Congratulations to the 2021 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

 – April 5, 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the NJCPA Scholarship Fund awarded approximately $230,000 in scholarships in March to 49 New Jersey high school and college students. Out of more than 160 applications, 13 college-bound high school seniors were given a one-year award of $1,500 each and 36 college students were awarded $6,500 each. Scholarships were awarded based on academic performance, standardized test scores, essays and personal interviews.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients:

High School Awards ($1,500)

  • Kyra Blakeslee, Wayne Hills High School
  • Jack Bolan, Morris Knolls High School
  • Karlie Byrd, Buena Regional High School
  • CaileyCanessa, Shore Regional High School
  • Abigail Chandrika, Sayreville War Memorial High School
  • Anthony Dellomo, Washington Township High School
  • Lauren Gelber, Wayne Hills High School
  • Shailee Goradia, South Brunswick High School
  • Rebecca Gross , Northern Valley Region-Old Tappan High School
  • Sophia Powers , Jackson Memorial High School
  • Abbey Quagliana, Wayne Hills High School
  • Joshua Wiesenfeld, River Dell Regional High School
  • John Zerillo, Burlington Township High School

College Awards ($6,500)

  • Tushar Mittal Agrawal, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Juliet Akcay, Rider University
  • Arshya Chopra, The College of New Jersey
  • Kristen Collins, Rutgers - Livingston College - New Brunswick
  • Gianna Coscia, William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • Alistair Dias, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • Onyinyechi Ekeabu, Rutgers School of Business - Camden
  • Dania Espinal, The College of New Jersey
  • Andrew Gorka , Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • Melissa Palladino, Rider University
  • Vidhi Shah, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • Sleyker Tarifa, Rider University
  • John Tyahla, Rider University 

In Name of Awards ($6,500)

  • Bowman & Company, LLP - In Memory of Lisa Donahue
    Tyler Bell, Rowan University
  • CohnReznick
    Jonathan Weitzman, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison
  • EisnerAmper LLP
    Juliana Cirianni, The College of New Jersey
  • Frazer, Evangelista& Company LLP
    Fedenso Vital, Seton Hall University
  • In Memory of Frederick and Lenore Horn
    Richard Guerriero, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus
    Cassandra Laman, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Hackensack
  • In Honor of John F. Dailey Jr.
    Rocco Evangelista, Rowan University
  • In Memory of John S. Lee
    Julia Commiso, Rider University
  • In Memory of Joseph D. Leone Jr. (Monmouth/Ocean Chapter)
    Edward Dudek, The College of New Jersey
  • Mazars USA LLP
    Bharvi Patel, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • In Honor of Michael A. Polito
    Nicholas Gargiulo, Rutgers University- New Brunswick
  • NJCPA Council of Past Presidents
    Isabella Lam, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • PKF O’Connor Davies LLP - In Memory of Stephen F. Manuzza
    Adam Cohen, Rutgers Business School-Newark
  • Smolin, Lupin & Co. PA
    Jehan Abayhan, Montclair State University
  • Untracht Early
    William Corzo, William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • WilkinGuttenplan - In Memory of Jules C. Frankel
    Hanna Batchelder, The College of New Jersey
  • WithumSmith+Brown
    Bart Leleniewski, Rider University
    Kristen Walsh, Montclair State University
  • In Memory of Z. Thaddeus Zawacki
    Emilie Seguin, Seton Hall University

Minority Scholarships

  • NJCPA/American Institute of CPAs ($5,500)
    Louma Hannawi, Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Mark Vintayen, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • NJCPA/National Association of Black Accountants – Northern New Jersey Chapter ($5,500)
    Gary Carter, Rutgers University - Newark
    Anissa Crump, The College of New Jersey
To support the NJCPA Scholarship Fund, visit njcpa.org/scholarship.