ROSELAND, N.J. - The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) will award $410,000 in scholarships to more than 80 students in New Jersey. The NJCPA Scholarship Fund, among the largest professional scholarship programs in the state, recognizes students with a major or concentration in accounting. The awards are granted to high school seniors set to enroll in such a program in the upcoming semester, New Jersey college juniors majoring in accounting who are entering their senior year and seniors who are entering an accounting-related graduate program.
"We are excited to see so many promising students who could potentially enter the accounting profession," said Ralph Albert Thomas, CGMA, CEO and executive director of the NJCPA. "The NJCPA is proud to be part of a program that makes the road to college education easier through the generous donations of our members." The Fund, which has provided more than $4 million in awards since inception, will distribute 15 four-year $7,000 awards and 38 one-year $6,000 awards this year, in addition to chapter and minority awards.
The 57th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 25, at the Pines Manor in Edison at 7:30 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for the scholarship recipients to meet practicing CPAs and representatives from many of the state's leading accounting firms.
The NJCPA will begin accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program in the fall. For more information on the NJCPA's scholarship programs, contact Theresa Hinton at 973-226-4494 x212 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit njcpa.org/scholarships.