Recipients Benefit from The Illinois CPA Society and The CPA Endowment Fund
CHICAGO, June 28, 2016 – The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) and the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois recently awarded academic scholarships to accounting students of diverse backgrounds and common professional goals at colleges around the state. Students earning scholarships are on track to complete their studies in accounting and pursue the CPA credential.
“It was another great year for our scholarship program, and on behalf of the Illinois CPA Society, I am proud to honor these impressive students,” said Todd Shapiro, President and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. “As leaders on campus and in their communities, these students have a great potential for success in the accounting profession. We are truly grateful to the many donors who make it possible for us to recognize their achievements.”
The 2016-2017 ICPAS scholarship recipients are:
Name Hometown School
Babatunde Adediran Evanston, IL DePaul University
Eric Barnes Country Club Hills, IL DePaul University
LeRone Branch South Holland, IL Dominican University
Susan Chun Chicago, IL DePaul University
Greta Ciuksyte Naperville, IL Benedictine University
Kaitlin Ehlers O’Fallon, IL University of Illinois
Ashley Epping Peoria, IL Bradley University
Amy Farley Lynwood, IL Governors State University
Thomas Fisher DeKalb, IL Northern Illinois University
Vincent Greco Elk Grove Village, IL Illinois State University
Samantha Humphrey Round Lake Park, IL Southern Illinois University
Danny Li Flora, IL Southern Illinois University
Yuchu Lo Chicago, IL DePaul University
Andrew Lopez Elgin, IL Northern Illinois University
Anthony Maggitt DeKalb, IL Northern Illinois University
Daniel Manrique Chicago, IL DePaul University
Michael Moskos Lemont, IL DePaul University
Cassidy Neal Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University
Paola Negrete Naperville, IL Benedictine University
Sheila Nevarez Chicago, IL Robert Morris University
Donna Nguyen Wheaton, IL Northern Illinois University
Jacob Nowotarski Itasca, IL Elmhurst College
Connor Obermeier Okawville, IL Southern Illinois University
Nayely Ortiz Chicago, IL DePaul University
Shirley Paredes Chicago, IL University of Illinois at Chicago
Janice Sova O’Fallon, IL Southern Illinois University
Cortesha Spencer Washington Park, IL McKendree University
Kathryn Swerdlick Aurora, IL College of DuPage
Steven Ta Carpentersville, IL Southern Illinois University
Erick Tapia Aurora, IL Aurora University
Krishna Thaker Champaign, IL University of Illinois
Sharon Tucker Sycamore, IL Northern Illinois University
Thanh Vo Chicago, IL University of Illinois at Chicago
Yvette Zavala Cicero, IL Robert Morris University
Each year, The Society and The CPA Endowment Fund provide about $185,000 in financial support and outreach assistance to qualifying students who are working towards becoming CPAs. ICPAS scholarship programs are funded by contributions to the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and cover costs for many expenses including tuition, textbooks and CPA exam fees.
Outreach programs, such as the Student Ambassador Program, help students enhance business skills and build professional connections as they complete studies and begin their careers.
For more information about the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, or to invest in the future of the accounting profession, visit www.icpas.org/annualfund.htm.
About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. The Fund was created to ensure ongoing funding for scholarship and outreach programs. The programs are geared toward encouraging individuals to choose accounting as a career choice and achieve the CPA credential.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections.