Illinois CPA Society Awards Scholarships to College Accounting Students

CHICAGO, June 11, 2019 The Illinois CPA Society is pleased to provide $77,000 in scholarships to 36 accounting students as part of the Society’s Accounting Scholarship Program. Supported by contributions to the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Scholarship Program recognizes accounting students at Illinois colleges and universities who demonstrate strong academic performance, leadership qualities, and financial need.

Annually, the Fund contributes approximately $200,000 toward scholarships as well as outreach programs for more than 170 diverse and deserving accounting students across the state. In addition to these scholarships, initiatives such as the Society’s Jumpstart to Accounting Program and CPA Exam Award Program make it possible for students and CPA candidates to transition into the profession, through enhancing their business skills and paying for their CPA exam fees.

“It’s a proud honor to support such an impressive group of students determined to succeed as future leaders in the accounting profession,” said Todd Shapiro, President and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. “The scholarships wouldn’t be possible without generous support from our donors who help eliminate financial barriers so these recipients may achieve their goals.”

The 2019-2020 academic year scholarship recipients are:

  Name                                        Hometown                 School

Morayma Barron

Joliet

University of St. Francis

Guadalupe Belmonte

Wood Dale

Dominican University

Carissa Boerboom

Rock Island

Augustana College

Paige Cosgrove

Chicago

Northern Illinois University

Joshua Coyle

Aurora

Northern Illinois University

Christine Crews

Sugar Grove

Northern Illinois University

Indira Escalante

Hoffman Estates

Trinity Christian College

Timothy Fell

Lindenhurst

DePaul University

Zohra Firdose

Pingree Grove

Northern Illinois University

Diego Gonzalez

Elgin

Northern Illinois University

Samson Hailu

Chicago

Northern Illinois University

Katelyn Heinz

Chillicothe

Bradley University

Carson Kriemelmeyer

Palatine

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Johnny Longo

Addison

DePaul University

Grant Losper

Peoria

Bradley University

Jordan McQuade

St. Charles

Illinois State University

Maggie Mei

Darien

University of Illinois at Chicago

Jay Militello

Elmwood Park

Elmhurst College

Dylan Mizaur

Sherrard

Western Illinois University

Bryanna Morris

Belvidere

Rockford University

Emily Ness

Sandwich

Augustana College

Elena Ochoa

Vernon Hills

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Vanessa Renteria

Elgin

Bradley University

Joaquina Santo Domingo

Chicago

DePaul University

Jaclyn Shan

Olney

Eastern Illinois University

Lucas Simon

Chicago

Augustana College

Braylen Stevens

Chicago

DePaul University

Brenda Tang

Streamwood

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Maria Tranchina

Oregon

Northern Illinois University

Rachael Turffs

Dixon

Northern Illinois University

Jimena Villagomez

Chicago

DePaul University

Anthony Vruno

Sandwich

Northern Illinois University

Zaria Ward

Hoffman Estates

Southern Illinois University

Andrea Whitacre

Decatur

Olivet Nazarene University

Jesse Wilson

Berkeley

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Tyler Wong

Morton Grove

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


For more information about the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, or how to contribute, please visit www.icpas.org/annualfund.

About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois

The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. Its scholarship and outreach programs are geared toward attracting a strong, talented and diverse CPA profession by encouraging individuals to choose accounting as a career choice and supporting them on their journey to become CPAs.



 

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