Oxford resident awarded scholarship from the Massachusetts Society of CPAs

Published 10:46 am Friday, May 10, 2024

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants announced recently that Joseph Szela of Oxford was awarded the MassCPAs Alliance – Silver Scholarship by the MassCPAs Educational Foundation’s 2024 Scholarship Program.

Szela, a student at Bentley University, was one of 51 students selected to receive a scholarship. The students were honored for their awards at MassCPAs’ annual, member-wide networking event, Connect 2024, on May 8.

Scholarships are funded 100% through donations to the MassCPAs Educational Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire and support the next generation of CPAs in Massachusetts, and since the program’s inception in 2006, the Foundation has awarded over 400 scholarships to aspiring CPAs, ranging from $2,500 – $10,000 and totaling more than $1,900,000.

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MassCPAs 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.

“MassCPAs is committed to fostering a diverse and talented accounting workforce,” said Allie Orlando, director of academic and career development at MassCPAs. “These scholarships address financial barriers and create opportunities for deserving students. We are deeply grateful to our individual and firm donors who share our vision. Together, we are building a stronger future for the accounting profession in Massachusetts.”