National Society of Accountants Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

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A total of 32 students have earned scholarships from the National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation. Together, they will receive $35,300 in scholarship awards.

The Foundation has provided more than $1 million since 1969 to deserving undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to pursuing a career in accounting, helping to develop more qualified young accountants.

The scholarships range from $500 - $2,050. Recipients were selected on the basis of an overall outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, stated goals and aspirations, and financial need.

“Every year we are impressed with the ability and enthusiasm of our scholarship applicants, and this year is no exception,” explains NSA Scholarship Foundation President Sharon E. Cook, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP, ARA “We are pleased to support the best of the best of this outstanding group. They will help ensure that our profession continues to grow and provide high-quality accounting and tax services to individuals and businesses.”

The 2016 scholarship recipients are listed below with their universities, the NSA Affiliated Organizations or the named scholarships that provided funding, and the amount of each scholarship:

Rana Abushamsiyeh
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Louisiana Society of Independent Accountants: $500

Michelle Berger
Tulane University
Louisiana Society of Independent Accountants: $500

Elianna Chroniger
Houghton College
New York Society of Independent Accountants: $750

Hannah Chu
California State University-Sacramento
California Society of Tax Consultants: $1,000

Kelly Crotts
Southern New Hampshire University
New Hampshire Society of Accountants: $1,000

Miranda Curtis
University of Missouri-Columbia
Missouri Society of Accountants: $1,000

Amy Dill
Liberty University
NSA Sager Award: $1,000

Morgan Gammon
University of Missouri-Columbia
Missouri Society of Accountants: $1,000

Olivia Grimaud
Walla Walla University
Washington Association of Accountants: $2,050

Dillon Groves
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkansas Society of Accountants: $1,000

Christal Hall
Washington State University
Washington Association of Accountants: $2,050

Anna Hauer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $500

Elizabeth Hudy
University of San Diego NSA Scholarship
Arizona Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals: $1,000

Wassiliane Jenkins
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Society of Independent Accountants: $500

Zhishan Liang
Miami Dade College
Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $500

Alyssa Norton
Bentley University
Stanley H. Stearman Award: $2,000

Caitlin Poteet
University of North Carolina at Asheville
North Carolina Society of Accountants: $1,300

Bradlee Rogers
Radford University
National Society of Accountants: $1,000

Andrew Roluffs
Oregon State University
Oregon Association of Independent Accountants: $1,000

Michelle Sasaoka
Grand Canyon University
Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants: $2,000

Bethany Scheerer
University of Maryland-College Park
National Society of Accountants: $1,000

Lauren Schmidt
Doane College
Nebraska Society of Independent Accountants: $1,000

Kiki Smith
University of Colorado Denver
Public Accountants Society of Colorado: $1,000

Paige Steffens
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin Association of Accountants Southeast Chapter: $500

Ashlee Sutterfield
Arkansas State University
Ronny Woods Memorial Award: $1,000

Emmanuel Talley
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,550

Andres Villalobos
University of Central Florida
Florida Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals: $500

Rochelle White Greenville College
Independent Accountants Association of Illinois: $2,000

Kayla Williams
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin Association of Accountants: $500

Kendall Williams
Alabama State University
Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers: $1,550

Torrey Yost
Western Washington University
Washington Association of Accountants: $2,050

Zeke Zabinski
Babson College
Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals: $1,000

To learn more about the NSA Scholarship Foundation program or to make contributions, visit The next window to apply for scholarships is January-March 2017.

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