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Accounting majors awarded CPA society scholarships

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NYSSCPA) Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) announced Alfred University senior accounting majors Nicole Souter and Michael Stivale will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2013-14 school year.

Souter is a graduate of Pioneer Senior High School, Yorkshire. Stivale is a Walter Panas High School, Cortlandt Manor, graduate.

The state scholarships encourage accounting majors in their academic endeavors as well as provide financial assistance. Sixty-seven NYS college students received the awards through the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program. This year, 60 students received a $2,500 scholarship, three received a $1,250 grant, and one received a $1,000 payment.

Students receiving $2,500 scholarships must be a declared accounting major and have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (out of a possible 4.0) or higher. Students also must be eligible for financial aid to receive the scholarships. FAE has dedicated campus liaisons at 47 colleges in New York to help identify students eligible for these scholarships.

The COAP program was founded in 1987 in order to attract high school students from public and private schools in New York State into the accounting profession.