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 72 scholarships worth $128,600 to college accounting students at 14 Nebraska colleges and universities during the 2020-2021 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.