15 Gonzaga Students Receive Washington CPA Foundation Scholarships

A student in the Jepson Center for the School of Business Administration. (GU photo)
A student in the Jepson Center for the School of Business Administration. (GU photo)

April 26, 2019
Gonzaga News Service

SPOKANE, Wash. — Fifteen Gonzaga University accounting students have been awarded Washington CPA Foundation scholarships for academic year 2019-20. Undergraduates receive $5,000 while graduate students receive $8,000. Gonzaga and the University of Washington tied among eligible institutions for the most recipients.

A total of 70 scholarships amounting to more than $400,000 were awarded to accounting students attending universities in Washington state this year by the Washington CPA Foundation, which helps aspiring CPAs realize their dreams by supporting Washington-based accounting students through scholarships.

Support for the Foundation comes from professionals, including the Washington Society of CPAs.

The Gonzaga School of Business Administration first-time pass rate of 72.3% on the 2017 Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination is nearly 3 percentage points above the next best school in the Pacific Northwest and tops the national average of approximately 54 percent, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Gonzaga’s graduate accounting programs, which include a Master of Accountancy and Master of Science in Taxation, are ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, also a Northwest best, with 100% job placement within three months of graduation.

For more information, contact Haley Topliff at topliff@gonzaga.edu.