Michigan Accountancy Foundation

Providing scholarships to fifth-year accounting students, being a source of industry knowledge for college and university educators and exposing high school students to the CPA profession are just a few examples of how the of the Michigan Accountancy Foundation (MAF) supports continuing growth and excellence in the accounting profession.

Meet the 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Jennifer Carolan

Michigan Technological University

Peggy Dzierzawski Named Scholarship

“Being a recipient of the MAF Fifth/Graduate Year Scholarship has made a difference in being able to continue my education. As a lifelong learner, I am glad to be able to grow professionally and gain the necessary educational background that can be the foundation of my career. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) truly suits me because I get to continuously learn and apply my education in a field that has all sorts of opportunities.”

Jacob Mihelich

Michigan Technological University

MAF Scholarship

“I’m honored to have received the Michigan Accountancy Foundation Scholarship, which has allowed me to pursue my Master’s in accounting. As a first-generation college graduate, I’m pursuing my dreams as well as my parents’. My mom wanted to be an accountant but was unable to afford the education she needed. By achieving this dream myself, she’s able to achieve hers vicariously through me.”

Denae Mitchell

Grand Valley State University

MAF Scholarship

“This scholarship means so much to me as a first-generation student as it allows me to graduate without such a large financial burden and I’m super appreciative of the MICPA and MAF for that! This scholarship will help me reach my goal of becoming a CPA by helping me reach the necessary 150 credit hours.”

Trina Narsey

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Richard Czarnecki Named Scholarship

“I am extremely honored to be a recipient of the Michigan Accountancy Foundation scholarship. This scholarship gives me the opportunity to graduate with my MS in Accounting with less financial burden and will enable me to focus my efforts on passing the CPA exam. Thank you to the scholarship donors who have allowed me to advance in my education – I hope to one day use my education to give back to the community as well.”

Joseph Nicolas

Wayne State University

Accountants Coalition Minority Scholarship

Michael Rotondo

Michigan State University

Robert Bogan Named Scholarship

“I would like to thank the MAF for providing me with the assistance needed to become a CPA. I have always been driven to succeed in life to be able to give back to the institutions that gave me an opportunity and impacted my life. Being a CPA would mean so much more than just the title, it will provide me an avenue to be able to accomplish this life-long goal, while doing something I am passionate about. This scholarship has provided me the opportunity to pursue my desire of becoming a CPA and goal of giving back to crucial organizations that can positively impact future generations, like the MICPA and MAF.” 

Lauren Schneider

Michigan State University

Peggy Dzierzawski Named Scholarship

“Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me. I have paid/taken loans out for my first 4 years of college, and it is such a relief to not have to do that for my last year here at MSU. I am now able to focus on my schoolwork and CPA exam studying, instead of worrying about how I will finance my education. Thank you for supporting me in continuing my education.”

Alexandra Smith

Northern Michigan University

MAF Scholarship

“Receiving the Michigan Accountancy Foundation (MAF) scholarship has allowed me to focus on my education as I continue to reach for the 150 credit hour requirement to become a CPA. It is comforting to know that as I work hard to complete my education and study for the CPA Exam, I have the support of many people and a foundation as great as the MAF. I am very thankful to be a recipient of the 2021 MAF scholarship!” 

Alexander Tyburski

Michigan State University

Peggy Dzierzawski Named Scholarship

“Receiving the MAF Fifth Year Scholarship validated all the hard work I have put toward becoming a CPA the past 4 years at Michigan State. This recognition further motivates me to finish my education and begin making my mark on the accounting profession. I am thankful for the support and resources the MAF and MICPA have provided that will allow me to complete my master’s degree and achieve my goal of becoming a CPA.”

Estevan Vasquez

Wayne State University

Accountants Coalition Minority Scholarship