42 Students Receive National Accounting Scholarships from NSA Scholarship Foundation
Noell, Susan E., The National Public Accountant
Forty-two students have been awarded scholarships by the National Society of J Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation for the 2002-2003 academic school year. More than 1,000 students applied for the 2002 awards. Applicants were judged on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.
The NSA Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees awarded fourteen scholarships in the amount of $500 each to students entering their second year of study, twenty-eight scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students entering their third or fourth year of study, and one renewable $2,000 scholarship.
In announcing recipients, Foundation Chair Donald L. Cordano stated, "The NSA Scholarship Foundation is pleased that through financial encouragement we are able to directly assist outstanding students on a nationwide basis and help assure an adequate base of accountants for America's future."
Anne Chen of Ellicott City, Maryland, was selected as the most outstanding student in the competition, earning special designation as the Charles H. Earp Memorial Scholar. Chen will be completing her fourth year of study at the University of Maryland during the 2002-2003 academic year. In addition to her scholarship award, she will receive an additional $200 stipend and a special plaque.
The Board of Trustees selected Corey Rimel of Berlin, Maryland, as the 2002 recipient of the Stanley H. Stearman Scholarship Award. This award was established to recognize twenty-five years of dedicated service by retired NSA Executive Vice President Stanley H. Stearman. Candidates for the Stearman Award must be the spouse, son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, son- or daughter-in-law of an NSA Active, Retired or deceased Active/Retired member. Rimel is the son-in-law of NSA member Roy Frick of Ocean City, Maryland. He will receive a $2,000 scholarship annually for a maximum of three years while pursuing accounting studies. Rimel will be a third year student at Wilmington College in Georgetown, Delaware, during the 2002-2003 academic year.
The Board of Trustees also selected Marquita Carden of Clover, Virginia, to receive the Louis and Fannie Sager Memorial Scholarship Award. This award was established in 1991 to honor retired NSA Legal Counsel, William H. Sager, the youngest son of Louis and Fannie Sager, on his tenth anniversary of service to NSA. Candidates for this award must have graduated from a Virginia public high school, be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Virginia college or university, and be majoring in accounting. Carden will be a junior this year at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginsia.
The Scholarship Fund is the result of many generous contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations. A number of scholarships are awarded in honor or memory of these benefactors.
Students receiving scholarships for the 2002-2003 academic year are shown with their year of study, hometown, and school on pages 17-19.
2002-2003 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Texas Christian University
Bevil State Community College
Colorado Springs CO
(In memory of Chester J Borelli)
Virginia Commonwealth University
(In memory of Louis and Pannie Sager)
Grove City College
(In honor of Michael and Gertrude Hancouski Foundation of New Jersey)
Santa Rosa CA
Santa Rosa Junior College
(In honor of Joseph L. Kaufmann of Egg Harbor City NJ)
Ellicott City MD
University of Maryland
(In memory of Charles H Earp)
University of Georgia
(In memory of A William Ferrance)
Mission Viejo CA
Florida A&M University
Highgate Center VT
East Tennessee State University
(In honor of W R Lampley Jr. …