The Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation announced its college scholarship recipients for the 2014-15 academic year.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and accounting education and pursuit of the CPA, the VSCPA Educational Foundation this year awarded $45,000 in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral scholarships to 24 accounting college students in the state.

Applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted in an accounting program at a Virginia college or university, while other selection criteria includes overall academic performance, entry essay, faculty recommendation(s) and community and/or extracurricular activities.

The 2014–2015 scholarship recipients are:

VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,000)
Chanell Harris of Philadelphia, Hampton University
Raven McGriff of Lancaster, S.C., Virginia State University
Shai Sumpter of Newport News, Norfolk State University

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Madeline Kronberger of Ashburn, Radford University
Matthew Rosenbaum of Marion, Radford University
Jessica Woodard of Richmond, Longwood University

VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Katy Bergey of Harrisonburg, University of Virginia
Jake Marshall of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University
Rose Muratore of Reedville, College of William & Mary

VSCPA Ph.D. Scholarship ($5,000)
Karen Green of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University

VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship ($1,000)
Roger Ford of Atlantic, Old Dominion University

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship ($2,000)
Kaitlin Caubo of Phoenix, Md., University of Virginia

Christine Gimbar, CPA, of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship ($2,000)
Joseph Rakestraw, CPA, of Christiansburg, Virginia Tech

CST Group Scholarship ($2,000)
Gregory Smith of Vienna, Virginia Tech

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship ($3,500)
Emily Babski of Smithfield, Virginia Tech

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($2,000)
Anthony Palucci of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

Kearney & Company Scholarship ($2,500)
Michelle Ly of Culpeper, George Mason University
Marietta Medrana of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University

Michael E. Mares Scholarship ($2,500)
Taylar Cannaday of Forest, Lynchburg College

Murray, Jonson, White & Associates Scholarship ($3,000)
Carrie Schalm of Midlothian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($2,000)
Andrew Yoder of Harrisonburg, Eastern Mennonite University

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($2,000)
Paul Fitzsimmons of Lorton, James Madison University

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($2,000)
Jean Sweeney of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University