AccountingWEB announces scholarship entry deadline extension

Westerville, OH (April, 2010) - AccountingWEB, the leading online media company for accountants, is pleased to announce the deadline for entry in the 2010 Scholarship contest has been extended to June 15th, 2010. All entries must be received by this date. Winners will be selected in early July, 2010 and notified shortly thereafter. AccountingWEB will announce the winners to the public on July 15, 2010.

More Info on 2010 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship Program

Three scholarships will be awarded to students who are declared undergraduate accounting majors based on the submission of an essay and the subsequent judging thereof. Funding is provided by AccountingWEB with the goal of encouraging accounting as a major and a career choice.

Participation in the AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship program is open to United States citizens attending colleges, universities, and professional schools of accounting in the United States. Students applying for the AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship must have already completed at least one semester or two trimesters of full-time college and must be declared undergraduate accounting majors, effective for the fall of 2010.

The scholarship is a $500 award, payable to students who attend college as full-time undergraduate students, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, and who are declared accounting majors. Transcripts will be required as evidence of this status.

Scholarship winners will be chosen based on submission and subsequent judging of a short essay not to exceed 500 words. The topic for the 2010 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is The role of accountants in Social Media. Essays will be judged on both style and content. More details are available in the Scholarship Rules.

Applications are now being accepted and will be accepted through the deadline of midnight EST June 15th, 2010. Winners will be selected in early July, 2010 and notified shortly thereafter. AccountingWEB will announce the winners to the public on July 15, 2010.

Rules for Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be full-time (as defined by their school) undergraduate students attending a college, university, or professional accounting school located in the United States.
  2. Applicants must have already completed at least one full-time semester or two full-time trimesters of college.
  3. Applicants must have a declared major of accounting, effective for the fall of 2010.
  4. Applicants must be undergraduates when applying and will be undergraduates in the fall of 2010.
  5. Applicants must be United States citizens.
  6. Students in an accredited two-year college may apply during their second year of college if they are transferring to a four-year college in the fall of 2010 and are committing to a major in accounting.
  7. Applicants must submit an original essay, not to exceed 500 words, on the selected topic. The topic for the 2010 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is "The Role of Accountants in Social Media." The essay should include original ideas on how accountants can incorporate various aspects of social media into their careers.

The Scholarship
This scholarship is a $500 award.

  1. The filled-out application must accompany the essay.
  2. The essay must be typed.
  3. An official transcript must be enclosed.
  4. The application package, including the application, the essay, and the transcript, must be postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time, June 15th, 2010, and mailed with correct postage to:
    Rob Nance, Publisher
    AccountingWEB 2010 Accounting Student Scholarship
    P.O. Box 2252
    Westerville, OH 43086
  5. Essays will be judged by an independent panel of judges in a variety of areas including creativity, innovation, quality of writing, structure, logic, and sources/research.
  6. The three winners will be notified in July, 2010.
  7. The three winners will be announced on AccountingWEB.com in July, 2010.
  8. All essays become the property of AccountingWEB.
  9. Applicants give AccountingWEB permission to publish scholarship essays with the name and school of the author.
  10. The scholarships will be payable to the education institution at which each of the winning students is in attendance.
  11. Note that the IRS has rules regarding the taxability of scholarships. Each recipient of AccountingWEB scholarship funds is responsible for determining how the tax law applies to his or her particular circumstances. Winners will not receive a W-2 or 1099 form for this scholarship.

Application Link:

http://www.accountingweb-cgi.com/editorial/Scholarship-application-2010.pdf





About AccountingWEB.com

Launched in 1999, AccountingWEB is a U.S.-based Web site and e-newsletter service with over 105,000 CPAs, accountants, CFOs, CEOs, and technology consultants throughout the United States signed on as free opt-in members. Primarily serving the CPAs and accountants of small and medium-sized accounting firms, AccountingWEB has developed a solid reputation in the accounting news industry.

The parent company of AccountingWEB.com, Sift Ltd., is headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom. The combination of international resources allows AccountingWEB.com and AccountingWEB.co.uk to reach over 400,000 accountants and financial personnel worldwide.

Contact:
Andrew Lorenz alorenz@accountingweb.com
P.O. Box 2252
Westerville, OH 43086-2252
866.688.1678 x12

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