Below is a press release from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants:
BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs) recently announced that Jessica Stevens of Wilmington was awarded the Kathleen Peabody Memorial Scholarship from the MassCPAs Educational Foundation’s 2023 Scholarship Program.
Stevens, a student at UMass Lowell, was one of 51 students selected to receive a scholarship from the MassCPAs Educational Foundation’s 2023 Scholarship Program. The students were honored for their awards at MassCPAs annual, member-wide networking event, Connect 2023: Conversations & Cocktails, on May 18.
“The Society is honored to support these exceptional students who are the next generation of Massachusetts CPAs,” said Amy Pitter, president and CEO of MassCPAs. “Their dedication and talent are truly inspiring, and they make us all feel confident in the future of the accounting profession. We are honored to be a part of their journey and look forward to their continued success.”
Scholarships are funded 100% through donations to the MassCPAs Educational Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire and support the next generation of CPAs in Massachusetts, and since the program’s inception in 2006, the Foundation has awarded over 300 scholarships to aspiring CPAs, ranging from $2,500 – $10,000 and totaling more than $1,500,000. MassCPAs 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 residence 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.
“MassCPAs is dedicated to fueling and diversifying the pipeline of future accounting professionals by addressing and removing barriers to entry, including the increasingly burdensome cost of education,” said Allie Orlando, director of academic and career development at MassCPAs. “We are so grateful for our firm and individual donors who make this possible and look forward to supporting even more students in years to come.”
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 11,500 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.
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