Molloy Students awarded accounting scholarships

By Danielle Lee, Accounting Today

The 2012-13 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship recipients Lesya Zazdravnaya and William Surowiec.

The New York State Society of CPAs and its Foundation for Accounting Education announced the 51 in-state students who will receive the Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2012-13 school year.

Forty-eight college students received $2,500 scholarships and three student graduates of FAE's Career Opportunities in the Accounting Professions program each received $10,000 scholarships.   

"The Foundation for Accounting Education takes great pride in awarding these scholarships to truly deserving students in an effort to support their educational goals," said FAE president John Kearney in a statement. "By encouraging top-level students to enter the field of accounting, we hope to strengthen the professional as a whole."

Recipients of the $2,500 scholarships must be a declared accounting major, have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be eligible for financial aid. FAE identifies eligible students through its dedicated campus liaisons on 47 college campuses in New York State.

The $10,000 scholarships will be awarded as accounting program tuition over the next five years to high school students who have graduated the COAP program and will be starting college in the fall.

Founded in 1987, the COAP program recruits minority students underrepresented in the CPA profession from New York State public and private schools.

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