The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) today announced a Watertown resident has been awarded a scholarship from the MSCPA Educational Foundation. The students will each receive up to $2,500 to further his or her accounting education.
The mission of the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation is to inspire and support the next generation ofCPAs in Massachusetts. This year, the Educational Foundation reached its highest level of scholarship funding at $127,500, more than any previous year. Fifty students were selected for the 2017 round of scholarships.
The following local student will receive their scholarship at the MSCPA Believers and Achievers awards reception on May 17 at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy.
Kibrom Hidru, UMass Dartmouth, MSCPA/NABA Scholarship
The Educational Foundation has impacted hundreds of lives since it started over 10 years ago. Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded $858,000 in scholarships to college accounting students.
“Our organization is proud to support young people who will be the future of the CPA profession,” said Amy Pitter, president and CEO of the MSCPA. “Becoming a CPA opens up lots of opportunities in a variety of fields, and we’re excited to support students along their journey.”
MSCPA scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate accounting students who are attending a college or university in Massachusetts or attending a college or university out-of-state with a permanent address in Massachusetts. Scholarship funds are issued directly to the students and can be used for tuition, books, interviewing expenses or other needs. For more information about the Educational Foundation, click here.
About the Massachusetts Society of CPAs:
The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. is the state professional association of certified public accountants, representing over 11,000 members in public accounting practice, industry and business, government and education. The Society works to develop and maintain high professional standards and offers a wide array of legislative, technical and referral services to its members.