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VSCPA Educational Foundation Awards $45,000 in College Scholarships

September 30, 2018

The VSCPA Educational Foundation recently selected its college scholarship recipients for the 2014–2015 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 $45,000 in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral scholarships to 24 accounting college students across Virginia. The Foundation awarded 11 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 2014–2015 scholarship recipients are:

VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,000)
Chanell Harris of Philadelphia, Hampton University
Raven McGriff of Lancaster, S.C., Virginia State University
Shai Sumpter of Newport News, Norfolk State University

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Madeline Kronberger of Ashburn, Radford University
Matthew Rosenbaum of Marion, Radford University
Jessica Woodard of Richmond, Longwood University

VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Katy Bergey of Harrisonburg, University of Virginia
Jake Marshall of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University
Rose Muratore of Reedville, College of William & Mary

VSCPA Ph.D. Scholarship ($5,000)
Karen Green of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University

VSCPA Past Presidents/Chair Scholarship ($1,000)
Roger Ford of Atlantic, Old Dominion University

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship ($2,000)
Kaitlin Caubo of Phoenix, Md., University of Virginia
Christine Gimbar, CPA, of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship ($2,000)
Joseph Rakestraw, CPA, of Christiansburg, Virginia Tech

CST Group Scholarship ($2,000)
Gregory Smith of Vienna, Virginia Tech

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship ($3,500)
Emily Babski of Smithfield, Virginia Tech

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($2,000)
Anthony Palucci of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

Kearney & Company Scholarship ($2,500)
Michelle Ly of Culpeper, George Mason University
Marietta Medrana of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University

Michael E. Mares Scholarship ($2,500)
Taylar Cannaday of Forest, Lynchburg College

Murray, Jonson, White & Associates Scholarship ($3,000)
Carrie Schalm of Midlothian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($2,000)
Andrew Yoder of Harrisonburg, Eastern Mennonite University

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($2,000)
Paul Fitzsimmons of Lorton, James Madison University

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($2,000)
Jean Sweeney of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University

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