Scholarships

Department of Accounting

Criteria


Each year accounting majors at UTA receive approximately $100,000 in scholarship funds. Most scholarships are awarded annually and provide funding between $1,000 & $2,000 though some awards may be as high as $5,000. In addition to scholarship specific requirements, an applicant must meet each of the following criteria to be eligible for any departmental scholarship:

  • Accounting GPA of at least 3.0
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Declared as an accounting major
  • Must have completed at least 12 semester hours of accounting (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the date of the application
  • Have at least one full-time semester remaining for degree completion after the semester of application
  • Some, but not all of the scholarships require citizenship or permanent residency in the United States of America

The Department of Accounting has created a common application for all of the scholarships administered by the department. To apply for the departmental scholarships and endowments, visit UTA’s Mav Scholarshop (Be sure to enter your email address in the application.)

Departmental Scholarships


The Department of Accounting awards over $100,000 in scholarships to qualified accounting majors annually. These scholarship funds come from a number of sources including: endowed scholarship accounts, firms who recruit on campus, and professional associations.

Endowed Scholarships

Accounting Alumni Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Accounting Alumni Association created an endowment fund at UTA with the direction that the earnings from the monies be awarded as scholarships to outstanding accounting majors at UTA.

About the Accounting Alumni Association

The Accounting Alumni Association was formed in the early 1980’s to support the goals and objectives of the Department of Accounting, and the endowed scholarship was established in May of 2008. The Alumni Association is comprised of degreed accountants who are graduates of the University of Texas at Arlington working in the public and private sectors.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Accounting Alumni Endowed Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria: Have an Accounting GPA of at least 3.33 or higher, after completion of at least 9 semester hours in Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington (graduate or undergraduate), of a SAT score sufficient to place the student in the 80% percentile (or above) for college-bound seniors; and Approval and recommendation of the Department Scholarship Committee.

Recipients

  • 2018: Amanda DeLeon
  • 2016: Shilpa Shrestha
  • 2015: Xi Cheng
  • 2014: Myrna Nugraha
  • 2013: Chanya Wongsaroj
  • 2012: Opeyemi F. Akinlade
  • 2011: Rino Manfroni
  • 2010: Anoop Baral

Barney C. Barnes Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Barney C. Barnes Memorial Scholarship was established to award a scholarship annually to an outstanding student majoring in accounting at The University of Texas at Arlington. Funding was provided through gifts in memory of Mr. Barnes by fellow civic leaders and friends in the City of Arlington, Texas, and by colleagues and associates at UTA. Additional funding was provided by Mrs. Barney C. (Frances) Barnes to pay tribute to the honor of her late husband.

About Barney C. Barnes

Barney C. Barnes was instrumental in the development of The University of Texas at Arlington, having served the university in several capacities (including Registrar, accounting faculty member, Head of the Business Department and Vice President for Fiscal Affairs) for some 40 years beginning in 1929. Barney C. Barnes was also a business and community leader in the City of Arlington, serving two terms as Mayor from 1947 to 1951.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Barney C. Barnes Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  2. Have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of accounting courses at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  3. Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall in courses completed at UTA, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses completed at UTA, and be judged capable of completing a baccalaureate degree in accounting at UTA; and
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Recipients

  • 2019: Dayna Yoho
  • 2018: Mark Flores
  • 2017: Warren Benjamin
  • 2016: Chris Hibbard; Naoki Jitsuyama
  • 2015: Adam A. Abdulmujeeb; Desiree R. Grubbs
  • 2014: James Boutwell; Daniel Chamberlain; Richard Goeke
  • 2013: Fang Zhou
  • 2012: Gregory Garza; Tammy Reed, Daniel Robinson
  • 2011: Jennifer Fox, Lisa Reynolds
  • 2010: Kirsten Watters, Andrew Hines
  • 2009: Kirsten Watters, Melanie Lara
  • 2008: Ariana Gomez, Christopher Lawler
  • 2007: Stephanie Buduhan, Brianna Solis, Maria Ramirez, Rachel Feldstein
  • 2006: Eleonora Clemens, Daniel Montgomery, Derek Lemke
  • 2005: Heather Banks, Kimberly Harris, Andrew McCaghren
  • 2004: Katrina Hamilton
  • 2003: Keithen Akanni, Eleonora Goethe
  • 2002: Tammy Coffman, Daniel Hornback, Jennifer Reynolds
  • 2001: Marie Bosillo
  • 2000: Casandra Smart
  • 1999: No scholarship awarded
  • 1998: Wayne Lundquist
  • 1997: Susan Hicks

Michael and Mary Lee Hodge Scholars


Purpose

The Michael and Mary Lee Hodge Scholars Funds shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the College of Business.

About Michael and Mary Lee Hodge

Mike and Mary Lee met in junior high school in Dallas and have been married over 44 years.

Mike worked full-time, six days a week while attending UT-Arlington on a year-round basis. He graduated in May 1978 and entered public accounting in Dallas. He earned his CPA, eventually leaving Peat Marwick Main to work as Controller of the Dallas Office for Fisk Electric and later their open shop company, Major Construction Services. In 1985, he helped start Hi-Tech Electric, Inc., also an electrical construction firm. Over the years, he helped grow the company to five (5) locations with $80M+ in revenue. The company is listed in the Top 100 Electrical Construction firms in the U.S. While he retired in 2011 from day-to-day management, he remains a stockholder and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Mike has been involved in a number of not-for-profits in the past, including serving as President and Treasurer. He is a member of the Hogan’s Glen HOA Board of Directors.

Mary Lee first attended UT-Arlington part-time at night while working as Assistant Vice President at Southwest Land Title Co. She was later able to leave the title business to focus on her studies full-time and served as President of Beta Alpha Psi. After working in public and private accounting, earning her BBA in Accounting in December 1983, her MS in Taxation in 1986, and the CPA and CGFM designations, Mary Lee started her career at UT-Arlington as a Lecturer and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Accounting. She subsequently served as Assistant Dean in the College of Business Administration, Special Assistant to the President, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Director of UTA-Fort Worth. Mary Lee concluded her career, as CFO and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs at Prairie View A&M University managing its physical plant, a $150M+ budget, and securing the University’s Northwest Houston location. Mary Lee has also been involved in numerous no-for-profits, including holding the positions of President and Treasurer. She is a Certified Master Gardener; a member of several gardening societies and clubs, and a Board Member of the UTA Alumni Association and Trophy Club Women’s Club.

