NSA News - NSA Scholarship Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

15 Jun 2015 1:07 PM | Anonymous


Contact:        Al Rickard



NSA Scholarship Foundation

Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

Alexandria, VA, June 15, 2015 — A total of 39 students have earned scholarships from the National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation. Together, they will receive $45,875 in scholarship awards.

The Foundation has provided more than $1 million since 1969 to deserving undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to pursuing a career in accounting, helping to develop more qualified young accountants.

The scholarships range from $500 - $2,000. Recipients were selected on the basis of an overall outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, stated goals and aspirations, and financial need.

“The future of the accounting profession is critically important, and these scholarships will help ensure that we have highly qualified young people coming up through the ranks,” explains NSA Scholarship Foundation President Sharon Cook, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP, ARA, Saint Louis, MO.

The 2015 scholarship recipients are listed below with their universities, the NSA Affiliated Organizations or the named scholarships that provided funding, and the amount of each scholarship:

Catherine Acosta
Florida International University
Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $500

George Aldhizer
Wake Forest University
North Carolina Society of Accountants: $2,000

Emily Babski
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dominique Bauer
Saint Leo University
Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals Peace River Chapter: $500

Taylor Beach
Montana State University-Billings
Montana Society of Public Accountants: $775

Alexander Brosseau
Webster University
Missouri Society of Accountants: $1,000

Olivia Conaty
Lee University
Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,250

Mark D'Annunzio
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Milton Brown Award: $1,000

Daniel Dunnigan
Saint Bonaventure University
New York Society of Independent Accountants: $1,000

Lane Estes
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma Society of Accountants: $1,000

Nicole Files
Lebanon Valley College
Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals: $1,000

Shaylyn Goodall
Gonzaga University
Washington Association of Accountants: $2,000

Rachel Gustafson
University of Denver
Public Accountants Society of Colorado: $1,000

Christal Hall
Washington State University
Washington Association of Accountants: $2,000

Jordan Hamada
University of Oregon
Oregon Association of Independent Accountants: $2,000

Jordyn Herzog
Carroll College
Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $1,000

Heidi Huff
Central Virginia Community College
Millard D. Ashley Memorial Award: $1,000

Joseph Hunt
Marywood University
New Jersey Association of Public Accountants: $1,000

Alexia Jentgen
Brigham Young University
Steven Desdier Memorial Award: $1,000

Shay Johnson
Athens State University
Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,250

Aaron Koehne
Grand Canyon University
Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $500

Justin Korth
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska Society of Independent Accountants: $1,000

Thao Le
University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus
Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $2,000

Shelby Lewis
Upper Iowa University
Accountants Association of Iowa: $1,000

James Mastria
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Sager Award: $1,000

Eric Mertens
Missouri State University
Independent Accountants Association of Illinois: $1,600

Briana Moore
Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus
Louisiana Society of Independent Accountants: $500

Katelyn Otradovec
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $500

Juliana Polson
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $500

Delaney Rader
University of Arizona
Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $1,000

Jared Richter
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
North Dakota Society of Accountants: $1,000

Dawn Schiller
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $1,000

Allison Smith
Clarke College
Accountants Association of Iowa: $1,000

Ashlee Sutterfield
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Arkansas Society of Accountants: $1,000

Taryn Tenkley
Whatcom Community College
Washington Association of Accountants: $2,000

Mary Tomlinson
Harding University
Ronny Woods Memorial Award: $1,000

Gloria Wu
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sherman L. Standberry of Georgia State University and Jessie Levno of Eastern Washington University also received renewals of the $2,000 NSA Stanley H. Stearman Award.

To learn more about the NSA Scholarship Foundation program or to make contributions, visit www.nsacct.org/scholarships. The next window to apply for scholarships is January-March 2016.

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The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization formed in response to NSA member commitment to education and the accounting profession. Through its national scholarship program, the Foundation encourages the next generation of accountants by providing financial assistance to college students majoring in accounting.  The Foundation also administers an Educational Grant Program which provides grant funding for the development or enhancement of educational programs, surveys, research and other education activities for those currently in the profession. The NSA Scholarship Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, relies on voluntary, tax-deductible contributions received from individuals, businesses and organizations to fund the activities necessary to sustain its programs.

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