Scholarships awarded to more than 80 minority accounting students


Eighty-two accounting students from across the United States and its territories received an AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students award for the 2015ā€”2016 academic year, undergoing a rigorous process that takes into account both academic performance and leadership capability.

The majority of the students received individual awards of $5,000 to fund expenses related to their pursuit of an accounting degree. The students who received specific awards this year are:

Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs

Benjamin Holden

Christopher Gervasio

Layeeka Ismail

Jose Luna

Randy Moser

Taylor Wilborn

Maia Yang

New Jersey Society of CPAs

Justin Melendez

Muhammad Rasheed

Virgin Islands Society of CPAs

Eula Cyrille

Shanee Isaac

Stuart Kessler Scholarship Recipient

David Floyd

The scholarships are funded by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the Virgin Islands Society of CPAs, and Robert Half International.

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program.

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