Illinois CPA Society Announces Scholarship Recipients

CHICAGO, May 26, 2020 – The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is pleased to award $84,000 in scholarships to 43 accounting students as part of its Accounting Scholarship Program, which supports accounting students at Illinois colleges and universities who demonstrate strong academic performance, leadership qualities, and financial need.

This year, racial and ethnic minority high school seniors also were invited to apply for new Freshman Scholarships aimed at increasing awareness of the accounting profession among minority students and preparing them for success as they begin their college careers.

These scholarships are possible thanks to the generous giving of the more than 1,000 donors who support the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. Donor contributions also support initiatives like ICPAS’ Jumpstart to Accounting Program and CPA Exam Award Program, which help students and CPA candidates transition into the profession by enhancing their business skills and providing financial aid toward their CPA exam fees.

“It’s an honor to be able to help such an impressive group of students, who are determined to succeed as future leaders in the accounting profession, overcome their financial barriers and achieve their academic and career goals,” says Todd Shapiro, ICPAS president and CEO.

The 2020-2021 academic year Accounting Scholarship recipients are:

Name

Hometown

School

Shania Aguilar

Sandwich

Aurora University

Zeeshan Ahmed

Northbrook

DePaul University

Gabi Cabell

Overland Park, Kan.

Bradley University

Madelaine Carpenter

Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Olivia Celinski

Naperville

DePaul University

Jenny Chen

Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brianna Daniel

Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Stacee Durell

Highland

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Alyson Genenbacher

Fowler

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Andrew Gingerich

Charleston

Eastern Illinois University

Daniel Harrington

Byron

Northern Illinois University

Elena Hauser

Darien

North Central College

Maddie Holland

Shelbyville

Millikin University

Rexesha Hollis

Houston

University of St. Francis

Vu Huynh

Chicago

Northeastern Illinois University

Carolyn Kedryna

Lincolnwood

DePaul University

Jianna Keska

La Grange Highlands

Dominican University

Andriana Kokkines

Vernon Hills

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ashlyn Koob

Wildwood, Mo.

Bradley University

Sonia Lee

Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Paige Leyden

Naperville

DePaul University

Nicole Maimon

Naperville

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teresa Moreno

Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Tyler Moseberry

Naperville

Western Illinois University

Robert Ndaye Muange

Beardstown

University of Illinois at Springfield

Mark Norden

New Lenox

Northern Illinois University

Britney Olivo

Elgin

Elgin Community College

Sebastian Podgorni

Downers Grove

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vanessa Renteria

Elgin

Bradley University

Madison Scheel

Wilmington

University of St. Francis

Emily Schrader

Orland Park

University of St. Francis

Jade Schramm

Rochester Hills, Mich.

DePaul University

Bogdan Sheremeta

Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Madeira Sherwood

Pekin

Olivet Nazarene University

Kimkoung Sieng

Buras, La.

Illinois Wesleyan University

Joshua Sirbu

Morton Grove

Loyola University Chicago

Abigail Tholen

Bristol

Western Illinois University

Maria Tranchina

Oregon

Northern Illinois University

Annie Trimpe

Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Anthony Vruno

Sandwich

Northern Illinois University

Zaria Ward

Hoffman Estates

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lorenzo Watson-Lemarche

Chicago

Aurora University

Samantha Zanches-Zamudio

Lockport

Lewis University



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 and achieve the CPA credential. Visit www.icpas.org/annualfund.

About the Illinois CPA Society
Founded in 1903, the Illinois CPA Society, with more than 23,300 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Its mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education, and connections.

 

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