Growing the CPA Pipeline
Nebraska CPAs understand the importance of a well-educated, well-trained workforce in our state. They also understand that accounting students are the future of the CPA profession. For these reasons, the Society is helping to grow the CPA pipeline by providing scholarships to accounting students attending college in Nebraska through the Foundation of the Nebraska Society of CPAs.
Each year, thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded to deserving students. Foundation scholarships are funded through a portion of member dues, investments, and generous donations from members, CPA firms and businesses, and instructors.
Established in 1976, the Foundation of the Nebraska Society of CPAs provided a record 74 scholarships worth $129,000 to college accounting students at 14 Nebraska colleges and universities during the 2021-2022 school year. These scholarships help financially support college and university accounting majors who have the interest and capabilities of becoming successful accountants, are planning to take the CPA exam, and are considering an accounting career in Nebraska.
The first president of the Foundation Board of Trustees was J.B. Dresselhaus of Lincoln, Neb. The Foundation continues to experience consistent growth under the leadership of current Foundation President Mark Manning of Crete, Neb.
The Nebraska Society of CPAs is pleased to present additional scholarship opportunities available to Nebraska students who may be interested in a career in accounting.
Aspiring Black CPA Scholarship
The Aspiring Black CPA Scholarships are funded by donations to the Black CPA Centennial Fund. These national scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 each, will provide immediate financial support for accounting students or professionals pursuing the CPA credential. Recipients may receive support for expenses related to preparing for or taking the CPA exam, including college tuition, related classroom materials, CPA exam preparation courses, application fees, tutors, and more.
KPMG Future Leaders Program
The KPMG Future Leaders Program is a charitable initiative focused on developing future generations of women leaders. Funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards 22 top female high school seniors the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat, mentorship, and an introduction to golf. The program’s main purpose is to help these young women continue to build a strong foundation and instill the confidence and leadership ability they need to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers.