Program Beneficiary Testimonials

Contributions and Endowment Funds resulted in Foundation scholarships totaling over $197,000 for the current academic year.

"My family has faced significant financial burden in recent years, and we were uncertain about how we would pay for all my schooling.  I truly value my education, and this scholarship will afford me the opportunity to continue with my educational pursuits. I know that becoming a CPA certified is the only way to truly advance within the field of Accounting, and this scholarship will help my family save for the associated expenses. Thank you again for your generosity. I look forward to the time that I can help others as you have helped me." - Shaun Walker, 2013 Recipient of the Donald W. Rhodes Scholarship

"It was a difficult decision to go back to school full time as an adult with family, and it has been a challenging experience. By awarding me this scholarship, The Educational Foundation has lessened my financial burden, allowing me to focus on my academic endeavors. Receiving this scholarship has also inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope that one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal just as the educational Foundation has helped me." Pavla Melkova, 2013 Recipient of the Robinson Grimes & Company Ross E. Robinson Scholarship

"Receiving this scholarship will allow me to complete my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Georgia Southern University. After completing my undergraduate degree, I plan to attend graduate school, earn a Masters of Accountancy, and complete the CPA exam. The scholarship will provide me with the necessary funds to continue my education and move closer to becoming a licensed CPA. I am very appreciative to have received this scholarship and I look forward to progressing in my accounting classes next year." Heather Gay, 2013 Recipient of the Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP Scholarship

Donors funded the Cash for Professional Awareness program at twelve Georgia colleges and universities in 2013.

“We have enjoyed our previous participation in this initiative and believe it helps us in attracting new students to our accounting program.” – Carl Gabrini, Assistant Professor, College of Coastal Georgia 

“Undoubtedly, our Accounting Open House programs at Wesleyan College, funded by the Foundation’s Cash for Professional Awareness program, have attracted the "best and the brightest" students at Wesleyan, Macon State, Georgia College, and Mercer University to learn more about the accounting profession, becoming a CPA, and the benefits of GSCPA student memberships.” - Kel-Ann S. Eyler, Ph.D., Accounting Program Director and Associate Professor of Accounting, Wesleyan College