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NYSSCPA, Staten Island Chapter, Launches New Scholarship Opportunities for Community Colleges


A new scholarship program is available to students attending colleges in Staten Island, NY.

New York, NY, January 10, 2018 --(PR.com)-- New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) Staten Island Chapter, in collaboration with its Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE), is pleased to announce a new scholarship program available to students attending colleges on Staten Island.

The Excellence in Accounting Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to encourage and aid deserving candidates into careers in the accounting profession.

The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 for full-time study and $500 for part-time study.

The need and academic-based scholarship is to assist students who have declared a major in accounting in one of the three Staten Island colleges: College of Staten Island, St. John's University or Wagner College.

"Staten Island students have a great chance of getting this scholarship since it's only for students from the 3 Staten Island schools, it's a small pool,” said SICCPA Immediate Past President, Sharon Sica Costanzo.

Students can apply for both scholarship programs - NYSSCPA SI Chapter Scholarship and NYSSCPA State-Wide Scholarship. The application process is similar and potentially, a student could win two scholarships awards.

Students must meet all eligibility requirements including: 1) attend a Staten Island college, 2) have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, 3) complete a minimum of 72 credit hours by April 1, 2018, 4) have filed a FAFSA application and been approved for financial aid, and 5) must be a New York State and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Applications are available now through April 2nd 2018. Visit nysscpa.org, or go to NextGen/ College Students/ Scholarship, or https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45123-Nysscpa.

School Liaisons:
College of Staten Island: Cynthia Scarinci - cynthia.scarinci@csi.cuny.edu
St John's University: Dr. Nina Dorata – doratan@stjohns.edu
Wagner College: Frank DeCandido – frankd@fjd-cpa.com

For further information, please contact Stephanie Doctor via email sdoctor@nysscpa.org

Hays CPA, a member of the CPA society, applauds these efforts to increase careers in the accounting profession.
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