helping today’s students become tomorrow’s CPAs.”

One of the new $10,000 scholarships, the David J. Clarkson, CPA, Memorial Scholarship, was established in memory of Dave Clarkson, a longtime MSCPA Educational Foundation Board Member who passed away this year.

“We are proud to recognize Dave, who gave so much and cared deeply about helping others in the profession,” added Pitter. “It’s an honor for his legacy to live on in the Scholarship Program, and it will make a meaningful difference to these students.”

The deadline to donate to the 2020 Scholarship Program is Dec. 31, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2020. For more information on the Educational Foundation and the 2020 Scholarship Program, head to the MSCPA's site here.

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