Besides being Lifetime Members of the UTA Alumni Association and avid Texas Rangers fans, Mike and Mary Lee belong to Trophy Club Country Club and White’s Chapel Methodist Church. They enjoy golf, gardening, yoga, and being grandparents. Their son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter reside in Fort Worth, and Mike’s Mom lives in Arlington

Criteria

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Recipients

  • 2018: Jonathan Anantaphathanawong; Sanjari Chelawat; Taylor Simmonds
  • 2019: Shawn Evans, John McClain, Nimisha Budhwani, Ransom McCoy

Katherine M. Horstmann Scholarship


Purpose

The Katherine M. Horstmann Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Katherine M. Horstmann for the significant contributions she made to the University of Texas at Arlington while serving on the accounting faculty. Funding was provided by the University of Texas at Arlington, the Gamma Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the Accounting Society of U. T. Arlington, accounting alumni, U. T. Arlington accounting faculty, and friends of Katherine M. Horstmann.

About Katherine M. Horstmann

Katherine M. Horstmann received her BBA (1968) and MPA (1970) degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and became a Certified Public Accountant shortly thereafter. She began her teaching career at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1969 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and was a Senior Lecturer when she retired in December 1995. During her career at the University of Texas at Arlington she served as assistant chair, faculty advisor to Beta Alpha Psi, and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Chi. Other memberships included the Accounting Alumni Association and the American Society of Women Accountants.

While employed at the University of Texas at Arlington she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of financial accounting and accounting theory. She was an outstanding and enthusiastic teacher. Through many contributions to the University of Texas at Arlington she enriched the lives of colleagues, students, alumni, and peers in professional practice. Her dedicated service greatly benefited the Department of Accounting and its students, and served to enhance the reputation of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Katherine M. Horstmann Endowed Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled (or intending to enroll) in an accounting degree program at UTA;
  2. Have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of accounting courses at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at an accredited college or university;
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
  5. Have at least 9 semester hours of study remaining to complete an accounting degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Recipients

  • 2019: Kristin Serio
  • 2018: Cindy Hua
  • 2016: Jeremy Smeltz
  • 2015: Jessica L. Guillon
  • 2014: Desiree Grubbs
  • 2013: Casie Matthews
  • 2012: Pratibha Adhikari
  • 2011: Noureen Kasmani
  • 2010: Daniel Orth
  • 2009: Desiree Ford
  • 2008: Kristan Medina
  • 2007: No scholarship awarded
  • 2006: Evelyn Gonzalez
  • 2005: Brandi Castillo
  • 2004: Bobbie Hensley

Mid-Cities Association of CPAs Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Mid-Cities Association of CPAs Scholarship was established to award a scholarship annually to an outstanding student majoring in accounting at The University of Texas at Arlington. Funding was provided by the Mid-Cities Association of CPAs and its members. This was the department’s first endowed scholarship.

About Mid Cities Association of CPA's

The Mid-Cities Association of CPAs was established in 1975 for Arlington area CPAs to promote and maintain high professional and moral standards; to advance accountancy by research and cooperation with similar organizations; to protect the interests of its members and the general public; and when feasible to act in a representative capacity for the profession. The association has been supportive of UTA through the granting of scholarships and meets monthly to provide fellowship and professional education for its members.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Mid-Cities Association of CPAs Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  2. Have completed a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of accounting courses at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  3. Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall in courses completed at UTA, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses completed at UTA, and be judged capable of completing a baccalaureate degree in accounting at UTA; and
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Recipients

  • 2018: Richie Philip
  • 2019: Daniel Overall, Victoria Addison
  • 2017: Adriana Hernandez Samora
  • 2016: Reena Thomas; Huiyun Wu
  • 2015: James R. Boutwell; Daliah M. Hamdan
  • 2014: Jeremy D. Smeltz; Maureen E. Vignaux
  • 2013: Thien-Van D. Nguyen; Leah M. Anthony
  • 2012: Darron Davis; Karen Stailey
  • 2011: George Karam, Deepak Silwal
  • 2010: Gladys Kouadio, Elba Cruz
  • 2009: David Pratt, Jessica Valek, Michelle St. Clair
  • 2008: Daniela DeAnda, Javier Marroquin
  • 2007: Desiree Ford, Tetyana Cole, Jessica Valek, Amelia Rouhipour
  • 2006: Yuan-Wei Hsu, Samina Lokhandwala
  • 2005: Navjot Marocha, Rekha Nangrani
  • 2004: Woo Chang, Melissa Marek
  • 2003: Ting Bai, Mey Ramirez
  • 2002: Jocelyn Larkin, Donna Mayes, Ginny Rominger
  • 2001: Mary Beth Looney
  • 2000: Shiquila Martin
  • 1999: Teresa Gattis
  • 1998: Amy Lejune
  • 1997: Christopher Irwin

Donny Oltean Memorial Scholarship


Purpose

The Donny Oltean Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Donny Oltean. Funding was provided by Donny's family and friends; and U. T. Arlington faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

About Donny Oltean

Donald (Donny) Joseph Oltean was born on October 27, 1982 in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas in 2001 where he was very active in sports. Donny started his college career in Houston. While attending college he also started and ran a successful internet-based custom auto body component business. Donny transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington as a business student in Fall, 2003. He soon realized the importance of an accounting degree and the foundation it provides for small business owners. He became very active in the Accounting Society and was selected as "Outstanding Committee Chair" for his leadership, initiative, and enthusiasm. Donny also served as secretary of the Accounting Society for the Spring, 2004 semester. While visiting Houston, Texas to attend a family reunion on August 16, 2004 Donny was injured in an automobile crash. On August 17, 2004, at age 21, he passed away.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Donny Oltean Memorial Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled (or intending to enroll) in an accounting degree program at UTA;
  2. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 in courses completed at an accredited college or university;
  3. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
  4. Have at least 9 semester hours of study remaining to complete an accounting degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Recipients

  • 2019: Matthew Kessler
  • 2018: Loc Tran
  • 2017: Frank Cortez
  • 2016: Aaron Kauffman
  • 2015: Tin-long Chan; Hieu Tran
  • 2014: Kristen Scott
  • 2013: Kimmie Tran
  • 2012: Daniela Dimayuga; Brittany Nguyen
  • 2011: David Hall; Cynthia Seliga
  • 2007: Matthew Perry
  • 2006: Stephanie Chandler
  • 2005: Rachel Plantz

Petroleum Accountants Society Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Petroleum Accountants Society of Fort Worth provided $10,000 with the direction that the earnings from the monies be awarded as scholarships to outstanding accounting majors at UTA.

