Two Lycoming College accounting students were recently awarded scholarships from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The scholarship funds will help support the students as they forge ahead toward completion of their bachelors’ degrees and certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
Through the years, the PICPA scholarship fund has awarded millions of dollars to thousands of students pursuing an accounting career. The Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, in its efforts to support a talented and diverse pipeline of CPAs, has expanded the scholarship program to help even more aspiring CPAs. More than $125,000 was awarded this year to recipients.
Evelyn Torres ’20 (Round Lake, Ill.), accounting and business administration major, and Lycoming Scholar, was named a PICPA Academic Merit Scholarship winner, and will receive $2,000 in scholarship funds. Academic Merit Scholarships are given on a competitive basis to full-time students in Pennsylvania with a minimum 3.4 GPA, who possess high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need, and an intent to pursue a career in accounting.
Girishwaree Ramphul ’21 (Grand Port, Mauritius), accounting and economics major, won a PICPA Minority Scholarship, and was awarded a $3,000 scholarship. PICPA Minority Scholarships are given on a competitive basis to candidates who best satisfy the requirements of high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need, an intent to pursue a career in accounting, and who are underrepresented in the accounting profession.
“These scholarship winners are a great reflection of the rigorous program at Lycoming College, which sets up aspiring accountants who are competing for these types of scholarships, preparing for the CPA exam, and securing employment after graduation,” said Lauri Kremer ’88, associate professor accounting at Lycoming College and chair of the department. “We’re very pleased that PICPA has recognized their talents.”