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        AICPA Launches New Diversity Internship & Scholarship Program

        February 27, 2019 By Colby Lakas

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        The American Institute of CPAs has announced that five firms (two of which sponsor the Auburn BAP chapter) have been invited to participate in the new Private Companies Practice Section George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship and Internship program.

        Each selected firm will partner with the AICPA’s PCPS to co-sponsor one student for an internship during the 2020 tax season (January through April). The AICPA will then award up to $20,000 per student to help with tuition costs during their final academic year.

        This program honors George Willie, former chair of the AICPA’s PCPS Executive Committee and the AICPA Minority Initiatives Committee, who was a regular advocate for accounting careers and urged students to pursue CPA licensure.

        This year's participating firms, in alphabetical order (BAP sponsors in red), are:

        • Anglin Reichmann Armstrong (Huntsville, Alabama)
        • Aprio (Atlanta, Georgia)
        • Cover & Rossiter (Wilmington, Delaware)
        • Glenn Burdette (San Luis Obispo, California)
        • Kreischer Miller (Horsham, Pennsylvania)

        The program is open to Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American or Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; multiethnic; or Asian American students. Qualified students must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or a related major, with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must also plan to sit for the CPA exam.

        Apply here by Friday, May 31, 2019.