About Petroleum Accountants Society of Fort Worth

The Petroleum Accountants Society of Fort Worth is comprised of degreed accountants working throughout the petroleum industry.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Petroleum Accountants Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  2. Have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of accounting courses at The University of Texas at Arlington;
  3. Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall in courses completed at UTA, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses completed at UTA, and
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Recipients

  • 2018: Thuy Bui
  • 2019: Tarek Khodari
  • 2017: Dayna Keith; Oshmar Lindero
  • 2016: William Covalt
  • 2015: Priscilla Fredrickson
  • 2014: Angel Aicubia; Karrie Walker
  • 2013: Richard A. Cavagnolo; Tyler D. Peschka
  • 2012: Shalyn Redding; David Rodriguez
  • 2011: Andrew Hines, Florencia Minetto
  • 2010: Carlos Rojo, Carolyn Van Meter
  • 2009: Robert Chumley, Michelle Johnson
  • 2008: Nathaniel B. Lane, Linda Vicari
  • 2007: Rafael Marquez, Kristan McCoy
  • 2006: Cameron Burkert, William Frame, Nohe Tedla
  • 2005: Jennifer Chancellor
  • 2004: Jennifer Potter, Daniel Stewart
  • 2003: Luke Williams, Rosalina Nuriani
  • 2002: Keithen Akanni, Gregory Baviera, Daniel Neighbors
  • 2001: Belinda Hudson
  • 2000: Erin Gilbert
  • 1999: Jamie Holmes
  • 1998: No scholarship awarded
  • 1997: No scholarship awarded

Daniel G. Reynolds, CPA Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Daniel G. Reynolds CPA Endowed Scholarship shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Department of Accounting in the College of Business. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarship support to first-generation junior or senior students who are pursuing a degree in Accounting and have a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will also be a consideration and applicants will be required to submit an essay detailing how he/she will benefit from receiving this scholarship. The scholarship is renewable when meeting the criteria described within the endowment contract.

Bill Ross Accounting Alumni Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Bill Ross Accounting Alumni Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize Dr. Bill Ross for the significant contributions he made to the University of Texas at Arlington while serving on the accounting faculty. Funding was provided by accounting alumni, business firms, U. T. Arlington accounting faculty, and friends of Bill Ross.

About Bill Ross

From 1974 to 1996 Dr. Ross served the Accounting Department and the University of Texas at Arlington including ten years as Chair of Accounting and ten years as the UTA Faculty Athletic Representative (1986-1996). In his capacity as Chair of Accounting, Dr. Ross was instrumental in the formation of the Accounting Alumni Association and in raising some $230,000 in endowments as evidenced by the Public Accounting Professorship and the Accounting Alumni Professorship. It was largely as a result of Dr. Ross’s business and personal relationship with E&W Managing Partner Ray Wilkin that UTA received the 1.1 million dollar James and Eunice West Chair in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Under Dr. Ross’s leadership UTA became one of the first universities in the United States to have three accounting programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

In recognition of his commitment to the University of Texas at Arlington, and his exemplary dedication to scholarship, citizenship, and professionalism, the title of Professor Emeritus was conferred upon him by The University of Texas at Arlington in 2001.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Bill Ross Accounting Alumni Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a minimum of nine semester hours at UTA;
  2. Have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of accounting courses at UTA, or have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in accounting courses completed at an accredited college university and be pursuing (or intending to pursue) a baccalaureate or master's degree in accounting at UTA; and
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Recipients

  • 2019: Ty Broom
  • 2018: Kymbra-Shea Currey
  • 2017: Jessica Hillard
  • 2016: Dawn Abraham Shaji
  • 2015: Sanjok S. Timilsina
  • 2014: Thien-Van D. Nguyen; Frederick O'Lenick; Forrest Taylor
  • 2013: Melanie D. Lara
  • 2012: Chiao H. Smith
  • 2011: Taraz Yazhari
  • 2010: Nayeli Gamez, Taraz Yazhari
  • 2009: Linzy Brannan, Stephanie Moore
  • 2008: Rosalinda Cobarrubias
  • 2007: Tiffany Rutledge
  • 2006: Andrew McCaghren
  • 2005: Marvin Sutton
  • 2004: Linda Johnson, Kimberly Stewart
  • 2003: Christopher Featherstone
  • 2002: Christie Forward
  • 2001: Jocelyn Larkin
  • 2000: Carley Strickland
  • 1999: Kimberly Shaw
  • 1998: No scholarship awarded
  • 1997: Randy Wagner

Terry J. Witt Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Terry J. Witt Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Terry J. Witt for the significant contributions he made to the University of Texas at Arlington while serving on the accounting faculty. Funding was provided by the University of Texas at Arlington; Pickens, Snodgrass, Koch & Co., PC; McCaslin & Company, LLP; the Gamma Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi; the Accounting Society of U. T. Arlington; accounting alumni; U. T. Arlington accounting faculty; and friends of Terry J. Witt.

About Terry J. Witt

Terry J. Witt earned his BBA degree (1962) from the University of Texas at Austin and his MA degree (1968) from the University of Oklahoma. Shortly thereafter he became a Certified Public Accountant. He joined the faculty of the Department of Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1968 and was an Associate Professor when he retired in 2000. In the 32 years he spent at the University of Texas at Arlington, he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, and taxation. He was an outstanding and enthusiastic teacher, and served as mentor to many students. He was nominated for the Chancellor’s Council Teaching Excellence Award five times and recognized as Outstanding Faculty Member by Beta Alpha Psi and the College of Business Constituency Council. Accounting students benefited greatly from his 25 years of service as coordinator of the Student Internship Program.

