New York Accounting Foundation Awards $183,750 in Scholarships

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The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' (NYSSCPA) Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) has announced the sixty-seven New York State students who will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.

The scholarships are awarded in order to provide financial assistance and encouragement to accounting majors. Sixty college students received a $2,500 scholarship, three received $1,250, and one received $1,000. 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 2013-2014 FAE President John Lauchert. "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 to help identify students eligible for these scholarships.

To learn more about the FAE Scholarships, eligibility, and requirements, go to the NYSSCPA website

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 in a New York college or university.

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 Scholarships List 2013

  • Adelphi University - Stephanie Naranjo, Michelle Yim, and Jessica Rodriguez
  • Alfred University - Nicole Sutter and Michael Stivale
  • Canisius College - Jacob Jeziorowski, Lindsay Glassman, Brian Almendinger, and Elizabet Stefanova
  • College of Saint Rose - Allison Gray and Rebecca Jean-Paul
  • College of Staten Island - Faisal Sharif and Elena Ghelan
  • Daemen College - Kevin Smeader Jr. and Shaun Snyder
  • Dowling College - Rebecca Brodsky
  • Elmira College - Gabriella Coppola and Keegan Knoll
  • Fordham University - Michelle Ciesielska
  • Hartwick College - Justin Warren
  • Hofstra University - Tracy Robertson
  • Ithaca College - Scott Koblick
  • Le Moyne College - Zachary Hoalcraft and John Rogan
  • Long Island University - Shirnelle Joseph
  • Manhattan College - Jennifer Adarna and Alyssa Vigada
  • Marist College - Diana Derr
  • Mercy College - Kimberly Buono and Yuna Lu
  • Molloy College - Nastassja Kosinski
  • Nazareth College - Amanda Stevens and Aubrey Cooke
  • New York University - Fanxue Meng
  • Niagara University - Jason Cutler and Natalie Wisniewski
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Taylor Whalen and Michael Burns
  • Siena College - Adam Lindhorst and Jennifer Peone
  • St. Bonaventure University - James Tantalo and Jenna Torella
  • St. Francis College - Idalizza Berrios
  • St. John Fisher - Ryan Weir and Kathleen Fandrich
  • St. Joseph's College - Katelyn Albanese and John Gaillard Jr.
  • SUNY Fredonia - Richard Burlett III
  • SUNY Geneseo - Andrew McNulty
  • SUNY Institute of Technology - Cari Donahue
  • SUNY New Paltz - Ming Kit Lo
  • SUNY Oswego - Daniel Smyth
  • SUNY at Old Westbury - Premala Santhiralingram and Esteban Alfaro
  • Syracuse University - Gregory DeMilio and Emanuel Mirabal
  • University at Albany - Leon Matthew and Smiley Rojas-Nunez
  • University at Buffalo - Amilyn Corliss, Sergio Gangarossa, Luwei Jiang, and Joshua Seward
  • Utica College - Joshua Haar and David Lyubezhanin

COAP Scholarships 2013

  • Shannon Berchem
  • Joseph Gonzales
  • Yusef Burgos

Source: New York State Society of CPAs Press Release



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