The National Society of Accountants and their Scholarship Foundation announced this week that 30 students have been awarded this year's annual scholarships, receiving $37,950 in all.

This year's scholarships ranged from $500 - $3,000. Undergrad and graduate students were chosen based on their notable academics, leadership, activities on and off campus, career goals, and individual financial need.

“These students are the best and brightest candidates working to earn accounting degrees,” stated NSA Scholarship Foundation president Sharon Cook. “We are pleased to support them and look forward to having them join the accounting profession.”

The NSA's Scholarship Foundation has now provided over $1 million to students pursuing an accounting career since its inception in 1969.

Below are the 2017 scholarship winners, listed alongside their current universities, NSA Affiliated Organization or scholarship, and scholarship value:

  • Katelyn Adams, Robert Morris University - Milton Brown Award: $1,000
  • Aileen Duong, Gonzaga University - Washington Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals: $2,000
  • Adam Cochran, University of Missouri-Columbia - Missouri Society of Accountants: $1,000
  • Rachel Colburn, University of Georgia - Stanley H. Stearman Award: $2,000
  • Bailey Skinner, Louisiana Tech University - Louisiana Society of Independent Accountants: $2,000
  • Amanda Wicstrom, Washington State University - Washington Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals: $2,000
  • Bethany Scheerer, University of Maryland-College Park - Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $1,000
  • Esther Chai, St. John's University-New York - New York Society of Independent Accountants: $750
  • Caleb Niemietz, Arizona State University - Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $1,000
  • Courtney Burchett, George Mason University - NSA Sager Award: $1,000
  • Dillon Groves, Ouachita Baptist University - Ronny Woods Memorial Award: $1,000
  • Daisjuan Burns, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Independent Accountants Association of Illinois: $2,000
  • Erin Kilpatrick, Jacksonville State University - Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,800
  • Cassi Johnson. Stetson University - Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $1,000
  • Jessica Martinez, The University of Tampa - Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $1,000
  • Jordan Hamada, University of Oregon - Oregon Association of Independent Accountants: $1,000
  • John Neu, University of Wisconsin-Parkside - Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $500
  • Kiki Smith, University of Colorado Denver - Chester Borelli Award/Public Accountants Society of Colorado: $1,000
  • Kingston Handley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte - North Carolina Society of Accountants: $2,000
  • Lauren Schmidt, Doane College - Nebraska Society of Independent Accountants: $1,000
  • Melissa Harris, Athens State University - Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,000
  • Audrey Manser, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $1,000
  • Nathan Nalley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Arkansas Society of Accountants: $1,100
  • Amanda Parr, Milwaukee Area Technical College - Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $500
  • Rosemarie Rivard, University of Alaska Southeast - Alaska Society of Independent Accountants: $500
  • Stephen Snyder, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Millard Ashley Memorial Award: $1,000
  • Terrence Henderson, University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus - Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $2,000
  • Tyler Westover, Brigham Young University - Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals Peace River Chapter: $300
  • Yena Yang, University of California-Berkeley - Foundation Trustees Award: $1,500
  • Zhishan Liang, Florida International University - Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $3,000

For more information on the NSA's Scholarship Foundation, head to organization's site here.

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