BOSTON – The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) announced Framingham residents Giovanni Aga and Gerald Fernandez were awarded scholarships from the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation’s 2021 Scholarship Program.
Giovanni Aga, a Isenberg School of Management student at UMass Amherst received the Edelstein & Company, LLP Scholarship
Gerald Fernandez, a Framingham State University student received the Emerging Scholarship Award
Thirty-two students will be presented with their awards at the Virtual MSCPA Scholarship Award Ceremony and Reception on June 9.
“The Society is honored to support these remarkable students who are the next generation of CPAs” said Amy Pitter, president and CEO of the MSCPA. “Becoming a CPA opens up endless opportunities in a variety of fields, and we couldn’t be prouder to guide them along their journey while advancing the future of the profession.”
Scholarships are funded 100% through donations to the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation.
This year, the MSCPA presented $145,500 in scholarships to students.
The mission of the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation is to inspire and support the next generation of CPAs in Massachusetts.
Since the program’s inception in 2006, the Educational Foundation has awarded over 300 scholarships to aspiring CPAs, ranging from $2,500 – $10,000 and totaling more than $1.5 million.
MSCPA scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate accounting students who are attending a college or university in Massachusetts or attending a college or university out-of-state with a permanent residence in Massachusetts.
Scholarship funds are issued directly to the students and can be used for tuition, books, interviewing expenses or other needs.
For more information about the Educational Foundation, click here.
Accountants, Inc. is the state professional association of certified public accountants, representing over 11,000 members in public accounting practice, industry and business, government and education. The Society works to develop and maintain high professional standards and offers a wide array of legislative, technical and referral services to its members.
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