Chereji receives WICPA accounting scholarship

Freeman Staff

June 2, 2019

WAUKESHA ó Maria Chereji, a New Berlin resident and Marquette University student, received the 2019 LeRoy C. Schmidt 150-Hour Accounting Scholarship in the amount of $2,500, awarded by the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation Inc. Chereji is a fourth-year accounting major at Marquette.

The scholarship, named after former WICPA Executive Director LeRoy C. Schmidt, CPA, helps fund the 150-hour education requirement to obtain a CPA license. Students must complete 150 hours of post-secondary education including an undergraduate degree plus additional coursework or a masterís degree. Eleven students received WICPA Educational Foundation scholarships. Recipients were selected by the Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee based on academic achievement, community service, personal statement and recommendation letters.

The WICPA Educational Foundation supports programs to improve awareness of the accounting profession and ensure the advancement and vitality of the profession.

The WICPA is the premier professional association for Wisconsin accounting and business professionals, with more than 7,300 members working in public accounting, industry, government and education.