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Accounting Scholarship Recipients Announced

Thursday, August 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Dickerson
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The Indiana CPA Society, through a program managed by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, has awarded financial assistance to encourage accounting careers and to promote finance-related education for Indiana students. Since 2002, $35,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 45 students at independent campuses across the state.

Selected by an independent panel of judges, this year’s three winners have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship:

Bethany Reimbold, University of Notre Dame, Freshman  (Carmel)

Lawrence Wesco, Grace College, Senior (Mishawaka)

Lauren Fiscus, Anderson University, Junior (Brownsburg)

The career outlook for these scholarship winners and other accounting students remains strong. A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15 percent increase in the number of job openings from 2010-2020 for accountants and auditors. Recent economic crises and new regulations have created a demand for thorough financial documentation.

"Indiana’s accounting students are the future of the CPA profession in the Hoosier state,” said INCPAS President & CEO Gary Bolinger, CAE. "Thanks to ICI, the Indiana CPA Educational Foundation has been able to continue its mission of supporting students in accounting programs who plan to pursue the CPA designation.”

"The Independent Colleges of Indiana is very pleased to partner with the Indiana CPA Society on this scholarship initiative,” says Richard Ludwick, ICI president and CEO. "We know our colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to help address the need for high-quality financial professionals because of their strong academic programs and strong emphasis on personal values and ethics.”

INCPAS, headquartered in Indianapolis, is a statewide professional association representing more than 7,000 CPAs in public practice, business and industry, government, and education. They serve the public interest as well as their members. They function as an advocate for the profession through education, public awareness, government relations and promotion of high ethical standards. Programs and services that they offer are designed to meet the needs that have been identified for their diverse membership.