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2019 VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients

August 22, 2019

The VSCPA Educational Foundation recently selected its college scholarship recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year. The VSCPA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and accounting education, rewarding academic excellence and encouraging students to pursue promising careers as CPAs. 

This year, the Foundation awarded $57,250 in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral scholarships to 24 accounting college students across Virginia. The Foundation awarded 16 named scholarships.

Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted in an accounting program at a Virginia college or university. Other selection criteria for the awards include overall academic performance, entry essay, faculty recommendation(s) and community and/or extracurricular activities.

The 2019–2020 scholarship recipients are:

VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship ($2,000)
Marlena Zaleski of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($2,000 each)    
Zachary Beigel of Richmond, University of Virginia
Aaron Rosedale of Madison, James Madison University
Emily Steele of Fairfax Station, College of William & Mary

VSCPA PhD Scholarship ($2,000 each)    
Jonathan Truelson of Christiansburg, Virginia Tech

VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,500–$2,000)    
Carissa Malone of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech
Tamera Williams of Franklin, Christopher Newport University

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,500)    
Samuel Main of Kernersville, N.C., Randolph-Macon College

CST Group Scholarship ($3,000)    
Emily Coppa of Kinnelon, N.J., University of Virginia

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship (two awards at $2,500 each)
Kathryn Cardenas of Stafford, University of Virginia
Lisa Edwards of Aylett, James Madison University

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($2,250)    
Willow Pedersen of West Point, Virginia Tech

Kearney & Company Scholarship (two awards at $2,500 each)    
Genevieve Coan of Herndon, Virginia Tech
Sarah Grigg of Alexandria, George Mason University

Michael E. Mares Scholarship (two awards at $2,250 each)    
Colleen Connolly of Winchester, Randolph-Macon College
April Meadows of Chesapeake, Old Dominion University

MJW Scholarship (two awards at $2,250 each)    
Molly Carpenter of Roanoke, Virginia Tech
Laura Cooper of Glen Allen, Virginia Commonwealth University

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship (two awards at $3,000 each)    
Katherine Lee of Richmond, University of Virginia
Savannah Lee of Bedford, James Madison University

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($3,000)
Carl Scholl of Clinton, Conn., College of William & Mary

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship ($3,000)
Note: selection made by Virginia Tech    
Adam Watanabe du Pon of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($3,000)    
Jennifer Freebus of Virginia Beach, James Madison University

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($3,000)
Matthew Mitchell of Suffolk, Old Dominion University