The Virginia Society of CPAs and its Educational Foundation recently announced its college scholarship recipients for the 2018–2019 academic year. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Educational Foundation looks to promote "business and accounting education, rewarding academic excellence and encouraging students to pursue promising careers as [CPAs]."

This year, the Foundation awarded $58,500 in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral scholarships to 27 accounting college students studying within the state. Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted in an accounting program at a Virginia college or university, as well as demonstrate top academic performance, submit an entry essay and faculty recommendations, and demonstrate community and/or extracurricular service.

The 2018–2019 scholarship recipients are:

VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,500-$2,000)

  • Valentina Forero - University of Virginia
  • Connor Mawhinney - College of William & Mary
  • Harold Rojas - George Mason University

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,500-$2,000)

  • Jonathan Anglin - Radford University
  • Lisa Edwards - James Madison University
  • Elizabeth Williams - George Mason University
  • Melissa Wright - Longwood University

VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Benjamin Gardner - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Stephanie Mivsek - University of Virginia
  • Zachary Young - James Madison University

VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Steven Simon - University of Virginia

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship ($2,750)

  • ThuyDung Hoang - University of Virginia
  • Kaitlyn Potter - College of William & Mary

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship ($2,750)

  • Kevin Hale - Virginia Tech

CST Group Scholarship ($2,750)

  • Linjiang Han - University of Virginia

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship ($2,250)

  • Manleen Bajaj - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jieyao Chen - George Mason University

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Ameera Choudhury - College of William & Mary

Kearney & Company Scholarship ($2,500)

  • Genevieve Coan - Virginia Tech
  • Clark Tilson - Virginia Tech

Michael E. Mares Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Austin Sachs - Eastern Mennonite University
  • Jessica Zorumski - Christopher Newport University

MJW Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Sabrina Lingenfelter - University of Virginia
  • Bethany Montrose - Roanoke College

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($2,750)

  • Jacob Adams - College of William & Mary

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($2,500)

  • Matthew Shifflett - James Madison University

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($2,750)

  • Robert Kurtzman - James Madison University
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For more information, head to the Educational Foundation's site here.