MNCPA Scholars Program
Building awareness of the accounting profession among minority students who may not be aware of the various career paths available.
The MNCPA Scholars Program is a year-long mentorship and career awareness program promoting the CPA profession to minority high school students, as well as encouraging graduation and preparing students for college. The goals of the program also include increasing the number of minorities majoring in accounting in college and the image and goodwill of the profession in Minnesota. Not only will advances in ethnic diversity increase the talent pool of future CPAs, but will enable the profession to better serve clients and employers and strengthen the CPAs role as an objective expert.
"The number one thing about the program is the exposure the students get to the real world of accounting. This gives the students an opportunity to connect with business leaders and experience accounting at a different level. They perform better in the classroom because they can now make another connection to the real world. I can’t say enough good things about the program and the benefits for the students."
- Lance Garvin, Pike High School, Indianapolis
MNCPA Scholars will meet and work with respected CPAs, have dinner with firm partners and gain hands-on experience. Scholars will attend various skill building events with their mentor, learn about accounting and business careers and gain important tools for their future.
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Mentors support and foster the next generation of diverse CPAs by giving the scholar a true sense of what it’s like to be a CPA. Mentors will have several interactions throughout the year from events to emails to help the scholar become excited and educated about the profession.
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