He ably served the accounting profession with many acts of dedication and selfless leadership. He helped found the Mid-Cities Association of CPAs and served as President and Member of the Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Ft. Worth Chapter of CPAs and many committees of that organization. His dedicated service greatly benefited these organizations and the accounting profession, and also served to enhance the reputation of the University of Texas at Arlington. In recognition of his commitment to the superior education and professional growth of students, and his exemplary dedication to scholarship, citizenship, and professionalism, the title of Professor Emeritus was conferred upon him by the University of Texas at Arlington in 2001.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Terry J. Witt Endowed Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled (or intending to enroll) in an accounting degree program at UTA;
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of accounting courses (9 semester hours for graduate students) or have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at an accredited college or university;
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
  5. Have at least 9 semester hours of study remaining to complete an accounting degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Recipients

  • 2019: Hannah Sollenberger
  • 2018: Peter Markarian
  • 2017: Cindy Hua
  • 2016: Huiyun Wu
  • 2015: Vanessa Lim
  • 2014: Katherine Obennoskey
  • 2013: Jonathan J. Lim
  • 2012: Whitney L. Alblinger
  • 2011: Justin McCoy
  • 2010: Maria Pineda
  • 2009: Christopher Lawler
  • 2008: Rachel Feldstein
  • 2007: Sophia Morris
  • 2006: Krystle Cooper
  • 2005: Carla Von Voss
  • 2004: Carla Von Voss

Clyde E. Womack Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

The Clyde E. Womack Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize Clyde E. Womack for his dedicated service to KPMG LLP, the University of Texas at Arlington, the accounting profession, and the business community. Funding was provided by KPMG LLP, Tarrant Partners LLP, the University of Texas at Arlington, employees of KPMG LLP, U. T. Arlington accounting faculty, and friends of Clyde E. Womack.

About Clyde E. Womack

Clyde Womack joined the audit staff of KPMG LLP (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.) in Fort Worth in February 1966, after graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in January 1966 with a BBA in accounting. Shortly thereafter he became a Certified Public Accountant. He was promoted to partner in 1975. During his career at KPMG LLP he served public companies in the entire Southwest for KPMG LLP, primarily focusing on the Financial Services area. Clyde served as an SEC Reviewing Partner and an Employee Benefit Plan Partner, and he also served clients in the capacity of an Engagement Partner. From 1997 through 2001 he was the Managing Partner of the Fort Worth office of KPMG LLP.

Clyde was a charter member of the U.T. Arlington Accounting Alumni Association and was a member of the U.T. Arlington College of Business Advisory Council. He also served as President of the North Texas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, and the Board of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Clyde E. Womack Endowed Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared accounting major currently enrolled (or intending to enroll) in an accounting degree program at UTA;
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of accounting courses (9 semester hours for graduate students) or have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at an accredited college or university;
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
  5. Have at least 9 semester hours of study remaining to complete an accounting degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Recipients

  • 2019: Korah Whitley, Kira Griffiths
  • 2018: Suraj Mehta; Jordan Marr
  • 2017: Julio Colon-Gonzalez; Suraj Mehta
  • 2016: Katherine Obennoskey; Aaron Kauffman
  • 2015: William R. Gough; Vu D. Le; Marney Yu
  • 2014: Christopher Adams; Lindsye Cooper; Amanda McMahon; Rachel Shaffer
  • 2013: Michelle Miller; Ling F. Li; Yuping Liu; Jeremy D. Smeltz
  • 2012: Vi Dinh; Mary Huning; Paul Isham; Rachel Jones; Yuping Liu; Elyse Morris
  • 2011: Kathryn Hayden, Amber Nguyen, Lorena Ramirez Nieto, Joanna Salazar
  • 2010: Bonnie Freeman, Noureen Kasmani, Joshua Audi, Jordan Rovney
  • 2009: Christopher Vick, Tiffany Coker
  • 2008: Michelle Johnson, Austin Roberts
  • 2007: YuanWei Hsu, Philip Fasoro, Maria Ruiz, Michael Walkup, Molly Smithee
  • 2006: Richard Love Jr., Lin Wu, Yunfeng Hall
  • 2005: Brandon Brinkley, Brian Hostetler
  • 2004: Terra Brown, Marvin Sutton
  • 2003: David Pluss

Uma Datla Endowed Scholarship in Accounting


Purpose

The Uma Datla Endowed Scholarship in Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Department of Accounting in the College of Business. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarship support students who are pursuing a degree in Accounting who have received all or part of their preparatory education in a country other than United States. In addition, the recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.2 and have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in the College of Business.

Recipients

  • 2019: Huy Hoang, Abu Sajid Israr

Graduate Fellowships in Accounting

Department of Accounting Graduate Fellowship


Purpose

Established in 2014, funds distributed from the endowment will be used to provide fellowship support to graduate students in the Department of Accounting.

Recipients

  • 2019: Jessica Hillard, Peter Markarian

Michael R. Baylor Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The Michael R. Baylor Graduate Fellowship in Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowships to students pursuing a graduate degree in Accounting.

About Michael R. Baylor

Michael R. Baylor is a UT Arlington alumnus who received his BBA - Accounting degree in 1970. Mr. Baylor is the recipient of the Department of Accounting Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004 and the UTA Distinguished Alumni Award (UTAs highest honor) in 2007. Mike is also the past president of the UTA Alumni Board. Mike has been long-time supporter of the Department. He is a regular speaker at student events, a member of the Department's Advisory Board, and a generous financial supporter of the program.

Michael is a former tax partner with PwC in Fort Worth. While at UTA, not only was he a great accounting student -- but he also managed to set numerous football records as a star quarterback. He is the 1987 Athletics Hall of Honor inductee. Several of his football records are still unbroken since UTA withdrew from football following the 1985 season. His records can still be seen on the Wall of Honor at the College Park Center.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Clyde E. Womack Endowed Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in the last semester of the undergraduate accounting degree and accepted into the Masters program in Accounting or Tax
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of accounting courses;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at an accredited college or university;
  4. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at UTA;
  5. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the graduate program, if funds are available.

Recipients

  • 2019: Jordan Marr, Suraj Mehta, Carmen Webb, Amy Yeager, Omar Garza Cantu
  • 2018: Mark Adams; Tuan Nguyen; Edwin Mwangi; Daniel Vest
  • 2017: Shivam Arora; Hope Clark; William Covalt; Marisa Datko; Anum Zafarullah
  • 2016: Sihame Hamdane; Guowen Jiang; Huong Thi Nguyen; Ji Wang
  • 2015: Arsala Barakzai; Andres Godinez; Filipe Simoes Martins Vidal; Rachel M. Schaffer; Ngoc Thi My Truong; Suye Wang
  • 2014: Ekaterina Fitzon; Kyle Horton; Lionel Mungwari; Nikita Nathu; Li Rose; Jihyun Sim
  • 2013: Eduardo Hernandez; Li T. Rose

H.C. and Maxine Foster Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The H. C. and Maxine Foster Graduate Fellowship in Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowships to students pursuing a graduate degree in Accounting.

