DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Education Group, announced the recipients of more than $450,000 in scholarship funds from its annual Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program. Through this program, more than 240 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates will receive full or partial scholarships for Becker’s CPA Exam Review in 2017.
The scholarship program was created in honor of Newton D. Becker, after he passed away in 2012, to continue his legacy of helping bright, dedicated students and professionals fulfill their dreams by earning the CPA credential and furthering their accounting careers. Newton began Becker Professional Education in 1957 when he pioneered a new approach to prepare candidates for the CPA Exam.
“We are truly honored to provide nearly a half million in scholarship funds this year to candidates pursuing their CPA credential, as we know it will positively impact their careers and help to further establish them as leaders in their field,” said Steve Gradman, vice president and general manager of U.S. Accounting at Becker Professional Education.
To qualify, applicants had to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment, demonstrate financial need and, through a personal statement, exhibit traits important to Newton Becker: high moral character, strong leadership qualities and commitment to community service.
“Winning the Newton D. Becker Scholarship is not only a huge investment in my future, but in that of my community. I hope to begin a free tax service for low-income individuals in my hometown and in the surrounding area,” said Amy Bieber, 2017 Becker scholarship recipient.
Amanda Fisher, a 2017 Becker scholarship winner, noted, “Becoming a CPA is unprecedented in my family and through this scholarship I will be able to accomplish my CPA certification within a year and begin moving up to supervisor and management positions at my current employer.”
For additional information, visit: becker.com/scholarship
About Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. More than one million professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its 60-year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world. For more information about Becker Professional Education, visit www.becker.com or call 1-877-CPA-EXAM.