Contributors to the Washington CPA Foundation make a difference in the lives of future CPAs. Read stories of people who were able to pursue their dream of becoming a CPA because of the Foundation's scholarship program.
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    Student Spotlight: Michelle Rouse, Scholarship Winner

    by Monette Anderson | Aug 15, 2017
    Michelle Rouse became a Washington CPA Scholar this year, earning her place amongst 60 high-achieving, future CPAs in the state. We caught up with Michelle to ask her a few questions about her experience applying for the Washington CPA Foundation scholarship and what advice she would give other students doing the same.
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    Never Lose Hope On Your Journey

    by Jocelyn Nystrom | Jan 13, 2017
    Minae’s journey to CPA licensure is one that has strayed from the traditional student path. It’s a journey that has tested her, yet one that has become a blessing in disguise. Read more about her path here.
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    Pursuing the American Dream: One of the Lucky Ones

    by Jocelyn Nystrom | Oct 20, 2016
    Washington CPA Foundation Accounting Scholarship Recipient Adama Kandeh has a unique story explaining his intense desire to become a CPA. It’s a passion combined with a tenacious spirit that drives him to double major in accounting and finance at the University of Washington (UW). Read it all here.
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    What My WSCPA Scholarship Has Meant to Me

    by Daniel Thompson, 2014 WSCPA Foundation Scholarship Winner | May 20, 2015
    As I look back over the past year, many things have changed in my life. I was planning on slowly working toward my accounting degree with the hope of graduating sometime in 2017. However, when I received a Washington CPA Foundation scholarship my plans changed.
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    The Joy of Giving Back

    by Jessica Andrews, CPA | Nov 18, 2013
    “What a way to end the day,” I thought. I had spent a fun evening with my friends at a house party in Seattle’s U District. Unable to find a parking spot earlier in the evening, I decided to risk parking in a church lot. Of course, that backfired and now I had to figure out how I was going to deal with this mess and still make it to my Accounting exam the next day.
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    Hard Work Pays Off

    by Nikki Wells, CPA | Aug 03, 2011
    I knew from a young age that I would purse a career involving numbers. It wasn’t until my senior year of college that I decided the career path for me was to become a CPA. I switched jobs...
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