The Educational Foundation of GSCPA Awards Over $115K in Scholarships and Institutional Support

The Educational Foundation of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) recently announced its scholarship award recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.

Scholarships ranging from $1,300-$5,000, for a total of $112,333, were awarded to over 50 accounting students from 15 different Georgia universities and colleges.

Students were selected based on their commitment to pursuing a career in accounting, academic performance and leadership skills. An additional $3,000 in institutional support was granted by GSCPA chapters for a grand total of $115,333.

“Foundation programs raise awareness of the CPA profession while educating students about the value of a career as a CPA,” shared Beverly Smith, CPA, CFE, CGMA, president of The Educational Foundation.

Established in 1957, the Foundation helps students achieve their goals of becoming CPAs by identifying the best and brightest individuals entering the profession and providing those individuals with the help needed to complete their education.

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The 2017-2018 scholarship recipients are as follows:

Bates, Carter & Company, LLP Scholarship
Devin Turner University of North Georgia $1,500
Ben Brannon Accounting Scholarship
Courtney Ashworth University of North Georgia $1,800
Bennett Thrasher PC Scholarship
Diamond Miller Georgia State University $1,300
Danielle Bertram Kennesaw State University $1,300
Javier Blanco Ogelthorpe University $1,300
Rachel Cole University of Georgia $1,300
Lauren Dinges Georgia Institute of Technology $1,300
Cherry Bekaert, LLP Accounting Scholarship
Jihye Hong Georgia State University $2,500
Collins/Moody + Company, PC Scholarship
Tim Koehler University of West Georgia $1,800
Cle'Nesha Anderson Mercer $1,800
Donald W. Rhodes Scholarship
Tina Pak Georgia State University $1,600
The Educational Foundation of GSCPA Accounting Scholarship
James Beach University of North Georgia $5,000
Katherine Cassady Georgia State University $5,000
Jerrico Middlebrooks Mercer $2,500
Katrin Gomisch Kennesaw State University $2,500
Callah Cooney University of West Georgia $2,500
Allison Cerqueda Kennesaw State University $2,500
William Mickalonis Kennesaw State University $2,500
Hannah Whaley University of Georgia $1,500
Katherine Jones Georgia College & State University $2,000
Jennifer Uher University of Georgia $1,500
Woodrow Kavanagh Kennesaw State University $2,000
Max Reethof University of Georgia $1,500
DeAnna Middlebrooks Mercer $1,500
Brian Whitaker University of Georgia $1,500
Kendall McTier Georgia College & State University $1,500
Fabiola Vazquez Georgia State University $1,500
Mario Lemon Savannah State University $1,500
Emory Suggs University of North Georgia $1,500
Gifford, Hillegasse & Ingwersen, LLP Scholarship
Ashleigh King Georgia Institute of Technology $1,700
Qingyan "Sunny" Wang University of Georgia $1,700
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP Scholarship
James Beeland Georgia Southern University $1,600
Kelly Bostch Kennesaw State University $1,600
Breanna Ragsdale University of Georgia $1,600
Howard Herman Service Award Scholarship
Joseph King University of West Georgia $1,300
Julius M Johnson Scholarship
Matthew Smith Georgia Southern University $5,000
Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan Scholarship
Chisato Smith Georgia State University $1,600
Shivam Agarwal Georgia State University $1,600
Robert Lange Accounting Scholarship
Sarah Stebbins Georgia Institute of Technology $2,000
Robinson Grimes & Company Keith Grimes Scholarship
Annelle Brunson University of Georgia $1,500
Robinson Grimes & Company Ross E. Robinson Scholarship
Lisa Rouse Columbus State University $1,500
Windham Brannon Excellence in Accounting Scholarships
Aiko Hollingsworth University of Georgia $1,500
Suzanne Clay University of Georgia $1,500
Windham Brannon's Ben Brannon Scholarship in memory of Roy Livingston
Stephanie Mivesk University of West Georgia $1,300
Windham Brannon's Bill Bomar Scholarship in memory of Ivan Allen, Jr.
Cody McQuillen University of North Georgia $1,300
Windham Brannon's Fred Windham Scholarship in memory of A.J. James & H. O'Neal Embr
Melissa Turvy Kennesaw State University $1,300
Windham Brannon's Jim Duval Scholarship in memory of Daniel A. McKeever
Jonathan Sauls LaGrange College $1,300
Windham Brannon's Stuart Cashin Scholarship in memory of M.D. Hodges
Ricky Walker Georgia College & State University $1,300
The North Perimeter Chapter of The Georgia Society of CPAs
Alisa Lord University of Georgia $1,750
The Gwinnett Chapter of The Georgia Society of CPAs
Xuan Casson Clayton State University $2,000
The Rome Chapter of The Georgia Society of CPAs
Jackson Putnam Berry College $4,258

*The Educational Foundation awarded $97,708 in scholarships to over 50 accounting students. The Foundation awarded an additional $14,625 in scholarships through the Chapter Matching Funds Program, and GSCPA chapters granted Georgia universities and colleges with $3,000 in institutional support for a grand total of $115,333.

If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact  Callie Hammond, manager, pipeline initiatives, at 800-330-8889, ext. 2953.