A yearly highlight for the TEI Philadelphia and Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Chapters is awarding scholarships to outstanding students from local universities. The Chapters pool their resources to maximize scholarship awards. In the last year, they awarded six $2,000 scholarships.
A scholarship candidate must be a junior or senior accounting or business major considering a career in the tax field. Each candidate also must maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate significant accomplishments, such as being named to an accounting honor society or earning an academic award.
This past year's scholarship winners were Tiffany Byrne (West Chester University), Morgan Savich (Villanova University), Brian Bentivoglio (Widener University), Christina loannidis (La Salle University), Jason Narine (Drexel University), and Jordan Trotter-Lamback (Philadelphia University).
Each recipient expressed appreciation for the scholarship. loannidis and Byrne both said the award would help them launch their careers in tax. loannidis' interest in the field was sparked by a KPMG internship. When her KPMG manager noted that "it takes a special person to do...