Congratulations to the 2019 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

 – April 30, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

In continuing its commitment to the next generation of accounting professionals, the NJCPA Scholarship Fund awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to 75 New Jersey high school and college students at its 59th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. More than 200 students applied for awards ranging between $6,000 and $7,000.

Congratulations to these scholarship recipients:

High School Senior Awards ($7,000)

  • Emily Breuniger, Lenape High School
  • Elizabeth Bryant, Wall High School
  • John Anthony Cicale, Bridgewater Raritan High School
  • Timothy Clements, Cinnaminson High School
  • Louis D'Agati, Wayne Hills High School
  • Michael DiVincent, Montville Twp High School
  • Alexandria DosSantos, Morris Knolls High School
  • Kathleen Flores, Dr. Ronald Mcnair Academic HS
  • Alexa Forte, Whippany Park High School
  • Andrew Nimerofsky, Northern Highland Regional High School
  • Skylar Nowicki, Howell High School
  • Ava Pisauro, Washington Twp High School
  • Jared Plattman, Morris Knolls High School
  • Breena Rettig, Livingston High School
  • Stanley Rymarz, Kinnelon High School
  • Theodora Vazacopoulos, Northern Vly Region-Old Tappan HS

 College Awards ($6,000)

  • KemalAbayhan, Rutgers University
  • Joseph Breen, Monmouth University
  • Jasmine Clarke, Rutgers University
  • Christina Czuczuk, Rider University
  • Allison Darley, Rutgers University
  • Devin Errico, The College of New Jersey
  • KatherineFoley, Monmouth University
  • Erica Healy, Rider University
  • Rose Hyppolite, Rider University
  • Rushil Jain, Rider University
  • Alexandra Katechis, Montclair State University
  • Heather Krautwurst, The College Of New Jersey
  • Stacey Norman, Montclair State University
  • Alyssa Royce, Stockton University
  • Jeremy Sciuto, Rider University
  • Christopher Vargo, Stockton University
  • Karen Wong, Rutgers University

Minority Scholarships

NJCPA/AICPA ($5,500)

  • Celeste Leon, Monmouth University
  • Enxhi Xhydollari, Rutgers University


  • Kelvin Paez, The College of New Jersey
  • Lloyd Padmore, The College of New Jersey 

NABA Eastern Regional Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Juan Paez, The College of New Jersey

“In Name Of” Awards ($6,000)

Bowman & Company, LLP, In Memory of Lisa A. Donahue

  • Alexa Laspada, Monmouth University


  • Cesar Ordonez, Rutgers University

EisnerAmper LLP

  • Kim Gordon, Rider University

Frazer, Evangelista & Company, LLC

  • Nicholas Cizin, Seton Hall University

In Honor of John F. Dailey Jr.

  • Zsusanne Richert, Monmouth University

In Honor of John S. Lee

  • Brianna Walsh, Rider University

In Honor of Michael A. Polito

  • Matthew Cabrera, Rutgers University

In Memory of Frederick and Lenore Horn

  • Henry Lockwood, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison
  • Victoria Sheridan, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison

In Memory of Raymond C. Rigoli, CPA

  • Jelena Melnichenko, Ramapo College of New Jersey

In Memory of Z. Thaddeus Zawacki

  • Abdul Saeed, Seton Hall University

Mazars USA LLP

  • Michael Nicolich, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Monmouth/Ocean Scholarship - In Memory of Joseph D. Leone, Jr.

  • Katarena Brannick, Monmouth University

NJCPA Council of Past Presidents

  • Robert Scorzo, Ramapo College of New Jersey

PKF O'Connor Davies LLP, In Memory of Stephen F. Mannuzza CPA

  • Eduardo Alay, New Jersey City University

Smolin, Lupin & Co. P.A.

  • Matthew Rief, William Paterson University of New Jersey

Untracht Early

  • Adriana Tirado, Rider University

Wilkin & Guttenplan, In Memory of Jules C. Frankel, CPA

  • Robert Bargna, The College Of New Jersey


  • Daryna Chumak, Rider University
  • Concetta Scordato, Rider University 

Chapter College Awards

Atlantic Cape May Chapter

  • Jiyun Hao, Stockton University ($2,000)
  • Kimberly Lopez-Diaz, Stockton University ($3,000)
  • Trevor D'Anton, Stockton University ($3,000)

Bergen Chapter

  • Samantha Mariani, University of Notre Dame ($4,000)
  • $3,500, Sungwoo Park, Baruch College ($3,500)
  • Tou Kan, Northeastern University ($3,000)
  • Adam Reisfield, University of Maryland ($3,000)
  • Lauren Bombace, Syracuse University ($3,000)
  • Jennifer Mammon, NYU ($2,500)
  • Thomas O'Boyle, University of Notre Dame ($2,500)
  • Marc Walenciak, Bergen Community College ($1,000)

Mercer Chapter

  • Dimitri Drosos, Rider University ($2,500)
  • Kimberly Jaramillo, The College of New Jersey ($2,500)
  • Christine Maziarz, Rowan University ($2,500)
  • Diana Kayes, Mercer County Community College ($1,500)
  • Julius Bailey, Mercer County Community College ($1,500)
  • Alexis Chu, Mercer County Community College ($1,500)


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