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Congrats to the Newest VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients

August 7, 2020

The VSCPA Educational Foundation has awarded 25 scholarships to accomplished and deserving accounting students around the Commonwealth! Thank you to everyone who donated. Your contributions help protect the pipeline of the CPA profession and provide a lifeline for many students to pursue accounting careers. Visit the Educational Foundation today to contribute to next year’s crop. The winners for 2020–2021 are:

VSCPA Minority Scholarship ($1,500–$2,000) 
Mario Dorado of Fairfax, George Mason University 
La'akea Fujita of Coopersburg, Pa., Eastern Mennonite University 
Nicolas Torrico-Ledesma of Arlington, George Mason University 

VSCPA Past President's/Chair Scholarship ($2,000) 
Carissa Malone of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech 

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,500) 
Abubakar Barrie of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University
Courtney Streeby of Oakwood, Radford University
Ellie Schad of North Yarmouth, Maine, Roanoke College 
Emily Bless of Bumpass, Roanoke College 

VSCPA Graduate Scholarship ($2,000) 
Kaitlin Kerr of Wardensville, W.Va., University of Virginia 

CST Group Scholarship ($3,000) 
Leanne Musa of Fairfax, University of Virginia 

Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship (two awards at $2,500) 
Cindy Ly of Fredericksburg, University of Mary Washington
Anna Thomas of Climax, N.C., Emory & Henry College 

H. Burton Bates Jr. Scholarship ($2,250) 
Appolinaire Abo of Arlington, Northern Virginia Community College 

Kearney & Company Scholarship ($2,500) 
Grace Carter of Hampstead, Md, University of Virginia 
Carol Pham of Springfield, George Mason University

Michael E. Mares Scholarship (two awards at $2,250 each) 
Connor Brumbaugh of Roanoke, Roanoke College
Madison Lee of Mechanicsville, College of William and Mary 

MJW Scholarship (two awards at $2,500 each) 
Sarah Austin of Springfield, George Mason University 
Melissa Perera of Sterling, George Mason University 

Thomas M. Berry Jr. Scholarship (two awards at $3,000 each) 
Kelci Dixon of Clinton, Md., North Carolina A&T State University 
Katie Winner of Fairfax, University of Virginia 

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($3,000) 
Mia Harvey of Pineville, N.C., Liberty University 

Virginia Tech Doctoral Scholarship ($3,000) 
Note: Selection made by Virginia Tech 
Adam Du Pon 

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer Scholarship ($2,750) 
Tamera Williams of Franklin, Christopher Newport University 

Yount, Hyde & Barbour Scholarship ($3,000) 
Tyler Spiers of Stony Creek, Virginia Tech