Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs was established in 1963. Since its inception, the fund has awarded over $500,000 to accounting students attending institutions of higher education located in Washington, DC. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the fund this year when you submit your membership renewal... or today. Checks may be made payable to GWSCPA Educational Fund-Scholarships mailed to  1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005. 


2022 Scholarship Awards Program

Students attending the universities listed below on a full time basis, who meet all other criteria, are eligible to apply for an award from the GWSCPA Scholarship Fund. These nonprofit schools offer either a BS or BA degree in accounting or have graduate level programs that qualify for the 150 (semester) hour requirement for graduates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. They are also within a 25 mile radius of the White House, corresponding to our primary membership area.  

For this year, the Scholarship Fund will make several awards ranging from $3,000 for our undergraduate and graduate student awards to $5,000 each for our two special named awards-the Past President's Award and the Sue Marcum Memorial Award. To be eligible for the Past Presidents Award, students must demonstrate qualities and activities which will help them be a future leader within the profession, and for the Sue Marcum Memorial Award, students must demonstrate their commitment to community and volunteer service.

Students who meet the application criteria are invited to apply for a scholarship award from the Scholarship Fund. Students must be attending an eligible university, meet the application criteria, and complete the online application by the deadline--extended to April 4, 2022.   In addition to financial awards, winners receive a one year membership in the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and are recognized at our Annual Membership Meeting in June. You can review scholarship requirements here. Should you have questions, please email: 


Complete the 2022 Online Application here


Metro DC area universities eligible for the Scholarship Fund:

  • American University
  • Bowie State University
  • Catholic University
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Marymount University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Global Campus



Recent Scholarship Recipients


Gabriel Brusco - University of Maryland

Angelina Campos - George Washington University

Assetou Coulibaly - American University

Darien Ghee -  University of Maryland

Jacob Myers - American University

Alina Ponomarenko - George Mason University

Joseph Rogero - American University

Mohamed Sesay - American University

Savannah Woodke - George Washington University 


Ruth Clark - American University
Destini Hill - Howard University
Jessica Kreuscher - Catholic University
Yanna Liu -  University of the District of Columbia
Tsedal Teshome - American University
Jessica Waite - Catholic University
Ruixuan (Riva) Wang - George Washington University
Marshall Wood - George Mason University  


Nicholas Gallo-American University
Maria Horner-Catholic University
Maria Galarza-George Mason University
Tenzin YangChen-George Mason University
Satinder Parmar, American University
Scott Rothschild-George Washington University
Bisola Ignola,-University of Maryland
Mdison Aubochon-American University
Mathew Brennan-Catholic University


Joan Kim-George Washington University
Oumar Koumbassa-University of the District of Columbia
Jason Javier-American University
Daniel Luna-George Mason University
Deemenya Chukzy-University of Maryland
Jessica Ross-George Mason University

KeiAsia Coates - University of Maryland
Felicity Akenten - George Mason University
Phillip Tilley - George Washington University
Brenda Machuca - George Mason University
Li Sun-  University of Maryland
Rachel Fogg - American University
Johnny Castro - University of Maryland
Joshua Woods - Howard University
Enis Nushi - University of DC                   

  • 2017
    Senay Araya - George Mason University
    ShirBriya Fletcher - Howard University
    Faith Kim - American University
    Kevin Lopez - University of the District of Columbia
    Gary Mills - University of the District of Columbia
    Kira Steven - George Washington University 
    Sydney Wawrzyniak - Georgetown University
    Brianna Williams - Howard University
    Kyle Zimmerman - American University


  • 2016
  • Connor Becker—American University
  • Rachel Bronstein—George Washington University
  • Olamide Ewetusa—Howard University
  • Pierce Gendron—George Washington University 
  • Minowa Melvin—University of the District of Columbia 
  • 2015
  • Christine Kulak—American University
  • Tiffany Li—Georgetown University
  • Olamide Ewetusa—Howard University
  • Gian-Manual Alvarez—American University 
  • 2014
  • Brian Furao—American University
  • Heidi Friedrich—American University
  • Ibrahim Elmi—Howard University
  • Christina Montesi—George Washington University


Adriene Davis—Howard University
Oluwaseun Ogunbamise—George Washington University
Equilla Clark—Howard University
Lorraine Pascual—American University

Joseph Burns— Howard University
Yuliya Gekhman—American University
Mark Dissen— George Washington University
Anna Merkoulova— American University

Christine Curley— Georgetown University
Matthew Casey— George Washington University
Nadia Farooqi— George Washington University
Jeffrey Goldfond— George Washington University

Rachel Bryan— George Washington University
Chris Kearney—Gallaudet University
Emily Stovicek— American University

India Clark—Howard University
Yuriy Kushnir —American University

Kendra Oates— Howard University
Elizabeth Hershman—American University

Wesley Bullock—Howard University
Siobhan Gillan— American University

Peter Drummond —American University


Ashley Kurtz— George Washington University
Andrea Smith— Howard University