Hugh Curtis (H.C.) Foster was born August 14, 1926 in Fort Worth, Texas and was a life-long resident. During his senior year at Paschal High School he was drafted into the navy and served on the West Coast during World War II. He married Maxine Van Natta in 1949, with whom he was married for 59 years until her death in 2008; and he had two sons, Joe, born in 1951 and John, born 1955. He went back to school to earn his GED after WWII and often worked two jobs simultaneously to support his family. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service as a cartographer for over thirty years until his retirement. One of the proudest days of his life was the day he received his high school diploma in the early 2000s as part of the Fort Worth ISDs program to award high school diplomas to WWII veterans that had been drafted out of high school. He died in Arlington, Texas at the age of 83 in 2010. While he was unable to attend college himself because of his family commitments, he well understood the importance of education in the success of life. He was able to help his two sons graduate from UT Arlington with degrees in business and engineering.

Ollie Maxine Van Natta Foster was born July 22, 1931 in Kosse, Texas and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Arlington Heights High School but had to leave before graduation to help support her family. She married H.C. Foster in 1949. She worked many jobs for over forty years to support her family. She was unable to attend college herself but she made it her life goal to see that her two sons were able to take advantage of the educational opportunities that she had not had. Two of the proudest days of her life were attending the graduation ceremonies of her two sons at UT Arlington.

Criteria

  1. Be in the last semester of the undergraduate accounting degree and accepted into the Masters program in Accounting or Tax;
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of accounting courses;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at UTA;
  4. Have worked at least 20 hours a week during the prior semester and intend to work at least 20 hours a week during the scholarship period.
  5. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the graduate program, if funds are available.

Recipients

  • 2019: Taylor Simmonds, David Henry, Kymbra-shea Currey, Meredith DeMaagd
  • 2018: Long Thai Bui; Mohammad Bashir; Diana Bilici; William Gough
  • 2017: Dellise Kennedy
  • 2016: Arsala Barkazai; Shilpa Shrestha; Cynthia Vargas
  • 2015: Mariah Halstead; Aaron M. Kauffman; Jeremy D. Smeltz
  • 2014: Maria Belloti; Daniela Dimayuga; Eszter Gyurgyak

Rueben and Mary Taniguchi Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

Mary Taniguchi is a UT Arlington alumnus who received her Masters in Professional Accounting in 1984. She has been a long time Vice-President of Tax Administration at Cash America International, a large NYSE listed firm that provides specialty financial services to individuals through retail services locations. She is also a valued member of the Department of Accounting Advisory Board.

Criteria

  1. Be in the last semester of the undergraduate accounting degree and accepted into the Masters program in Accounting or Tax;
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of accounting courses;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in accounting courses completed at UTA;
  4. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the graduate program, if funds are available.

Recipients

  • 2019: Manuel Prado, Tuan Nguyen, Morad Barqawi, Imad Ahmed
  • 2018: Shivam Arora; Courtney Whitten
  • 2017: Deyanira Gomez; William Gough; Myrna Madrid
  • 2016: Karen Bohannon; Daliah Hamdan; Bria Sneed; Xiaoxiao Yu
  • 2015: Jordan H.Murillo; Frederick D. O'Lenick; Courtney Whitten
  • 2014: Alexandria Hernandez; Bryan McGuirk; Sanjok Timilsina
  • 2013: Thuy Dinh; Mythili Sangaran

Weaver and Tidwell LLP Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The Weaver LLP wants to encourage students in the UTA accounting program to pursue a graduate degree in Accounting. The scholarship is established to provide financial support for an outstanding accounting student at the University of Texas at Arlington.

About Weaver LLP

Weaver is among the top 40 certified public accounting firms in the nation according to Inside Public Accounting and is the largest regional independent accounting firm in the Southwest. The firm operates with offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio and Stamford, Connecticut, with more than 500 team members. The company provides clients in all industries with comprehensive services, including audit, tax and advisory services.

Criteria

  1. Have an accounting and overall UTA GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. Be in the Masters program in Accounting/Tax or an accounting major with intent to pursue a masters degree in accounting or tax;
  3. Have completed at least 12 semester hours of accounting (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the date of application;
  4. Have at least one full-time semester remaining for degree completion after the semester of application.

Recipients

  • 2019: Morad Barqawi, Imad Ahmed
  • 2018: Warren Benjamin; Omar Garza Cantu
  • 2017: Guowen Jiang; David Kiema
  • 2016: Meekha Varghese; Catherine Wambui
  • 2015: Tyler Peschka
  • 2014: Jennifer Cummings

Paul M. Howell Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The Paul M. Howell Graduate Fellowship in Accounting is a permanent endowment and funds distributed from the endowment are used to provide graduate fellowships to students pursuing a graduate degree in Accounting.

About Paul Howell

Paul Howell is a 1985 graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting program, a member of the Accounting Advisory Board, and a partner at Grant Thornton LLP.

Recipients

  • 2019: Shivam Arora, Tian Summer Xia
  • 2018: Jessica Hillard; Abigail Jones; Benjamin Lovette
  • 2017: Phuong Cao Hoang; Casey Horn; Martha Horner
  • 2016: Seth Prewitt; Suye Wang
  • 2015: Charles P. Ganley
  • 2014: Nne-Amaka Nwana

Samuel and Ruth Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The Samuel and Ruth Graduate Fellowship in Accounting is a permanent endowment and funds distributed from the endowment are used to provide graduate fellowships to doctoral students for excellence in research and teaching.

Recipients

  • 2019: Xiaozhe Gu, Hannah Hurt
  • 2014: Amy F. Holmes; Yvonne Lee; Jennifer Yardley

Debra and Jimmy Bennett Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The Debra and Jimmy Bennett Graduate Fellowship in Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds disbursed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowship awards for students pursuing a degree in Accounting. The student must demonstrate in writing his/her intent to work in the United States after graduation.

Benefactors

Debra and Jimmy Bennett are long-time Arlington residents, and both are CPAs. Debra graduated with a Master of Science from UTA and is a Partner at Ernst & Young. Jimmy serves on the Arlington City Council, and Debra is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board.

Recipients

  • 2019: Daniel Vest, Cuong Tran
  • 2015: Yuetao Sun

Jeff and Brenda Slate Graduate Fellowship in Accounting


Purpose

The Jeff and Brenda Slate Graduate Fellowship in Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds disbursed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowship awards for students pursuing a degree in Accounting

Benefactors

Jeff Slate is a UT Arlington alumnus who received his Bachelor degree in Accounting in 1989. He served for many years as the Chair of the Accounting Advisory Board, and is being recognized as the Department of Accounting’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.

