New opening and closing dates announced for scholarship applications

October 12, 2018

Oklahoma accounting students will now be able to apply early for OSCPA Educational Foundation scholarships. The Educational Foundation announced the 2019-2020 school year applications will be available online beginning Nov. 1, 2018, and the new deadline will be Jan. 31, 2019. The change was made to give students more time to complete their applications.

“While the previous applications were available from February through April 1, the new applications take into account holiday break times,” said Lysa Park, CPA, the chairman of the Educational Foundation. Park, a gaming compliance audit manager with Chickasaw Nation in Ada, Oklahoma, added, “Lots of students will have some down time with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We think these new dates will offer additional opportunities to complete the applications and for their reference letters to be written and submitted.”

The new applications have also been simplified, Park said. “We’ve deleted questions we felt were redundant or simply weren’t necessary for the scholarship consideration,” she explained. 

In the last 10 years, the OSCPA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $260,000 in scholarships to Oklahoma accounting students.

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