Accountemps, the world's first and largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have announced the winners of the 2001-2002 Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship.
The two first-place recipients -- Kimberlyn Gall of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Marisa Neste of Seattle Pacific University -- each received $2,500 toward their education. An honorable mention scholarship of $1,000 went to Marcie Cardaciatto of Villanova University.
"We're proud to have joined with the AICPA to present these scholarships, and we offer our congratulations to three outstanding future accounting professionals who have demonstrated academic and personal excellence," said Andrew Denka, executive director of Accountemps.
"All of the scholarship applicants were exceptional, which made the selection committee's job very difficult," added Jodi Ryan, AICPA Manager of Recruiting Programs. "These talented and ambitious students are sure to become role models for the next generation of CPAs."
The winners were chosen based on scholastic achievement, leadership, future career interests, letters of recommendation, and an essay. A scholarship selection committee of Accountemps and AICPA representatives identified the finalists. Only AICPA student affiliate members majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems possessing at least a 3.0 grade point average were eligible. Each applicant must also have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and have completed the equivalent of at least 30 semester hours.
The AICPA is the national, professional organization of CPAs, with more than 330,000 members in business and industry, public practice, government, and education. You can visit the AICPA's Web site for more information.
Accountemps has more than 330 offices throughout North America, Europe and Australia, and offers online job search services at www.accountemps.com.