Recipients

  • 2019: John Hartin, Mark Flores, Cindy Hua, Richie Philip, Dayna Keith
  • 2018: Cuong Duc Tran; Kin Song;; Dayna Keith
  • 2017: Diana Bilici; Timothy Liggett; Catherine Samson
  • 2016: William Covalt; Andrew Hutchinson; Anh Nguyen
  • 2015: Jihyun Sim; Antonio L. Pazo
  • 2014: Susant Baskota; Hanh Tong

Ron and Carrie Maiorano Endowed Graduate Fellowship


Purpose

The Ron and Carrie Maiorano Graduate Fellowship in Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds disbursed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowship awards for students pursuing a master’s degree in the MPA program

Benefactors

Ron and Carrie Maiorano graduated from the MPA program in 1984 and 1985 respectively. Ron worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell upon graduation, and Carrie worked for Ernst & Whinney, both in the Dallas offices. Ron became a partner with KPMG in the Toronto, ON office in 1995, and continues to run the US Corporate Tax group there. Carrie is a sole practitioner.

Recipients

  • 2018: Naphatsaran Lopez; Royal Gamber
  • 2017: Tawfiq Siddiqui; Yi Xu
  • 2016: Antonio Pazo

Michael and Lisa Clock Endowed Graduate Fellowship


Purpose

The Michael and Lisa Clock Endowed Graduate Fellowship shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds disbursed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowship awards for students pursuing a master’s degree in the MPA program.

Benefactors

Mike and Lisa Clock are the benefactors of this endowed graduate fellowship in accounting.

Mike has over 23 years of experience in the accounting and finance fields with 22 years in the restaurant industry. He currently serves as President and Chief Financial Officer for Newk’s Eatery. Prior to joining the leadership team at Newk’s, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Good Smoke Restaurant Group, the parent company for two long standing barbecue brands, Dinosaur BBQ and Jim ‘N Nick’s Community BBQ. There his primary responsibility and focus was on financial strategic direction, brand support, and external financial communications for GSRG.

Mike has also had the privilege of serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Le Duff America Inc., the second largest Bakery / Café concept in North America and the parent company to la Madeleine Inc., Bruegger’s Bagels, Timothy’s Coffee, and Brioche Doree. He has held leadership roles with Carlson Restaurants Worldwide / TGI Fridays; where during his tenure with the company, he was responsible for the successful consolidation of over 500 company-owned and franchised locations.

Earlier in his career, Mike had the opportunity of working with Management at HSC Hospitality (Restaurant division for W.R. Grace) as the company’s controller and with S&A Restaurant Corporation and Trammell Crow Family Holdings as an accountant.

Mike is a Texas CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Recipients

  • 2019: Royal Gamber, Seong-Eung Lee

Vince White Endowed Graduate Fellowship


Purpose

The Vince White Endowed Fellowship Accounting shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds disbursed from the endowment shall be used to provide graduate fellowship awards for students pursuing a master’s degree in Accounting.

Benefactors

Vince White graduated from UTA in 1983 with a BBA in Accounting. He is SVP of Investor Relations at Devon Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City. He is a former member of the Accounting Advisory Board.

Recipients

  • 2019: Melanie Louv, Frank Cortez, Vilma Velazquez, Charity Krueger

Family Scholarships

Ashley Anne McGowan Memorial Accounting Scholarship


Purpose

The Ashley Anne McGowan Memorial Accounting Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Ashley McGowan. Annual funding is provided by the family of Ashley Anne McGowan

About Ashley McGowan

Ashley Anne McGowan earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree in 2008, and Masters of Science in Accounting degree in 2009 at the University of Texas Arlington, as a participant of the Professional Program In Accounting. During her time at U.T.A., Ashley organized, led and actively participated in many events on campus through the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society, where she served as Treasurer in 2007, and as President in 2008. Ashley also served as the U.T.A. Campus Representative of the Texas Society of CPAs in 2008. Ashley was a Senior Financial Analyst for Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded annually to an Accounting major to help defray the cost of books and classroom materials.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Ashley Anne McGowan Memorial Accounting scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be a first generation college bound female, and a full-time student.
  2. Be a declared undergraduate accounting major currently enrolled in an accounting degree program at UTA;
  3. Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 in courses completed at UTA.
  4. Have at least 9 semester hours of study remaining to complete an accounting degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.
  5. Qualified applicants will be judged based on academic performance, and service to the university/community.

Recipients

  • 2018: Melanie Louv
  • 2017: Lauren Armendarez
  • 2016: Griselda Gaytan
  • 2015: Liliana Lopez
  • 2014: Andrea Markovic
  • 2013: Alexandria R. Hernandez

The Lee and Gloria Rorex Memorial Scholarship


Purpose

Established by Mary Lee Rorex Hodge and friends to honor the memory of her parents, Lee and Gloria Rorex. This endowment was established to assist the University to recruit and retain quality academic students from North Central and Northeast Texas. Scholars should be referred to as the Lee and Gloria Rorex Scholars.

About Mary Lee Rorex Hodge

Mary Lee Rorex Hodge is a UT Arlington alumnus who received her BBA Accounting degree in 1984 and her Masters of Science in Taxation in 1989. Mary Lee graduated from David W Carter High School in Dallas. During the early 1990s, she taught full-time as an instructor for the Department of Accounting and also served as graduate advisor and assistant department chair. Later, she was the budget and financial officer in the Office of the Provost at UT Arlington.

Criteria

  1. Students will have graduated from high schools in Dallas, Tarrant or Harrison counties;
  2. Can be a undergraduate or graduate student with preference given to a full-time student;
  3. Have an accounting and overall GPA of at least 3.0;
  4. Must intend to study in the College of Business with further preference given to students who intend to major in Accounting;
  5. Have completed at least 12 semester hours of accounting (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the date of application and be currently enrolled;
  6. Have at least one full-time semester remaining for degree completion after the semester of application;
  7. Candidate must apply in writing and preference will be given to those identified as first-generation-college bound.

Recipients

  • 2019: Jizelle Garcia
  • 2018: Kelly Lorensen; Vilma Velazquez
  • 2017: Kellie Lorensen; Bria Sneed
  • 2016: Griselda Gaytan; James Park
  • 2015: Vickie A. Karam; Kathryn A. Price
  • 2014: Zoai Alam; Garrett Danford; Priscilla L. Frederickson; Mariah J. Halstead
  • 2013: Cory A. Stahl

Dr. Stanley Seat Family Endowed Award Fund


Purpose

When received, the insurance proceeds shall be used to create the Dr. Stanley Seat Family Endowed Award Fund as a permanent endowment to benefit the Accounting Department in the College of Business. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to make awards to undergraduate students majoring in Accounting who have financial need and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

During his lifetime, Donor may also contribute gifts that will be for current use by the department, to be used in accordance with the purpose as stated above. All student awards must be processed through the student's account with the UT Arlington Scholarship Office and applied first toward tuition and fees. Any remaining funds after all University charges are paid will be refunded to the student via check or direct deposit. Should there be no outstanding fees owed by the student, the entire award will be paid to the student after processing through the student account.

