AICPA Foundation announces 2022-2023 scholarship recipients
AICPA Foundation awards more than $1 million in aid to students for 2022-2023 academic year
The Foundation celebrates its 100th anniversary this year
NEW YORK (September 22, 2022) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Foundation awarded more than $1 million in scholarships, grants and fellowships to students for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The AICPA Foundation was established in 1922 to advance the science of accountancy and accounting education. Over the past 100 years, the Foundation has remained committed to supporting the next generation of CPAs through: accounting education and outreach, scholarships and fellowships, and diversity and inclusion.
“In this year of our 100th anniversary, we celebrate what we have accomplished and look forward to continuing to grow and support the next generation of CPAs,” said Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA, President, AICPA Foundation Board of Trustees.
The AICPA Foundation’s scholarship program offers educational funding for accounting students at all stages—from high school seniors to CPAs pursuing their Ph.D.
This year, the AICPA awarded $764,500 in academic scholarships to 155 students through the AICPA Legacy Scholars Program, which consists of five distinct scholarships:
The complete list of 2022-23 recipients can be found at ThisWaytoCPA.com/LegacyScholarships.
The AICPA Foundation also granted fellowships to 23 minority doctoral students as part of the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students, which aims to bolster racial and ethnic diversity and inclusiveness among accounting educators at colleges and universities.
The fellowship program provides $12,000 to each student, renewable for up to an additional four years, assuming students continue to meet eligibility requirements.
“The AICPA is committed to building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive accounting profession,” said Mike Decker, VP of CPA Examination and Pipeline at the AICPA. “Having more CPAs in the classroom is an important component of building diversity, and we look forward to seeing these scholars progress through their doctoral programs and ultimately help educate future generations of CPAs.”
The 2022-23 Minority Doctoral Fellowship recipients, as well as the doctoral programs they are attending, are:
Asabe Adama Mairama Danpollo, Cornell University
Paige Gwenise Harrell, Emory University
Vanessa Vandamas, Florida International University
Moniquca (Nikki) Chappell, Florida State University
BrittaniShantel Jackson, Indiana University
Mary Ahonsi, Texas Tech University
Allison Carter, Texas Tech University
Jeremy Richardson, Texas Tech University
Mary Adebukola Adenle, The University of Texas at Austin
Roberto Gonzales, University of Texas at Arlington
Jewel Onyx Evans, University of Chicago
VernanOrlando Rivera, University of Connecticut
Isabel Ford, University of Florida
Jessica Thornton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Isaac Lord Yamoah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monica Kabutey, University of North Texas
Timothy (Tim) Edward Messenger, University of Oregon
Raul Villamil-Otero, University of South Florida
Jose (Nico) Nicolas Arguello, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Triza Nganga, University of Texas - Arlington
Christiana Antwi-Obimpeh, University of Texas - San Antonio
Devon Privette Jefferson, Virginia Commonwealth University
Tendai Masaya, Yale University
For more information about the AICPA Foundation and the support it provides to accounting students, view the Foundation’s annual report.
About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA®) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 421,000 members in the United States and worldwide, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives continuing education to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.