The American Institute of CPAs awarded the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to 78 students from 36 states for the 2011-12 academic year.
The awardees were narrowed down from 272 eligible applicants and include students in undergraduate and graduate level accounting programs that have maintained a minimum 3.3 grade point average and plan on pursuing CPA licensure.
Texas students represented the largest number of minority scholarship recipients this year, with 11, while 10 recipients hail from North Carolina and five from Georgia.
The AICPA Foundation provides the scholarship funding with contributions from the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs and Robert Half International. The individual awards range from $1,500 to $3,000.
Among the students selected for designated awards were:
Stuart Kessler Scholarship Recipient
Scott Williams, University of Southern California
New Jersey Society of CPAs
Elaine Gil, Rutgers University
Iram Khan, Rider University
Robert Half International
Christopher Sanchez, University of Connecticut
Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs
Stephanie Aranda, Southern Methodist University
Joston Benton, Southern Methodist University
Adlith Castillo, University of Houston
Loren Dailey, Texas A&M University
Jaleesa Frank, University of Houston
Joneesha Henderson, University of Texas-Dallas
James Henshall, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ryan Macia, University of Texas at Austin
Minchau Nguyen, University of Houston
Robin Simon, University of Texas at Austin
Carolyn Solorzano, University of Texas at Austin
The full list of recipients is available at www.aicpa.org/minorityscholarship. The application deadline for the 2012-13 AICPA Minority Scholarship program is April 1, 2012.