5/1/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Joyce Badertscher, a senior from Apple Creek majoring in accounting, has received the Ohio CPA Foundation’s College Scholarship. Badertscher, who is the daughter of Jack and Johanna Badertscher of Apple Creek, is a 2011 graduate of Waynedale High School.
Badertscher is in Ashland University’s Accelerated BS/MBA program with an accounting specialization and is an accounting tutor for the University. She will be completing an accounting internship this summer with The J.M. Smucker Company.
“I was very honored to be selected as a scholarship recipient from the Ohio CPA Foundation,” Badertscher said. “The Ohio Society of CPAs does an excellent job of supporting the development of students into professionals and I am very blessed to have their help as I pursue my career goals. I plan to stay involved with the Ohio Society of CPAs in school and after graduation.”
Karen West, executive director of The Ohio CPA Foundation, said the foundation received a record number of applications this year, which speaks to the need for scholarship programs like this. “It’s rewarding to know that the foundation is helping students like Joyce on their path to graduation and to reach their ultimate goal of becoming a CPA,” West said.
The criteria for the Ohio CPA Foundation’s College Scholarship include a grade point average of at least 3.0, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program as part of a plan to obtain the 150-semester hours required for the CPA exam, and a student affiliate member of The Ohio Society of CPAs.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###