|The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) awarded nearly $375,000 in scholarships to 70 New Jersey high school and college students at its 58th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held at the Pines Manor in Edison on April 24. Montville Township High School and Wayne Hills High School had the most amount of concentrated winners per high school with three apiece, while eight students were awarded from all of Rutgers University campuses and six were awarded at Stockton University.
Fifteen four-year awards of $7,000 were presented to high school students along with 34 one-year awards of $6,000 each to college students. In addition, the NJCPA’s Atlantic/Cape May, Bergen and Mercer chapters presented various sums of awards to local students, and five minority awards were presented in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Black Accountants.
Recipients have to meet certain GPA, writing and curriculum requirements, as well as participate in the interview process. The awards are open to accounting students at New Jersey colleges who are currently in their junior or senior year and New Jersey high school seniors who plan to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting.
“It’s a pleasure to be part of such an exciting night, when the next generation of potential CPAs and accountants is rewarded for their hard work in school,” said Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director of the NJCPA. “This event would not be possible without the generosity of our members and firms. We are grateful for their continued support.”
High school seniors who were awarded four-year scholarships currently reside in Allendale, Denville, Harrington Park, Kendall Park, Little Egg Harbor, Marlton, Montville, North Caldwell, Parsippany, Towaco, Wayne and Whippany.
New Jersey-based college recipients currently attend Bergen Community College, Caldwell University, The College of New Jersey, Fairfield University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Rutgers University-Newark, Seton Hall University, Stockton University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland: College Park, University of Scranton and William Paterson University of New Jersey.
The NJCPA Scholarship Fund (njcpa.org/scholarship) has grown to become one of the largest professional scholarship programs in New Jersey, awarding more than $4 million in awards since inception. The fund has supported more than 1,700 New Jersey students on their way to becoming CPAs.
For a complete list of this year’s winners in each scholarship category, access the link here.