WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three future accountants from West Orange High School were among six recently selected for a Deloitte Minority High School scholarship.
Last month, the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) Scholarship Fund awarded nearly $230,000 in scholarships to more than 55 New Jersey high school and college students at an event at Pines Manor in Edison. . The annual ceremony was the first held in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the NJCPA:
“25 accounting students at colleges or universities in New Jersey who are currently in their first or senior year entering an accounting-related graduate program received $6,500 each, while eight sophomores received $2,000 each, and two received $5,500 American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)/NJCPA Minority Scholarships. Additional National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) – Northern New Jersey Chapter/NJCPA awards were also distributed …high school graduates intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting.”
The NJCPA noted that six of those winners received the Deloitte Minority High School Scholarship. Funded by the Deloitte Foundation, the new scholarship was created to open doors to the accounting profession for high school students in New Jersey who are of various races or ethnicities and who consider accounting to be their academic major.
The Deloitte scholarship winners came from three New Jersey high schools that were part of the pilot program: West Orange High School – which had three of the winners – Rahway High School and New Brunswick High School.
The other high school recipients were from the following schools: Delran High School, Edison High School, Fort Lee High School, Howell High School, Kittatinny Regional High School, Manalapan High School, Montville Township High School, Old Bridge High School, Parsippany Hills High School , Point Pleasant Borough High School, Red Bank Regional High School, Upper Freehold Regional School District-Allentown High School, Wayne Hills High School, and Wayne Valley High School.
“It’s always a pleasure to be able to help such young and talented people,” said Ralph Albert Thomas, executive director of the NJCPA.