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Statewide Organization Awards Scholarships to Hilbert Students

Release Date:
August 9, 2012
Contact:
Matt Heidt,
716-926-8792

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Hilbert College accounting majors Adam Clabo of North Tonawanda and Jeffrey Ritter of Blasdell are among 51 college students statewide to receive 2012 Excellence in Accounting Scholarships from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE).

The $2,500 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year are awarded to accounting majors who have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are eligible for financial aid.
 
FAE has dedicated campus liaisons at 47 colleges in New York State to help identify students eligible for these scholarships, which are awarded to provide financial assistance and encouragement to accounting majors.
 
“The Foundation for Accounting Education takes great pride in awarding these scholarships to truly deserving students in an effort to support their educational goals,” said FAE President John Kearney. “By encouraging top-level students to enter the field of accounting, we hope to strengthen the profession as a whole.”


Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.