The Department of Business and Professional Regulation Awards Minority Scholarships to Aspiring Certified Public Accountants
September 9, 2010
TALLAHASSEE—Today, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Certified Public Accounting announced $84,000 in scholarships to nine minority students studying to become certified public accountants. The scholarships were awarded through the CPA Education Minority Assistance Program, which was created in 1999 to encourage minorities to enter the profession.
“It is a privilege to support these talented young people pursuing careers in public accounting,” said Secretary Charlie Liem. “Accounting is a challenging course of study, and I commend these recipients for their dedication.”
The CPA Education Minority Assistance Program is funded by a $5 portion from each individual license fee. Scholarship applicants can be awarded up to $6,000 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. The Florida Board of Accountancy’s Certified Public Accountant Education Minority Assistance Advisory Council met on Aug. 24, and recommended scholarship awards to the following individuals:
|Sandra Acosta||Miami||Florida International University||$12,000|
|Ana Alonso||Naples||Nova Southeastern University||$12,000|
|Davaine Burke||Mulberry||University of Tampa||$12,000|
|Chelsea Sharma||Palm Harbor||University of South Florida||$12,000|
|Betsy Vasquez||Miami||Nova Southeastern University||$12,000|
|Juanita Evurnobi||Palm Beach Gardens||American Intercontinental University||$6,000|
|Ricot Jeanty||Lake Worth||Florida International University||$6,000|
|Sade Jenkins||Carol City||Florida International University||$6,000|
|Lewis Blake||Miami||University of Florida||$6,000|
The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.