On Monday, the National Society of Accountants (NSA) announced a total of 39 students earning scholarships from the Society's Scholarship Foundation. Together, they will receive $45,875 in scholarship awards.

The Foundation has provided more than $1 million since 1969 to deserving undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to pursuing a career in accounting, helping develop more qualified young accountants.

The scholarships range from $500 - $2,000. Recipients were selected on the basis of an overall outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, stated goals and aspirations, and financial need.

“The future of the accounting profession is critically important, and these scholarships will help ensure that we have highly qualified young people coming up through the ranks,” stated NSA Scholarship Foundation President Sharon Cook.

The 2015 scholarship recipients are listed below with their universities, the NSA Affiliated Organizations or the named scholarships that provided funding, and the amount of each scholarship:

  • Catherine Acosta - Florida International University (Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $500)
  • George Aldhizer - Wake Forest University (North Carolina Society of Accountants: $2,000)
  • Emily Babski - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ($1,500)
  • Dominique Bauer - Saint Leo University (Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals Peace River Chapter: $500)
  • Taylor Beach - Montana State University-Billings (Montana Society of Public Accountants: $775)
  • Alexander Brosseau - Webster University (Missouri Society of Accountants: $1,000)
  • Olivia Conaty - Lee University (Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,250)
  • Mark D'Annunzio - Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (Milton Brown Award: $1,000)
  • Daniel Dunnigan - Saint Bonaventure University (New York Society of Independent Accountants: $1,000)
  • Lane Estes - University of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma Society of Accountants: $1,000)
  • Nicole Files - Lebanon Valley College (Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals: $1,000)
  • Shaylyn Goodall - Gonzaga University (Washington Association of Accountants: $2,000)
  • Rachel Gustafson - University of Denver (Public Accountants Society of Colorado: $1,000)
  • Christal Hall - Washington State University (Washington Association of Accountants: $2,000)
  • Jordan Hamada - University of Oregon (Oregon Association of Independent Accountants: $2,000)
  • Jordyn Herzog - Carroll College (Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $1,000)
  • Heidi Huff - Central Virginia Community College (Millard D. Ashley Memorial Award: $1,000)
  • Joseph Hunt - Marywood University (New Jersey Association of Public Accountants: $1,000)
  • Alexia Jentgen - Brigham Young University (Steven Desdier Memorial Award: $1,000)
  • Shay Johnson - Athens State University (Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,250)
  • Aaron Koehne - Grand Canyon University (Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $500)
  • Justin Korth - University of Nebraska at Omaha (Nebraska Society of Independent Accountants: $1,000)
  • Thao Le - University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus (Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $2,000)
  • Shelby Lewis - Upper Iowa University (Accountants Association of Iowa: $1,000)
  • James Mastria - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Sager Award: $1,000)
  • Eric Mertens - Missouri State University (Independent Accountants Association of Illinois: $1,600)
  • Briana Moore - Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus (Louisiana Society of Independent Accountants: $500)
  • Katelyn Otradovec - Concordia University-Wisconsin (Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $500)
  • Juliana Polson - University of Wisconsin-Superior (Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $500)
  • Delaney Rader - University of Arizona (Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $1,000)
  • Jared Richter - North Dakota State University-Main Campus (North Dakota Society of Accountants: $1,000)
  • Dawn Schiller - University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $1,000)
  • Allison Smith - Clarke College (Accountants Association of Iowa: $1,000)
  • Ashlee Sutterfield - Arkansas State University-Main Campus (Arkansas Society of Accountants: $1,000)
  • Taryn Tenkley - Whatcom Community College (Washington Association of Accountants: $2,000)
  • Mary Tomlinson - Harding University (Ronny Woods Memorial Award: $1,000)
  • Gloria Wu - University of Massachusetts Amherst ($1,500)
  • Sherman L. Standberry of Georgia State University and Jessie Levno of Eastern Washington University also received renewals of the $2,000 NSA Stanley H. Stearman Award.

For more on the NSA Scholarship Foundation program or to make contributions, visit their site here. The next window to apply for scholarships is January-March 2016.