The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced the 10 recipients of the 2014-2015 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship, annually presented to both undergraduate and graduate-level accounting students pursuing their CPA license who have displayed academic excellence and leadership. Each recipient will receive a $2,500 award for the academic year.

The 2014-2015 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship recipients are listed below (in alphabetical order):

  • Matthew Adams – University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire)
  • Tanyeka Alexander – University of Baltimore
  • Guadalupe Cotto – Roosevelt University
  • Jenna Durnell – Southwest Baptist University
  • Zachary Haveman – University of Denver
  • Jessica Huang – Santa Clara University
  • Anthony Jakubowski – The University of Akron
  • Jacob Persky – University of Kentucky
  • Brooke Stout – Boise State University
  • Eric Troff – University of Utah

“On behalf of the AICPA, I applaud this year’s recipients of the AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship for their commitment to academic achievement,” stated Joanne Fiore, AICPA vice president of professional media, pathways and inclusion. “These exceptional students are a testament to the strength of the pipeline of talent coming into the accounting profession.”

Chosen from more than 1,190 applicants, the scholarship recipients needed to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completed at least 30 semester hours in college-level coursework, including six semester hours in accounting.  The AICPA’s Pre-certification Education Executive Committee and Accountemps representatives selected the recipients based on academic achievement, demonstration of leadership and overall commitment to becoming a licensed CPA professional.

The 10 students will also become part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program, established in 2011. The Legacy program awards recipients a one-year AICPA scholarship and helps develop the soft skills needed to maintain a successful career through service. Scholarship recipients plan, promote and execute eight-hour community service projects per semester. The service activity must relate to accounting, serve the community and be meaningful to the student.

The application deadline for the 2015-16 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program is April 1, 2015. Additional information can be found at www.aicpa.org/scholarships.