Falls Church, Va.-based Murray, Jonson, White & Associates has given $50,000 to the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation to establish a student scholarship. The scholarship and funds were allotted to be in conjunction with the firm’s 50th anniversary in 2009.

The Murray, Jonson, White & Associates Scholarship will be awarded each year to an accounting major planning to take the CPA Exam. The student must be currently enrolled in an accredited Virginia college or university and demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

“The VSCPA Educational Foundation appreciates the generous gift from Murray, Jonson, White & Associates,” said Stephanie S. Saunders, CPA, chair of the VSCPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors. “We are excited that the firm is establishing an endowed scholarship and helping ensure Virginia’s top accounting students become the future leaders of the CPA profession.”