The Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation awarded 23 scholarships totaling more than $43,000 for the 2013-14 academic year.

The nonprofit foundation awarded the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and minority scholarships to students enrolled or accepted into an accounting program at a Virginia college or university. Students were also evaluated on overall academic performance, an entry essay, faculty recommendations, and community and extracurricular activities.

The 2013-14 recipients are:

VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,000)
Nicole Greene of Columbia, Md., George Mason University
Chanell Harris of Philadelphia, Hampton University
Michael Ly of Culpeper, George Mason University

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Christian Reighard of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech
Grant Shillings of Houston, University of Virginia
Shaunese West of Newport News, Virginia Commonwealth University

VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Tori Blanks of Forest, University of Virginia
Karen Green of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University
Tina Sullivan of Chantilly, George Mason University

VSCPA Ph.D. Scholarship ($5,000)
Kevin Eller of Fleetwood, N.C., Virginia Commonwealth University

VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship ($1,000)
Katy Bergey of Harrisonburg, University of Virginia

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship ($4,000)
Theresa Hackett of Vienna, University of Virginia

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship ($2,000)
Gabriele Saucedo of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

CST Group Scholarship ($1,500)
Amanda Laskey of Cherry Hill, N.J., University of Virginia

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship ($3,250)
Marietta Medrana of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($1,750)
Taylar Cannaday of Forest, Lynchburg College

Kearney & Company Scholarship ($2,500)
Courtney Dobbs of Glen Allen, Virginia Tech
Sarah Zahory of Centreville, College of William & Mary

Michael E. Mares Scholarship ($2,000)
Katelyn Fischer of Reiserstown, Md., Marymount University

Murray, Jonson, White & Associates Scholarship ($3,000)
Scott Simmons of Fairfax, Virginia Tech

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($1,750)
Alex Fenzl of Wildwood, Mo., University of Richmond

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($2,500)
Kevin Phelps of Virginia Beach, University of Virginia

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($1,500)
Kaitlin Caubo of Phoenix, Md., University of Virginia

More information on the VSCPA Educational Foundation scholarship and award programs is available here.