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.
"My students have really enjoyed the experience and connections they have made. Buying them professional dress and the monthly activities have enhanced their confidence and is such a positive experience that helps them stay on track as they make that difficult decision as to where and what to major in for college."
-Daniel Gasner, Kennedy High school accounting teacher
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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