BKR International recently presented its annual scholarship awards to honor global accounting students for their individual achievements in the profession. The program awards $3,000 per student toward the cost of obtaining an accounting credential in their respective countries.

Since the program's inception in 2012, more than $60,000 has been granted to 22 students in 12 countries.

Scholarship recipients are nominated by BKR member firms in three designated regions and approved by the Worldwide Board. The 2016 awards were presented to the following:

–   BKR Asia/Pacific Winner: Cody Beckworth, nominated by AMD Chartered Accountants (Western Australia)

–   BKR Europe/Middle East/Africa Winner: Elisavet Georgiou, nominated by Euroglobal SEE Audit Limited (Lefkosia, Cyprus)

–   BKR Americas Winners: Jai Vankwani and Jessica Munn, both nominated by SF Partnership (Toronto, Canada)

“The BKR Scholarship program gives us an opportunity to communicate our appreciation to our excellent interns and provide support for them to achieve their goal of becoming a CPA. Thank you, BKR,” said Gary Crystal, partner with SF Partnership at the BKR Americas Regional Meeting.

“Quality people are the pivotal element in growing a successful accounting practice,” stated Howard Rosen, BKR’s worldwide chairman. "BKR and its member firms recognize how crucial it is to help young accountants around the world who will become our profession's future leaders.”

BKR International will hold its Annual Worldwide Meeting for all global members in Santiago, Chile, November 12-15 later this year.

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Check out a video of the the Americas Region winners below: