Berea Students Win KYCPA Scholarships


PEAK Team

Standing from left to right: Elyor Tukhtasinov, Treasure Rogers, Ed McCormack, Matthew Schwartz, and Starson Audate. Seated from left to right: Natasha Mupfunya, Jose (Lucio) Ixcoy, and DeAnna Ellis

Two Berea College students were recognized recently by the Kentucky Society of CPAs. Treasure Rogers and Matthew Schwartz were awarded scholarships from the Educational Foundation of the KYCPA, which presents scholarships sponsored by many CPA firms and businesses in Kentucky to accounting students across Kentucky. Matthew Schwartz won a KYCPA scholarship and Treasure Rogers won the Brown Forman Diversity Scholarship and Internship. This is the second year that a Berea College student has won the Brown Forman Diversity Scholarship.

Rogers and Schwartz, along with five other Berea students also competed in the “Promoting and Encouraging Accounting in Kentucky” (PEAK) event, which is a “Jeopardy” style competition that uses different sections of the CPA exam as the categories on the jeopardy board.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.