Accounting Advisory Board Offers Awards to Students

Posted: August 5, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Greg Guenthner

Beginning this fall, George Mason’s Accounting Advisory Council will fund $10,000 in academic awards for accounting students. This initiative hopes to encourage high academic performance in accounting classes while attracting exceptional students into the accounting degree program. The initiative will provide need-based support for students in the accounting degree program as well.

“In prior years, the scholarship funding was targeted to the size of the contributing companies and it resulted in scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,500,” says Kenneth Heller, professor of accounting. “The council decided this year to combine scholarship contributions to fund a smaller number of scholarships in larger dollar amounts. It also helps our program produce high-quality graduates for the accounting profession.”

The $10,000 has been split into three separate awards. The first award is a laptop computer valued at $2,000 for the student with the highest average in all sections of ACCT 301 Accounting and Managerial Decision Making.

The second award is the Terri Varosi Memorial Scholarship, which honors the late accounting faculty member who dedicated her career to excellence in teaching accounting education. Each semester, $2,000 will be awarded to the student with the highest average in all sections of ACCT 321 Intermediate Accounting.

A need-based award for students enrolled in the accounting degree program who achieve high academic performance has also been established. The annual funding awards will be $1,000 per student.

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