Haworth College of Business News

WMU student is recipient of national accounting scholarship

Jared Lindberg, a senior majoring in accountancy, from Plainwell, Mich., is one of five students nationwide who was selected for the annual scholarship.

The AICPA Student Scholarship program provides $2,500 in financial assistance to exceptional undergraduate or graduate accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the accounting profession. The AICPA is the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 370,000 members in 128 countries.

Lindberg was chosen from more than 450 applicants. Eligible students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in addition to completing at least 30 credit hours of college-level coursework, including six credit hours in accounting. The recipients were selected based on their applications, academic performance, essays and letters of recommendation.

“This year I was fortunate to receive both the AICPA/Accountemps Legacy Scholarship and a Michigan Accountancy Foundation Scholarship from MACPA,” says Lindberg. “I look forward to acting as a representative of AICPA ¬†and MACPA this year, and I am honored to have been chosen for these scholarships.”

Lindberg serves as reporter on the executive board of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary accounting organization. “Jared not only continues to focus on excelling in his studies, but also puts in extensive time to fulfill the many duties of his reporter position,” says Dawn Mason, instructor of accountancy and advisor to the chapter. “He has been a leader by heading committees, planning events and assisting others to work toward positive outcomes for the organization and its members. Jared has still found time to work with the community and to start and maintain his own business. I am pleased that his accomplishments were recognized through his being awarded the AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship.”

“The scholarship recipients illustrate the remarkable caliber of people who will be the world’s future CPAs,” says Jeannie Patton, AICPA vice president for students, academics and membership.