Scholarship Nominees Sought


The AICPA and Accountemps are accepting applications for two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded in the fall of 2005. Applicants must be AICPA student affiliate members majoring in accounting, finance or information systems in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs and must have completed the equivalent of 30 semester hours and achieved a 3.0 grade point average. A committee of Accountemps and AICPA representatives will select recipients on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership, future career interests, letters of recommendation and an essay. Applications, which must be received at the AICPA by April 1, can be downloaded at www.aicpa.org/download/nolimits/become/ships/accountempsaicpa_app.pdf .

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