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Accounting student receives national scholarship

Recognized for his work and dedication to the field of accounting, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student Matthew Adams is one of ten students from across the United States to receive a 2014-15 American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)/Accountemps Student Scholarship. Adams is a senior accounting and finance student from Rib Lake, WI.

The annual $2,500 scholarship grants financial assistance to outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrated leadership, and an overall commitment to becoming a licensed CPA.

Chosen from more than 1,190 applicants, Adams is the only student to receive the scholarship from a Wisconsin or Minnesota school. Other scholarship recipients attend college at Boise State University, Roosevelt University, Santa Clara University, Southwest Baptist University, The University of Akron, University of Baltimore, University of Denver, University of Kentucky, and University of Utah.

Adams and the other scholarship recipients will also become part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. Legacy scholars enhance their leadership and communication skills by planning and performing at least eight hours of service per semester. Projects must be accounting related, serve the community and be meaningful to the student.

"On behalf of the AICPA, I applaud this year's recipients of the AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship for their commitment to academic achievement," said Joanne Fiore, AICPA vice president of professional media, pathways and inclusion. "These exceptional students are a testament to the strength of the pipeline of talent coming into the accounting profession."

The application deadline for the 2015-16 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program is April 1, 2015. Additional information can be found at http://www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx.