NJCPA to award more than $350K in scholarships

The New Jersey Society of CPAs will award more than $350,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors and college students at its 59th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on April 30.

Four-year awards, worth $7,000 each, will be presented to 16 high school seniors who plan to major in accounting in college. One-year awards, worth $6,000 each, will be presented to 37 college accounting students entering their senior year of college or a graduate program.

NJCPA CEO and executive director Ralph Albert Thomas

The NJCPA’s Atlantic/Cape May, Bergen and Mercer chapters will also present various awards to local students at the ceremony. The NJCPA, in collaboration with the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Black Accountants-Northern New Jersey, will also present various scholarships for minority accounting students.

“The awards ceremony is a great opportunity to give back to the next generation and foster an interest in accounting. Informing students about the many doors that can open for CPAs is important,” stated Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director of the NJCPA. “As always, we thank the generosity of our members for making such an event possible.”

The award ceremony will be held at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. Scholarship recipients in attendance will have the opportunity to network with local CPAs and representatives from prominent New Jersey accounting firms.

The NJCPA will begin accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship program this fall. For more information on the NJCPA's scholarship programs, head to its site here.

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