Accounting Students Create New Scholarship

Accounting Students Create New Scholarship

August 1, 2011

A group of Truman accounting students have joined together to leave their mark on the University by creating the Class of 2011 Accounting Scholarship.

Beginning with the Fall 2013 semester, one masters of accountancy student, selected by department faculty, will receive $1,000 for the academic year.

The idea for a class accounting scholarship originated in April with Puskar Dahal, a master of accountancy student, who was inspired by the help he received as an undergraduate.

“I received the Delta Sigma Pi/Tina Schmidt scholarship,” Dahal said. “Not only was I happy for getting the money, but I felt like my hard work was recognized. I was told that what I was doing was right and I should continue doing it.”

Within 24 hours, 14 fellow students pledged to support the scholarship and as of July, 25 students have agreed to donate $200 each to launch the Class of 2011 Accounting Scholarship. Fundraising efforts will continue until the endowed scholarship fund is able to generate $1,000 per year from investment income. An annual scholarship will be awarded as the endowed fund is building.

To be eligible for the award, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.25, have been involved in extracurricular activities with at least one business organization as an undergraduate and have displayed leadership in at least one campus organization. Preference will be given to students who are not already receiving significant academic scholarships. Graduate teaching and research assistants are not eligible.

2011 Master of Accountancy Graduates

To date, the graduates who have committed to funding the Class of 2011 Accounting Scholarship, include:
Benjamin Anderson; Elise Bailey; Laura Carel; Andrea Cook; Puskar Dahal; Emily Donath; Meghan Falter; Nina Feng; Philip Gilmor; Pat Goodwin; Eric Hansen; Kim Heitzman; Alex Koenen; Luke Laughlin; Tommy Lee; Thomas McIntyre; Erin Montoia; Dibyesh Raj Neupane; Megan O’Connor; Stephanie Otto; Helen Pham; Kelsey Provance; Katie Sassenrath; Jessica Schmittigens and Qianyun (Sally) Yang

Story by: Travis Miles in the Public Relations Office

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