TSCPA Rewards Nine UH Bauer Students with Scholarships

Published on January 20, 2009
UH Bauer accounting students celebrate their scholarships with faculty from the program. Pictured are, top row from left, Jianqi Cai, Blake Bell, Zunliang Wu, Accountancy & Taxation Department Chairman Gerald Lobo, Meng Wang, Director of Accounting Programs Michael Newman, and Marina Ruseva. In the bottom row, from left, are Wei-Ling Sun, Juan Munoz and Kyle Robinson.

UH Bauer accounting students celebrate their scholarships with faculty from the program. Pictured are, top row from left, Jianqi Cai, Blake Bell, Zunliang Wu, Accountancy & Taxation Department Chairman Gerald Lobo, Meng Wang, Director of Accounting Programs Michael Newman, and Marina Ruseva. In the bottom row, from left, are Wei-Ling Sun, Juan Munoz and Kyle Robinson.

Students from the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business Department of Accountancy & Taxation are among the best in the state, according to the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

The organization awarded nine $1,500 scholarships to UH Bauer students in December. Recipients included Blake Bell, Jianqi Cai, Juan Munoz, Kyle Robinson, Marina Ruseva, Tempset Solcich, Wei-Ling Sun, Meng Wang and Zunliang Wu.

“These students are the best of the best,” Director of Accounting Programs and Clinical Professor Michael Newman said. “They’ve proven themselves in the classroom and will continue to do so when they transition into the business world. They are great representatives for UH, Bauer College and the Accountancy & Taxation Department.”

In order to compete for the scholarship, students had to be nominated by their department chairperson, complete 90 semester credit hours of college, have an accounting GPA of 3.6 or more, and complete 15 semester credit hours of accounting courses with a grade of B or better.

In addition, the students selected must plan to become Texas Certified Public Accountants and be enrolled in a university that participates in Accounting Education Foundation programs.

The scholarship is a reward for the amount of time and commitment it takes to achieve academic success, said Kyle Robinson, an MS Accountancy candidate and scholarship recipient. “Receiving this scholarship as a graduate student based on the merits of my undergraduate career validates all the effort I put into earning my undergraduate degree,” he added. “It proves that hard work can pay off, and that merit is still rewarded in college.”

By Hannah Eastham