Congratulations to the 2024 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

 – April 25, 2024
Congratulations to the 2024 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

We are delighted to announce that the NJCPA Scholarship Fund awarded $168,000 in scholarships to 38 New Jersey-based high school and college students on April 25. Out of 180 applicants, the Fund distributed scholarships to 25 college students and 13 high school students. The college students each received between $2,000 and $6,500, and the high school students each received $1,500. The Deloitte Foundation funded scholarships for five high school and college students. The Fund distributed NJCPA/American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Minority Scholarships as well as NJCPA/National Association of Black Accountants – Northern New Jersey (NABA-NNJ) Chapter Awards and several in-name of awards. The scholarships were based on academic performance, standardized test scores (if taken), essays and personal interviews.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients:

High School Awards ($1,500)

  • Christina Baldosaro, Washington Township High School
  • Paige Benbrook, Middletown High School North
  • Marina DiCristofaro, Williamstown High School
  • Jeremy Flitt, West Orange High School
  • Alyssa Hoffman, Marlboro High School
  • Elizabeth Hoover, Shawnee High School
  • Jacob Lucas, Montville Township High School
  • Julian Miller, Washington Township High School
  • Silah Mrazek, Lacey Township High School
  • Christopher Smith, Washington Township High School

Deloitte Foundation NJCPA Scholars Awards ($1,500-$6,500)

  • Dayleny Beato, Hudson County School of Technology
  • Selina Liu, Dwight Morrow High School
  • Manuela Torres, Dwight Morrow High School
  • Ashley De La Rosa-Hanlon, Kean University
  • Nana Bawuah, Montclair State University

In Name of College Awards ($2,000-$6,500)

  • Bowman and Company, LLP -  In Memory of John F. Dailey Jr.
    John Zerillo, Rowan University
  • Bowman and Company, LLP - In Memory of Lisa A. Donahue
    Antonette Juliane Almendras, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • Citrin Cooperman
    Lucia Pollaro, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison
    Ruth Ciprian, Rutgers University-Newark
  • CohnReznick
    Francheliz Peguero Mauricio, Rider University
  • EisnerAmper
    Shriya Deshmukh, Rutgers  University- New Brunswick
  • Frazer, Evangelista, Sahni & Company
    Christina Pantagis, Seton Hall University
  • Holman Frenia Allison PC
    Rylee Cascone, Rider University
  • In Honor of Brad Muniz
    Debbie Sanchez, Rider University
  • In Honor of Frank Boutillette
    Kevin Benitez, Rutgers  University-Newark
  • In Honor of Ralph Albert Thomas
    Gabriel Veras-Conde, Middlesex County College
  • In Memory  of Michael A. Polito
    Shailee Goradia, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • In Memory of  John F. Dailey Jr.
    Kevin Norton, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus
  • In Memory of Frederick and Lenore Horn
    Avrum Yossi Schwartz, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus
    Yehuda Yardley, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus
  • Mazars USA LLP
    Nishad Manohar, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • NJCPA Council of Past Presidents
    Debora Bazellari, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus
  • Smolin, Lupin & Co. P.A.
    Elaine Chang, Rutgers University- New Brunswick
  • WilkinGuttenplan - In Memory of Jules C. Frankel
    Amanda Gelber, Seton Hall University
  • WithumSmith+Brown
    Lauren Gelber, Seton Hall University
    Christopher Gulics, Rider University

Minority Scholarships ($5,500)

  • NJCPA/American Institute of CPAs
    Felecia Watson, Rider University
    Symphony Pomales, Stockton University
  • NJCPA/National Association of Black Accountants Northern New Jersey Chapter
    To be announced
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