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KPMG Fund for Excellence in Accounting

The Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education by KPMG Partners and Professionals

The Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education ("Fund") is established by KPMG Partners and professionals to promote educational excellence in accounting at Pace University's Lubin School of Business' Department of Accountancy ("Pace"). The Fund will provide scholarship awards of $5,000 ($2,500 for the fall semester and $2,500 for the spring semester) each to outstanding students who are enrolled in the Lubin School of Business in a qualified accounting program and who maintain a 3.30 GPA Overall and in Accounting at Pace University. Students eligible for these awards must demonstrate involvement and leadership in either co-curricular activities at Pace or service organizations in their local community or high school.

2022 KPMG Scholarship Recipients

  • Laura Antonucci
  • Anastasia Bolotowsky
  • Kristi Chen
  • Raquel Gallagher
  • Aissatou Gningue
  • Rowan Kelly
  • Diana Zhylyesko

About the Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must belong to any of the following groups at the time of application:

  • Pace University students in their third year with a declared major of Accounting, BBA Information Systems, or in Data and Analytics who are also CPA exam ready.
  • Pace University students in their fourth or fifth year of either the Accounting BBA/MBA program or the 150-hour Accounting program.
  • Pace University Graduate MBA Accounting students.
  • Pace University Law School students in the combined MBA/JD degree program for Accounting or Taxation.
  • Pace University undergraduate students with a declared major in Taxation and eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation.
  • Pace University graduate students with a declared major in Taxation and eligible to sit for the CPA exam or JD degree upon graduation.
  • Pace University graduate students with an MS in Data Analytics and Technology and eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation.

Scholarship awards will be granted annually and may be used for tuition and/or related costs. Awards may be renewed through a newly submitted and reviewed application.

Recipients may receive this award for no more than three academic years, during their third, fourth, and/or fifth year of undergraduate study at Pace, as long as they remain eligible according to scholarship criteria. Students must be US citizens to be eligible for this scholarship. There will be a dinner during the fall for all award recipients. You must attend the dinner to be eligible for the scholarship.

Deadline for scholarship applications: Monday, October 31, 2022

New York City student applications should be sent or dropped off to:

Dr. Susanne O'Callaghan (socallaghan@pace.edu) - 1 Pace Plaza, 4th Floor West, New York, NY 10038

Pleasantville/Westchester student applications should be sent or dropped off to:

Dr. Barbara Farrell (bfarrell@pace.edu) - Goldstein Center Room 216, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Students applying for the scholarship must:

  1. Complete the Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education by KPMG Partners and professionals application

    download the application (PDF)
  2. Attach a current resume;
  3. Attach a current transcript;
  4. Submit TWO recommendation forms;
  5. Submit a personal statement (limited to 150 words) stating why you should be granted the Excellence in Accounting Education by KPMG partner and professionals award;
  6. Submit a professional statement on how you see your professional career developing at KPMG.

For submission details and questions, contact Dr. Barbara Farrell, bfarrell@pace.edu.