Congratulations to the 2022 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

 – April 26, 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the NJCPA Scholarship Fund awarded approximately $230,000 in scholarships in April to more than 55 New Jersey high school and college students. Out of more than 165 applications, 22 college-bound high school seniors were given a one-year award of $1,500 each, including six who received the Deloitte Minority High School Scholarship; 25 college students were awarded $6,500 each; eight were awarded a $2,000 Sophomore Award and two received $5,500 each for the NJCPA/American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Minority Scholarships. Others received NJCPA/National Association of Black Accountants - Northern New Jersey Chapter Awards. The scholarships were based on academic performance, standardized test scores, essays and personal interviews.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients:

High School Awards ($1,500)

  • Helena Billero, Howell High School
  • Katrine Birkeland, Manalapan High School
  • Daniel Branco, Montville Township School
  • Molly Burns, Point Pleasant Borough High School
  • Nicole Cieluch, Red Bank Regional High School
  • Kayla Cornish, Old Bridge High School
  • Melissa Domen, Upper Freehold Regional School District-Allentown High School
  • David Flores, Old Bridge High School
  • Derek Gerson, Fort Lee High School
  • Jennifer Howarth, Wayne Valley High School
  • Dev Joshi, Parsippany Hills High School
  • Justin Newell, Kittatinny Region High School
  • Nicholas Palmadesso, Middletwon High School North
  • Lucia Pollaro, Wayne Hills High School
  • Olivia Schlosky, Delran High School
  • Irene Wong, Edison High School

Deloitte Foundation NJCPA Scholars ($1,500)

  • Anthony Francis, Rahway High School
  • Angelie Jean-Baptiste, West Orange High School
  • Meka King, West Orange High School
  • JanPaul Nolasco, New Brunswick High School
  • Brandon Rodriguez Reyes, Rahway High School
  • Marcelo Torres Chavez, West Orange High School

College Awards ($6,500)

  • Mixhever Asani, Montclair State University
  • Dan Bottglieri, Rowan University
  • Sigal Khodara, Monmouth University
  • Amanda Klein, Caldwell University
  • Muskan Mantoo, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • Lelani Nascimento, Kean University

In Name of Awards ($6,500)

  • Bowman & Company, LLP - In Memory of Lisa Donahue
    Melissa Palladino, Rider University
  • CohnReznick
    Jasmine Rawson, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • EisnerAmper LLP
    Timothy Elefonte, Montclair State University
  • Frazer, Evangelista & Company LLP
    Brian Petrovic, The College of New Jersey
  • Frederick and Lenore Horn 
    Yaakov Kroll, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Lakewood
  • Frederick and Lenore Horn 
    Shlomo Shain, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus 
  • Mazars USA LLP
    Johnathan Phan, Rowan University
  • NJCPA Council of Past Presidents
    Courtney Napolitano, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • NJCPA Past President, Frank Boutillette
    Lavor Brown, Rutgers Business School - Newark
  • NJCPA Past President, John F. Dailey Jr.
    Justin Barnhard, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison
  • NJCPA Past President, John S. Lee 
    Michael Osinki, Rider University
  • NJCPA Past President, Michael A. Polito 
    Emma Gaffney, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison
  • NJCPA Past President, Z. Thaddeus Zawacki 
    Nicole Shubaderov, Seton Hall University
  • PKF O'Connor Davies - In Memory of Stephen F. Mannuzza 
    Jenifer Mendieta, Kean University
  • Smolin, Lupin & Co. P.A. 
    Celine Bhantana, Caldwell University 
  • Untracht Early, LLC
    Theodore Vazacopoulos, Stevens Institute of Technology 
  • WilkinGuttenplan - In Memory of Jules C. Frankel
    Jocelyn Shi, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick 
  • WithumSmith+Brown
    Milad Banisadeghian, Saint Peter's University 
  • WithumSmith+Brown
    Jennifer Barrantes Perez, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick

In Name of Sophomore Awards ($2,000)

  • Deloitte
    Brenda Chavez Ramos, Rider University
  • Deloitte
    Cristian De Los Santos, Rutgers University - Camden
  • Holman, Frenia, Allison PC
    Erin Murphy, Seton Hall University

Sophomore Awards ($2,000)

  • Renee Burns, Monmouth  University 
  • David Monslave, Seton Hall University
  • Ngocthy Nguyen, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
  • Josephine Salluce, The College of New Jersey - School of Business
  • Sarah Sarna, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick

Minority Scholarships

  • NJCPA/American Institute of CPAs ($5,500)
    Manuela Paula Alonso, Montclair State University
    Dania Espinal, The College of New Jersey 
  • NJCPA/National Association of Black Accountants - Northern New Jersey Chapter ($5,500)
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