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43 students receive accounting scholarships from National Society of Public Accountants Scholarship Foundation.

Forty-three (43) college accounting students have been awarded scholarships by the National Society of Public Accountants (NSPA) Scholarship Foundation. The NSPA Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees awarded 16 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to students entering their second year of study, 26 scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to students entering their third or fourth year of study, and 1 renewable $2000 scholarship.

Foundation Chair Donald L. Cordano stated, "NSPA is pleased to extend financial assistance to this outstanding group of future accountants who represent the traditional and nontraditional student attending two-year and four-year schools. This encouragement helps assure a future base of accountants qualified to advise on areas such as financial planning and industry changes in addition to basic professional service."

Over 1,700 students submitted applications to the Foundation for the 1998-1999 academic year. Applicants are judged on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.

Lorenzo Baca of Los Angeles, California, was selected as the most outstanding student in the competition, earning special designation as the Charles H. Earp Memorial Scholar. In addition to his scholarship award, Baca will receive an additional $200 and a plaque in recognition of his selection.

The Board of Trustees also selected Kevin Rich of Douglas, Arizona, as the 1998 recipient of the Stanley H. Stearman Scholarship award. This award was established in 1987 in recognition of twenty-five years of dedicated service by retired NSPA Executive Vice President Stanley H. Stearman. A candidate for the Stearman scholarship must be a college student majoring in accounting and be the spouse, son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, son- or daughter-in-law of an NSPA active, retired or deceased member. Rich is the grandchild of NSPA member L. R. Acosta of Douglas, Arizona. Based on his outstanding academic achievements and demonstrated leadership ability, he will receive a $2,000 scholarship annually for a maximum of three years while pursuing accounting studies. Rich is a student at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

The Board of Trustees also selected Guan-Yih Lee of Vienna, Virginia, as the 1998 recipient of the Louis and Fannie Sager Memorial Scholarship award. This award was established in 1991 to honor retired NSPA Legal Counsel, William H. Sager, the youngest son of Louis and Fannie Sager, on his tenth anniversary of service to NSPA. Candidates for this award must have graduated from a Virginia public high school and be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Virginia college, university or community college majoring in accounting. Lee will be completing his senior year at the University of Virginia during the 1998-1999 academic year.

The Scholarship Fund is the result of many generous contributions from individual members of NSPA and its affiliated state organizations. A number of the scholarships are awarded in honor or memory of these benefactors.

The students receiving scholarships for the 1998-1999 academic year are:

Lorenzo Baca, 3rd year Los Angeles, CA Stanford University

Stephanie Beckert, 3rd year Lebanon, IL Eastern Illinois University

(*) April Broussard, 4th year Lake Charles, LA McNeese State University

Judith Broyles, 3rd year Calhoun, GA Kennesaw State University

(*) Emily Carson, 4th year Castle Rock, CO Colorado State University

Brett Cassell, 3rd year Taylorsville, MS, University of Southern Mississippi (Cassell's Scholarship in memory of J. Arthur Best and Gwendolyn Best and in honor of Joseph L. Kaufmann)

(*) Beth Clark, 4th year Lee's Summit, MO, Southwest Missouri State University (Clark's Scholarship in memory of Stella Souder, Lucille Brown and Arlene Pagano)

(*) Cindy Cole, 3rd year Ocean Park, WA Linfield College

Karen Conner, 3rd year Bethpage, NY, Hofstra University (Conner's Scholarship in honor of Milton Brown of Clifton, NJ)

C. Nelson Cote, 4th year Caribou, ME, University of Maine at Presque Isle (Cote's Scholarship in honor of the Michael and Gertrude Hancouski Foundation of New Jersey)

(*) Jason Davis, 3rd year Samson, AL, Auburn University (Davis' Scholarship in memory of Harold A. Gumpf

(*) Susan Dunn, 2nd year White Lake, SD, Dakota State University (Dunn's Scholarship in memory of Robert Watson)

(*) Matthew Floyd, 3rd year Gleason, TN, Bethel College (Floyd's Scholarship in honor of W. R. Lampley, Jr. of Memphis, TN)

Michael Gadway, 2nd year Fair Haven, VT Castleton State College

(*) Kathryn Geubtner, 2nd year Pittsburgh, PA, California University of Pennsylvania

