The AICPA has awarded 2014–15 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarships to five students:
- Eric Herrera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Philip Marx, Northeastern University
- Ted Nashland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Christine Scherder, The College of William & Mary
- Marija Zagarins, University of Vermont
The scholarships are awarded to full-time graduate-level students from liberal arts and other nontraditional business backgrounds who are pursuing graduate accounting degrees and plan to become CPAs.
Each student receives $5,000, funded by the AICPA Foundation, to help cover tuition and other educational expenses. Recipients were selected by a task force that considered applications, academic transcripts, recommendation letters, and personal essays, and were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to pursuing a CPA license.
The recipients will become part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program, which helps scholarship winners develop soft skills needed to maintain a successful career through service. Each AICPA Legacy Scholar is assigned a coach to provide guidance on a service project and to advise on questions related to the profession and the work environment.
The award is named for John L. Carey, who retired from the AICPA in 1969 after a 40-year career with the Institute, where he served as administrative vice president, executive director, and editor and publisher of the JofA