INDIANAPOLIS—Eight aspiring CPAs representing five Indiana universities were selected for this year's Indiana CPA Educational Foundation Scholarship, receiving a total of $13,000 for this program year.
New scholarship recipients are: Anna Hulstedt, junior — Grace College; Levi Marcum, junior — Indiana Wesleyan University; Malayna Pottschmidt, graduate student — Butler University; Chloe Schramm, junior — Grace College; and Sophia Villacorta, junior — Indiana University.
Returning scholarship recipients are: Alexis Bergman, junior — Grace College; Brian Richie, senior — Indiana University; and Alejandra Ruesga Garcia, sophomore — Marian University.
Pottschmidt, Ruesga Garcia and Villacorta all graduated from the INCPAS Scholars' year-long career awareness and mentoring program.
"The common thread across this impressive group of up-and-coming CPAs is that of service," said INCPAS President & CEO Courtney Kincaid, CAE. "These students are pursuing the CPA license so they can use their expertise to help others reach their goals and — ultimately — to enrich the communities in which they live and work."
This scholarship provides financial assistance to Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) student members pursuing their accounting major and entry into the CPA profession. Scholarships are $1,000–$2,000 per year and renewable for up to $5,000 total per recipient, dependent on recipient meeting the renewal criteria. It was established in 2021 as part of a strategic initiative to help build the accounting talent pipeline in Indiana by alleviating financial and logistical barriers to sitting for the CPA Exam and obtaining the CPA license.
The Educational Foundation is supported by Society members giving back to the profession and investing in the next generation of CPA professionals.
For more information on eligibility and application deadlines, go to incpas.org/Scholarship.
About the Indiana CPA Society
The Indiana CPA Society is a statewide professional association representing nearly 7,000 CPAs and accounting professionals who are transforming business in Indiana.
About the Indiana CPA Educational Foundation
The Indiana CPA Educational Foundation raises funds and provides financial assistance for programs designed to encourage accounting careers and to promote education-related activities for the benefit of Indiana CPA Society members.