ó Julie Clayton, a Waukesha 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 Educational Foundation
Inc. Clayton 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
postsecondary education including an undergraduate degree plus
additional coursework or a masterís degree.
Eleven students received WICPA Educational Foundation scholarships.
Recipients were selected by the Foundationís 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.