Waynesburg student attains PICPA scholarship

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Waynesburg University junior, Alyssa Daniel, recently became one of 51 students in Pennsylvania to receive the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) scholarship award for 2013.


Through the PICPA scholarship, Daniel, a forensic accounting major from Manheim, Pa., will receive a multi-year renewable scholarship for $3,000 for three years.


“Alyssa was a perfect candidate because she has an excellent academic record and wants to be a Certified Public Accountant,” said Anthony Bocchini, professor of business administration at Waynesburg University, who recommended Daniel for the scholarship due to her professional manner and work ethic as an accounting student at Waynesburg.


The PICPA is the second-oldest Certified Public Accountant (CPA) organization in the United States and the premier statewide resource for top-class continuing professional education programs, professional networking, business-friendly advocacy, thought leadership and a full range of services for accounting professionals.


Students attending a Pennsylvania college/university and who meet the requirements are eligible to apply for the PICPA scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These scholarships can be renewed annually until the completion of a recipient's degree. Said requirements include high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need and intent to pursue a career in accounting. Awards are given on a competitive basis to candidates that best satisfy these requirements.


“I was extremely excited to receive the scholarship, not only for the help it provides with paying my college tuition, but also for the opportunities in networking that come along with it,” said Daniel. “It's really gratifying to see that there are tangible benefits to working hard in college and that employers and organizations appreciate the work we do in school.”


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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu