AICPA/Accountemps scholarships awarded to aspiring CPAs

The Institute awarded 10 recipients with the 2012–2013 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes accounting majors who aspire to become CPAs, demonstrate academic excellence, and show exceptional leadership. Eligible applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completed at least 30 semester hours in college-level coursework, including six semester hours in accounting.

The 2012–2013 recipients were chosen by a task force comprising AICPA and Accountemps representatives. The winners, who were selected from more than 430 applicants, are:

Michael Eubanks, Western Michigan University

Cassandra Gengler, Baruch College, New York

Edmund Hawes, University of Texas at Austin

Carrie Munns, Eastern Washington University

Kari Notton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kirsten Phillips, University of Michigan

Theodore Schlanger, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Steven Stefanko, University of Michigan

Kathleen Woods, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Logan Weiland, Miami University, Ohio


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