FAE Awards $150,000 in College Scholarships

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and its Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) have announced the fifty New York students who will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.

The scholarships are awarded in order to provide financial assistance and encouragement to accounting majors. Forty-eight college students each received a $2,500 scholarship. Three students who had previously graduated the FAE's Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program each received $10,000 scholarships.
 
"The Foundation for Accounting Education takes great pride in awarding these scholarships to truly deserving students in an effort to support their educational goals," said FAE President John Kearney. "By encouraging top-level students to enter the field of accounting, we hope to strengthen the profession as a whole." 
 
Students receiving the $2,500 scholarships must be a declared accounting major and have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students also must be eligible for financial aid to receive the scholarships. FAE has dedicated campus liaisons at forty-seven colleges in New York State to help identify students eligible for these scholarships.
 
The $10,000 scholarships were awarded to high school students who have graduated the COAP program and will be starting college in the fall. The COAP scholarship winners will receive the $10,000 over the next five years toward their tuition in an accounting program.
 
The COAP program was founded in 1987 in order to attract high school students from public and private schools in New York State into the accounting profession. Recruitment for the COAP program is focused on minority groups historically underrepresented in the CPA profession.
 
FAE Scholarship List 2012
Alfred University - Christine Donivan
Canisius College - John Gannon
Canisius College - Jeffrey Farr
Canisius College - Michael Carrig
CUNY Baruch - Pedro Reyes
Daemen College - Kristy Redding
Elmira College - Steffan Waters
Hartwick College - Lindsey Frawley
Hilbert College - Adam Clabo
Hilbert College - Jeffery Ritter
Hofstra University - Edgar Huamantla
Ithaca College - Jilian Kowalowski
Ithaca College - Scott Koblick
Le Moyne College - Kelly Anderson
Le Moyne College - Bradley Canino
Manhattan College - Nicole Landes
Manhattan College - Alba Lika
Marist College - Emilio Menendez
Molloy College - Lesya Zazdravnaya
Molloy College - William Surowiec
Nazareth College - Jacquelyn Reis
Rochester Institute of Technology - Daniel Mancuso
Siena College - Raymond Brown
Siena College - Melissa McLaughlin
St. Francis College - Chandradath Ramotar
St. Francis College - Vanessa Mateo
St. John Fisher College - Kristi Jeffres
St. John Fisher College - Mark Fancher
The College of St. Rose - Andrew Kochian
SUNY Albany - Amy Wong
SUNY Brockport - Allison Sawyer
SUNY Brockport - Elizabeth Hall
SUNY Fredonia - Caitlin Ballerstein
SUNY Fredonia - Tiffany Place
SUNY Fredonia - Diana Derr
SUNY Geneseo - Andrew McNulty
SUNY Oneonta - Scott Burlison
SUNY Oneonta - Timothy Narine
SUNY Oswego - Michael Sweeney
SUNY Oswego - Daniel Krol
SUNY Plattsburgh - Heather Brewer
Syracuse University - Jin Chen
Syracuse University - Samantha Ackley
University at Buffalo - Amber Shields
University at Buffalo - Amilyn Corliss
University at Buffalo - Limin Liu
University of Rochester - Adam Bojanowski
Utica College - Ashley Baye
 
COAP Scholarships 2012
Hartwick College - Matthew Roth
Binghamton University - Brian Galvin
Rochester Institute of Technology - Shayla Sanders
 
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Source: August 3, 2012, New York State Society of CPAs Press Release

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