Accounting Scholarshop

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March 7, 2013

OSU Accounting Faculty and Supporters
200 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Dear Selection Committee,

I would like to take the time to discuss with you my career goals and how I plan to obtain them in order to give you an idea of why I am a good candidate for an accounting scholarship. Presently, I am a junior working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. Despite being a full time student, balancing two majors and maintaining my GPA, I also take the initiative to enhance my education outside the classroom. I constantly strive for excellence and am committed to making my time as an undergraduate as productive and beneficial as possible.

After completing college with a degree in Accounting and Finance, I then plan to obtain my CPA license. My goal is to first work for a large public accounting firm, where I’ll be involved in preparing financial statements and assisting in financial decisions. I will work hard and do my best to continually become more successful in order to reach a partner position. As I advance in my career I also hope to have time to work for or start a non-profit business along with continuing my accounting career that will provide housing to low-income families. Simply graduating with a degree in Accounting will help me obtain my goal of working for a large public accounting firm. However, I’d like to do more than just work for an accounting firm, I’d like to be in a leading financial role of a company. That is why I have decided to differentiate and further myself by also obtaining a finance degree. Having a degree in both accounting and finance will ensure that I have 225 credits and will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

To improve my leadership skills in order to obtain a leading financial role in a financial company I have pursued officer positions in the clubs I am involved in. I have recently become the Vice President of External Relations of the Oregon State...
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