(*) Darla Hardwick, 4th year Mount Vernon, OH, Mount Vernon Nazarene College

(*) Katherine Herzog, 3rd year Montgomery, TX Texas A&M University

Kendra Hollingsworth, 3rd year Rio Vista, CA, Simpson College (Hollingsworth's Scholarship in memory of A. William Ferrance)

(*) Joyce-Ellen Horne, 2nd year Citra, FL, Central Florida Community College

(*) Lora Hortsch, 4th year Apple Valley, MN Mankato State University

Wendy Hughes, 2nd year Honolulu, HI, Leeward Community College (Hughes' Scholarship in honor of the Enrolled Agents Tax Forum of Bellaire, TX)

(*) Montique Kalikane, 3rd year Waianae, HI, University of Hawaii

(*) Kevin Kendall, 3rd year Old Fort, NC Gardner-Webb University

(*) Annie Ketzler, 4th year Nenana, AK University of Alaska

Guan-Yih Lee, 4th year Vienna, VA University of Virginia

Sandra Lowe, 3rd year Tulsa, OK Oklahoma State University (Lowe's Scholarship in memory of Samuel Stern

(*) Lori Lyman, 2nd year Sanborn, IA Buena Vista University

(*) Dennis Marasca, Jr., 2nd year North Reading, MA Bentley College (Marasca's Scholarship in memory of Francis Correll, CPA)

Sandra Maynard, 2nd year Cheshire, MA Saint Michael's College (Maynard's Scholarship in honor of Herbert H. Landy of Needham, MA)

(*) Anne Meester, 2nd year Fortine, MT University of Montana

Jamie Orgill, 2nd year Fountain Valley, CA Brigham Young University (Orgill's Scholarship in honor of Stephen E. Lampf of West Orange, NJ)

Jodi Paner, 2nd year West Seneca, NY University at Buffalo (Paner's Scholarship in honor of Harry Roman of Shrewbury, NJ)

Brian Piotrowski, 2nd year Abingdon, MD Villa Julie College

(*) Heather Reindl, 2nd year Sun Prairie, WI Coe College

Kevin Rich, 3rd year Douglas, AZ University of Notre Dame

Cheryl Ross, 2nd year, Wellsburg, WV, WV Northern Community College (Ross' Scholarship in honor of Forrest T. Jones & Co. of Kansas City, MO)

Brandye Scott, 2nd year Meridian, MS Jackson State University

(*) Marcos Scrivner, 4th year Troutdale, OR West Virginia University (Scrivner's Scholarship in memory of Gail Delozier)

(*) Michael Stubeda, 3rd year Richmond, IN, Parc College

(*) Heather Thompson, 2nd year Columbus, NE Central Community College

Todd Thompson, 4th year Richmond, VA, Virginia Commonwealth University (Thompson's Scholarship in honor of Joseph L. Kaufmann of Egg Harbor City, NJ)

(*) Morgan Wallace, 2nd year Buffalo Valley, TN Tennessee Technological University (Wallace's Scholarship in honor of John Hicks of Old Hickory, TN)

(*) Melissa Young, 4th year, Gibbstown, NJ, Widener University

* These awards are made possible through the generosity of the members of the Alabama Association of Public Accountants, Alaska Society of Independent Accountants, Alaska Society of Independent Accountants, Public Accountants Society of Colorado, Florida Society of Professional Accountants, Hawaii Association of Public Accountants, Indiana Society of Public Accountants, Accountants Association of Iowa, Louisiana Society of Independent Accountants, Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants, Minnesota Association of Public Accountants, Independent Accountants Society of Missouri, Montana Society of Public Accountants, Nebraska Society of Independent Accountants, New Jersey Association of Public Accountants, North Carolina Society of Accountants High Country Chapter, Ohio Association of Independent Accountants, Oregon Association of Independent Accountants, Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, South Dakota Society of Accountants, Tennessee Association of Public Accountants, Texas Association of Financial and Tax Specialists, Washington Association of Accountants, and the Wisconsin Association of Accountants.

The NSPA Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1969 to encourage and assist high caliber individuals to select public accounting as a career. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization which relies solely on voluntary contributions to fund scholarship awards. For those interested in making a tax deductible contribution, please call 800-966-6679. Applications for the 1999-2000 academic year awards will be available in October 1998. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Foundation Office or visit the NSPA website at www.nsacct.org on or after October 1, 1998 to receive application material.
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