Recipients

  • 2017: Ryan Pierson
  • 2016: Yuan Shi
  • 2015: Xiaoxiao Song; Gabriel G. Trotta

Ortiz Family Endowed Scholarship


Purpose

When received, such funds shall be used to create the Ortiz Family Endowed Scholarship as a permanent endowment to benefit the Accounting Department in the College of Business at UT Arlington. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to award scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Accounting who have financial need.

Benefactor

Ramiro Ortiz, Jr. began his studies at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1979, and earned his Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Arts in Economics degrees. During his studies, Ramiro served with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and continued his service until retirement from the Marine Corps in 1994. Subsequent to earning his bachelor’s degree, Ramiro entered the accounting profession where he developed skills that would serve him throughout his career. Early in his career, he earned his certification as a Certified Public Accountants and completed his master’s in Economics. Ramiro’s professional career included working for Atlantic Richfield Co., KPMG LLP, BearingPoint Inc., and The Hackett Group .

Dr. Roger and Cary Meiners Accounting Scholarship


Benefactor

Scholarships provided by Dr. Roger and Cary Meiners. Dr. Meiners is the Chair of the Department of Economics in the College of Business, and a Professor of Economics.

Recipients

  • 2019: Erica Ly
  • 2018: Grayson Ostand
  • 2017: Long Thai Bui; Claudia Cavazos
  • 2016: Wei Hsu
  • 2015: William Covalt

Lei and Frank Testa 1895 Society Scholarship


Benefactor

This scholarship was established by Lei and Frank Testa in 2016. Ms. Testa currently serves as the Chair of the Accounting Advisory Board. The 1895 Society is named for the year Arlington College (now UT Arlington) was founded. The 1895 Society recognizes individuals who provide annual leadership support to any of the University’s colleges, schools, or programs during the fiscal year (Sept. 1–Aug. 31). These gifts make a vital difference every day by furthering cutting-edge research, enhancing outstanding teaching, building state-of-the-art facilities, and providing scholarships for students who graduate prepared to become valuable members of society.

Criteria

Must be a declared Accounting major at the graduate level

Recipients

  • 2019: Jordan Braswell
  • 2018: Seong-Eung Lee
  • 2017: Anh Nguyen

Dr. Li Chin Jennifer Ho Scholarship in Accounting


Purpose

Dr. Li Chin Jennifer Ho Scholarship was established in 2018 by Dr. Jennifer Ho. Following earning her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Ho joined the Department of Accounting in 1990 as faculty member, rising to the title of Professor. She has served in many capacities within the Department, including Chair of the Department of Accounting in the College of Business (2014 – 2018). She continues to teach accounting and pursue research interests.

Recipients

  • 2019: Emily Sykes

The Venkataraman and Raman Family Scholarship


Purpose

The Venkataraman and Raman Family Scholarship is funded by Dr. Ram Venkataraman and Dr. Lakshmi Raman for the benefit of doctoral students in the accounting PhD program at UTA. Scholarships such as this made a big difference to their family when Dr. Venkataraman was in the doctoral program at Penn State. This scholarship has been established as a way of helping doctoral students at UTA in the same way their family was helped in the past.

Recipients

  • 2019: Long Thai David Bui

Professional Associations And Firms Providing Scholarship Funds

Tax Executives Institute Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters Scholarship


Purpose

The Tax Executives Institute Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters wants to encourage students in the UTA accounting program to pursue a degree in Accounting. The scholarship is established to provide financial support for an outstanding accounting student at the University of Texas at Arlington

About Tax Executives Institute

Founded in 1944 by a group of fifteen prominent corporate tax executives in New York City, TEI is a non-profit, international association of business executive responsible for the tax affairs of their employers. TEI has grown to more than 7,000 members in 54 worldwide chapters representing 3,000 of the leading business around the world.

Criteria

  1. Have an accounting and overall UTA GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. Be in the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program or have an intent to pursue the MST degree;
  3. Have completed at least 12 semester hours of accounting (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the date of application;
  4. Have at least one full-time semester remaining for degree completion after the semester of application.
  • 2019: Taegan McDonald, Loc Tran, Patty Do, Ryan Pierson
  • 2018: Marisa Datko; John Hartin: Amy Yeager
  • 2017: Robert Bennett-Benge; Juliana Laughlin; Seth Prewitt
  • 2016: Priscilla Fredrickson; Douglas P. Mann; Rachel Shaffer
  • 2015: Ashraf Gilani; Douglas P. Mann; Kristen R. Scott; Katelyn Sprinkle
  • 2014: Kyndell Bailey; Richard Cavagnolo; Jonathan Lim; Ngoc Truong
  • 2013: Richard J. Goeke; Shalyn Redding; Nora Rieger; Blanca Talley

ISACA North Texas Chapter Scholarship


Purpose

Nearing its 50th year, ISACA (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. The North Texas Chapter wants to encourage students in the UTA accounting program to excel and hosted the first ISACA North Texas Case Competition in March 2019, which the UTA team won.

Recipients

  • 2019: Haiden Bick, Phuong Le, Henal Lad, Tamilore Edun, Huy Hoang, Kira Griffiths, Gabriella Cardona

Firms providing scholarship funds include:

Pickens Snodgrass Koch LLP Scholarship


Purpose

Pickens Snodgrass Koch LLP (PSK) wants to encourage students in the UTA accounting program to pursue a graduate degree in Accounting. The scholarship is established to provide financial support for an outstanding accounting student at the University of Texas at Arlington.

About PSK LLP

PSK LLP provides accounting, tax, and business consulting services to clients both nationally and locally, from their home in Arlington, Texas. The company delivers small-town personalized service, with firmly established roots in the values of reliability, friendly customer service and long-term relationships.

Criteria

  1. Have an accounting and overall UTA GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. Be an accounting major with intent to pursue a masters degree in accounting or tax;
  3. Have completed at least 12 semester hours of accounting (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the date of application;
  4. Have at least one full-time semester remaining for degree completion after the semester of application.

