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VSCPA Educational Foundation Awards $57,250 in College Scholarships

For Immediate Release

Contact: David Bass
(804) 612-9440
[email protected]

Richmond (July 1, 2019) — The Virginia Society, Certified Public Accountants (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 Certified Public Accountants (CPA). 

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 President's/Chair Scholarship ($2,000)
Marlena Zaleski, Virginia Tech

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

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

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

VSCPA Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,500)    
Samuel Main, Randolph-Macon College

CST Group Scholarship ($3,000)    
Emily Coppa, University of Virginia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Verus Financial Partners Scholarship ($3,000)
Carl Scholl, College of William and Mary

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

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

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

The Virginia Society, Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) Educational Foundation is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and accounting education, rewarding academic excellence and encouraging students to pursue promising careers. For more information on the VSCPA Educational Foundation, its scholarship and award programs, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit vscpa.com/foundation, email [email protected] or call (804) 612-9427.

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