CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 22, 2018 – Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of Adtalem Global Education, announced the recipients of more than $485,000 in scholarship funds from its annual Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program. Through this program, 240 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates will receive full or partial scholarships for Becker’s CPA Exam Review.
The program, which has now awarded more than $1.2 million in financial assistance, honors Newton D. Becker, who passed away in 2012. Newton founded Becker Professional Education in 1957 and pioneered a new approach to preparing candidates for the CPA Exam. The purpose of the scholarship program is to continue Becker’s legacy and help intelligent, dedicated students and professionals fulfill their dreams of an accounting career by earning the CPA credential.
“At Becker, we are thrilled to provide nearly a half million in scholarship funds to candidates striving to attain their CPA credential,” said Michael Malee, president of Becker Professional Education. “This scholarship program is an excellent way to carry on Newton’s legacy by enabling dedicated students and professionals across the country to pursue the gold standard in the profession: the CPA credential.”
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.
“I had been trying to figure out the best path to pursue from this point forward regarding my accounting career, and this scholarship answered all of those unknowns,” said Bryan Jones, 2018 Becker scholarship recipient. “I cannot properly express how much this means after the financial investment and sacrifices my wife, two teenage boys and myself made for me to undertake my undergraduate and graduate school degrees.”
For Jones, he is hoping his degrees work toward achieving the CPA credential and ultimately a PhD in Accounting that will help him accomplish his goal of becoming an Accounting Professor. Jones is excited to help others learn and grow, as well as become a mentor to other accounting students in the future.
“Going into a doctoral program already having taken the CPA Exam will be an immeasurable benefit,” Jones noted. “I am so grateful to Becker for this tremendous, life-changing gift.”
For additional information, visit: www.becker.com/scholarships.
About Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Over one million professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Exam Review, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its more than 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.
About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.