Recipients

  • 2019: Jonathan Anantaphathanawong, Jared Sowards
  • 2018: Stephen Rieman
  • 2017: Tuan Nguyen; Tra Pham
  • 2016: Thinh Nguyen; Boyang Zou
  • 2015: Sihame Hamdane; Guowen Jiang
  • 2014: Mythili Sangaran; Chanya Wongsaroj
  • 2013: Ladan Farrokhi Gozarchi; Nne-Amaka Nwana
  • 2012: Taiba Sheerin Ahmad; Aaron Kauffman; Deepak Silwal; Kamala Timalshina; Joyce William

CFO Suite LLC Scholarship


Purpose

The CFO Suite LLC wants to encourage students in the UTA accounting program to pursue a graduate degree in Accounting. The scholarship is established to provide financial support for an outstanding accounting student at the University of Texas at Arlington

About CFO Suite Inc

The CFO Suite LLC is an independent consulting firm that partners with the Chief Financial Officers and senior financial professionals. They provide a suite of solutions, services and staff to help their clients overcome challenges, minimize risk, manage growth and optimize the effectiveness of finance department. They specialize in the areas of Financial Advisory, Business Operation, Compliance & Controls, and Interim Staffing Solutions.

Criteria

  1. Have an accounting and overall UTA GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. Be in the Masters program in Accounting/Tax or an accounting major with intent to pursue a masters degree in accounting or tax;
  3. Have completed at least 12 semester hours of accounting (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the date of application;
  4. Have at least one full-time semester remaining for degree completion after the semester of application.

Recipients

  • 2019: Bryan Ramert, Ngan Dinh, Tung Tran
  • 2018: Saily Alcivar; Adriana Hernandez Samora; Kaitlin Nelson
  • 2017: Lauren Armendarez; Kenneth Loh; Natalie Walsh
  • 2016: Xi Cheng; Phuong Cao Minh Hoang; Yuetao Sun
  • 2015: Quynh-Chau H. Doan; Robert J. Gill; Xue Wang
  • 2014: Man V.N. Nguyen; Oanh Truong; Wes Wallace
  • 2013: Andrea Markovic; Mary H. Nguyen; Kamala Timalshina

Spring Creek Barbeque Accounting Scholarship


Purpose

In 1980, Chris and Becky Carroll founded Spring Creek Barbeque. For over 35 years, Spring Creek Barbeque has been one of Texas' best and most popular barbeque restaurant concepts. It started in 1980, with authentic family recipes for great barbeque, along with a vision of what casual family dining should be. It is a growing and dynamic company, with a dedication to community service.

Through the 1895 Society in 2016, Mr. Carroll established an annual scholarship to reward highachieving Accounting graduate students. The scholarship is awarded each year at the Department of Accounting’s Spring Scholarship banquet in April.

Recipients

  • 2019: Soyoun Hyun, Loretta Dollar

Timothy, DeVolt and Company, PC Scholarship


Purpose

Timothy, DeVolt and Company, PC is a full-service Accounting firm licensed in Texas. Sam Timothy has been an Advisory Board member and distinctive supporter of the Department of Accounting for many years.

Recipients

  • 2019: Phat Vu

2018-2019 Accounting Scholarship Recipients


Scholarship Recipients
Barney C. Barnes Memorial Scholarship Dayna Yoho
Uma Datla Endowed Scholarship in Accounting Huy Hoang, Abu Sajid Israr
Michael L. and Mary Lee Hodge Scholars Fund Shawn Evans, John McClain, Nimisha Budhwani, Ransom McCoy
Katherine M. Horstmann Scholarship Kristin Serio
Mid-Cities Association of CPA's Scholarship Daniel Overall, Victoria Addison
Donny Oltean Memorial Scholarship Matthew Kessler
Petroleum Accountants Society of Fort Worth Tarek Khodari
Lee and Gloria Rorex Memorial Scholarship Jizelle Garcia
Bill Ross Accounting Alumni Scholarship Ty Broom
Terry J. Witt Endowed Scholarship Hannah Sollenberger
Clyde E. Womack Endowed Scholarship Korah Whitley, Kira Griffiths
CFO Suite Scholarship Bryan Ramert, Ngan Dinh, Tung Tran
J. Taylor and Associates Scholarship Sadie Carithers, Christopher Nakagawa
ISACA - North Texas Chapter Scholarship Phuong Le
Dr. LiChin Jennifer Ho Scholarship Emily Sykes
Dr. Stan Seat Family Endowed Award Fund Michael McMakin
Sondra and Barry Crowley Accounting Scholarship Rosa Padron
Dr. Roger and Cary Meiners Scholarship Erica Ly
Timothy, Devolt and Co. Scholarship Phat Vu
PSK LLP Scholarship Jonathan Anantaphathanawong, Jared Sowards
ISACA North Texas Case Competition 2019 Henal Lad, Tamilore Edun, Huy Hoang, Kira Griffiths, Gabriella Cardona
Michael R. Baylor Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Jordan Marr, Suraj Mehta, Carmen Webb, Amy Yeager, Omar Garza Cantu
Debra and Jimmy Bennett Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Daniel Vest, Cuong Tran
Michael Clock Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Royal Gamber, Seong-Eung Lee
Department of Accounting Graduate Fellowship Jessica Hillard, Peter Markarian
H.C. and Maxine Foster Fellowship in Accounting Taylor Simmonds, David Henry, Kymbra-shea Currey, Meredith DeMaagd
Paul M. Howell Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Shivam Arora, Tian Summer Xia
Samuel & Ruth Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Xiaozhe Gu, Hannah Hurt
Slate Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Accounting John Hartin, Mark Flores, Cindy Hua, Richie Philip, Dayna Keith
Taniguchi Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Manuel Prado, Tuan Nguyen, Morad Barqawi, Imad Ahmed
Weaver and Tidwell LLP Graduate Fellowship in Accounting Morad Barqawi, Imad Ahmed
Vince White Endowed Graduate Fellowship Melanie Louv, Frank Cortez, Vilma Velazquez, Charity Krueger
Tax Executives Institute of Dallas Taegan McDonald, Loc Tran
ISACA - North Texas Chapter Scholarship Haiden Bick
The Venkataraman and Raman Family Doctoral Scholarship Long Thai David Bui
Spring Creek Barbeque Accounting Scholarship Soyoun Hyun, Loretta Dollar
Frank & Lei Testa Accounting Scholarship Jordan Braswell
Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance - Fort Worth Chapter Sanjari Chelawat
Tax Executives Institute of Fort Worth Patty Do, Ryan Pierson