The New Jersey Society of CPAs has announced that it has added a scholarship for minorities to its academic offerings.
Funded by Deloitte, the new scholarship will be open to various high school students who are considering accounting as an academic specialty. Recipients will receive $ 1,500 each. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, results of standardized tests, essays and personal interviews.
Eligible applicants from the following high schools in New Jersey are part of the pilot program: Rahway High School, West Orange High School, New Brunswick High School, and East Side High School (Newark). Schools were selected based on student demographics and awareness of the NJCPA Career Awareness Program.
“Addressing the issue of diversity in accounting is critical to the growth of our profession,” said Kyle Sell, audit and assurance partner at Deloitte and former president of the NJCPA, in a statement. “It is a pleasure to recognize deserving students.
“The new scholarship demonstrates the level of importance our members place on reaching a diverse student audience,” said Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and Executive Director of the NJCPA, in a statement. “It’s wonderful to see so many members ready to share their experiences of the accounting profession and give back to the younger generation.
Applications are open until December 10, 2021. The winners will be notified in March 2022. For more information, visit the website The NJCPA website here.