College Scholarships

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Since 1988, the Foundation has provided scholarships in amounts up to $2,500. The scholarships recognize scholastic achievement and leadership qualities in students who plan to become CPAs. If you are an outstanding accounting student attending a Kentucky college or university and a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Educational Foundation of the KyCPA. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the scholarship recipient and may be used for tuition, enrollment fees, room and board, books and/or supplies.

Congratulations, 2020 Scholarship Recipients


The Educational Foundation of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) has awarded $82,679 in scholarships to college students studying accounting on behalf of the Foundation and other benefactors. 

Scholarship award letters were sent on the first of April to students who met academic criteria set forth by KyCPA’s Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, which awards the nonprofit organization’s scholarships annually. 

Baldwin CPAs PLLC Scholarship  

  • Jaley N. Broughton, Eastern Kentucky University 
  • Molly Cummins, Eastern Kentucky University  

BKD True Expertise Accounting Scholarship 

  • ZacMofield, University of Louisville 

Blue & Co. LLC Scholarship 

  • Miles Matthews, University of the Cumberlands  

Brandon Lloyd Warden Memorial Scholarship 

  • Cody Held, Northern Kentucky University 
  • Jacob Shepherd, Northern Kentucky University  

Brown-Forman Diversity Scholarship 

  • Vertina Hatten, University of Kentucky  

Crowe LLP Scholarship 

  • Bailey Littrell, University of Kentucky 

Dave Calzi Scholarship 

  • Noah ThornberryUniversity of the Cumberlands 

Dean Dorton PLLC Scholarship 

  • Philip B. Worrell IIUniversity of Kentucky 

Deloitte & Touche LLP Scholarship 

  • Alexis HermanWestern Kentucky University  

DMLO CPAs Scholarship 

  • Kaylee BashamWestern Kentucky University  

Ernst & Young LLP Scholarship 

  • Juston BetzBellarmine University 

Freibert CPA Group PLLC Scholarship 

  • Rachael BurchUniversity of Louisville 

Gordon Ford Memorial Scholarship 

  • Sarah Pemberton, Western Kentucky University  

Henderman, Jessee & Co. PLLC Scholarship 

  • Cailee Henderson, University of the Cumberlands 

Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby PSC Scholarship 

  • Kelsie HeadEastern Kentucky University 

KPMG LLP Scholarship 

  • Josiah RobbinsUniversity of the Cumberlands  

KyCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship 

  • Casie AdamsBellarmine University 
  • Kaylee BashamWestern Kentucky University 
  • Juston BetzBellarmine University 
  • Jon BlumerBellarmine University 
  • Kelsi BrierlyWestern Kentucky University 
  • Rachael BurchUniversity of Louisville 
  • Justin DarleyUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Katharine DotyAsbury University 
  • Mikayla GroonwaldEastern Kentucky University 
  • Raymond HargraveUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Alexis HermanWestern Kentucky University 
  • Allie HowardAsbury University 
  • Ashley IknerUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Evan KinniardAsbury University 
  • Bailey LittrellUniversity of Kentucky 
  • Alea LuckettWestern Kentucky University 
  • Miles MatthewsUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Ryan McLaughlinBellarmine University 
  • Zach MofieldUniversity of Louisville 
  • Melissa NatourAsbury University 
  • Sarah PembertonWestern Kentucky University 
  • Adam J. PetreyUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Rebecca SharpBellarmine University 
  • Myles SimonUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Caleb TaylorUniversity of the Cumberlands 
  • Cassie VaughnWestern Kentucky University 
  • Evan T. WilberdingBellarmine University 
  • Hannah WilbertBellarmine University 
  • Waverly WilliamsLindsey Wilson College 
  • Philip B. Worrell IIUniversity of Kentucky 

 KyCPA Presidents Scholarship 

  • Sara CreechWestern Kentucky University 

Louis T. Roth Memorial Scholarship 

  • Waverly WilliamsLindsey Wilson College  

MCM CPAs & Advisors Scholarship 

  • Mikayla GroonwaldEastern Kentucky University 

National Insurance Agency Scholarship 

  • Jennifer SteinUniversity of the Cumberlands 

Papa John’s International Scholarship 

  • Casie AdamsBellarmine University  

Patterson & Company PLLC Scholarship 

  • Matthew FanninUniversity of the Cumberlands 

Penelope Gold Honorary Scholarship 

  •  Kerri AustinNorthern Kentucky University  

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Scholarship 

  • Kelsi BrierlyWestern Kentucky University  

Sadie Mae Scholarship 

  • Jenna WilliamsUniversity of Louisville  

Strothman & Company Accounting Scholarship 

  • Katelyn DuncanBellarmine University 

William J. Caldwell Scholarship 

  • Jared KilgoreUniversity of the Cumberlands  

John Brown Scholars from Bellarmine University 

  • Casie Adams 
  • Cole Crush 
  • Katelyn Duncan 
  • Paige Fedorchak 
  • Jackie Hood 
  • Ryan McLaughlin 
  • Sarah Price 
  • Rebecca Sharp 
  • Hannah Wilbert 

 John Brown Scholars from the University of Louisville 

  • Kathryn “Bree” Brown 
  • Katherine Casey 
  • Samuel Hildreth 
  • Emma Knaley 
  • Ashley Mathis 
  • Elyse Portal 
  • Kayla Preston 
  • Erica Reed 
  • Brendan Sullivan 
  • Makayla Trapp         

2020 KyCPA Educational Foundation Named Scholarship Benefactors 

  • Baldwin CPAs PLLC 
  • BKD LLP 
  • Blue & Co. LLC 
  • Brown-Forman Corporation 
  • Crowe LLP 
  • Dave Calzi, CPA 
  • David W. Henderman Foundation, Inc. 
  • Dean Dorton PLLC 
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP 
  • DMLO CPAs 
  • Ernst & Young LLP 
  • Freibert CPA Group PLLC 
  • Glenda & Gordon Ford Foundation 
  • John E. Brown Scholarship Fund 
  • Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby PSC 
  • KyCPA Past Presidents 
  • Lori Warden, CPA 
  • Louis T. Roth & Co. PLLC 
  • MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP 
  • National Insurance Agency 
  • Papa John’s International 
  • Patterson & Co. PLLC 
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 
  • Strothman + Co. 

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a Kentucky-based college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen,
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75
  • Have completed or are enrolled in Intermediate Accounting,
  • Indicate plans to sit for the CPA exam (applicants who have completed all or parts of the exam are also eligible),
  • Intend to stay and work/live in Kentucky upon graduation,
  • Be a student member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs

American Institute of CPAs Scholarships

Students can also apply for AICPA scholarships at ThisWaytoCPA. The deadline is April 1.

CPA...three letters, a million possibilities. 

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