Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Accounting Scholarship to Honor Virginia Tech Victims

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants has established a doctoral scholarship fund to honor victims of the Virginia Tech campus massacre that occurred in April of 2007.

Offered through the VSCPA Educational Foundation, the Austin M. Cloyd and Matthew G. Gwaltney Doctoral Scholarship Fund provides financial support to students pursuing a doctoral degree in accounting at Virginia Tech.

The fund bears the names of members of two Virginia families in the CPA community who lost their lives in the mass shooting. Austin Cloyd was the daughter of Bryan Cloyd, a professor of accounting at Virginia Tech. Matthew Gwaltney was the stepson of Linda Gwaltney, a CPA who is an accounting manager at Philip Morris in Richmond, Va.

The $50,000 fund will award an annual scholarship of $2,500. The first award will be made in spring 2009 for the 2009–2010 academic year. The foundation will continue to actively solicit contributions to grow the fund.

Here is the press release.

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