Congratulations to the 2017 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

 – April 25, 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

The NJCPA has awarded $410,000 in scholarships to more than 80 students in New Jersey. The NJCPA Scholarship Fund, among the largest professional scholarship programs in the state, recognizes students with a major or concentration in accounting. The awards are granted to high school seniors set to enroll in such a program in the upcoming semester, New Jersey college juniors majoring in accounting who are entering their senior year and seniors who are entering an accounting-related graduate program. 

Congratulations to these scholarship recipients:

College Awards ($6,000)

  • Briana Encarnacion, Seton Hall University
  • Pamela Feng, Rutgers University
  • Patrick Grey, Caldwell University
  • Michael Habib, Seton Hall University
  • Jennifer Hallam, Monmouth University
  • Allison Henry, Stockton University
  • Jake Howell, Monmouth University
  • Sarah Journick, Seton Hall University
  • Nichole Lala, Seton Hall University
  • Daimee Mansfield, New Jersey City University
  • Erin Molloy, Seton Hall University
  • Ranybell Ngoula, New Jersey City University
  • Elizabeth Perkel , Monmouth University
  • Carolyn Previti, The College of New Jersey
  • Deanna Sciortino, Stockton University
  • Alexandria Russomanno, Rutgers University
  • Tiffany Yao, Rutgers University

High School Senior Awards ($7,000)                               

  • Eric Akelson, Livingston High School
  • Michael Ambrozia, Howell High School
  • Jane Beiermeister, Montville Twp High School
  • Brianna Caporuscio, Wayne Hills High School
  • Kaitlyn Deo, Verona High School
  • Emma Gallup, Wayne Hills High School
  • Meaghan Hanley, Madison High School
  • Neil Jhawar, Bridgewater Raritan High School
  • Kelly Johnson, Bridgewater Raritan High School
  • Amanda LaGuardia, Wayne Hills High School
  • Zachary Lorch, Wall High School
  • Malorie Messier, Millville Senior High School
  • Natalie Minasyan, Mahwah High School
  • Mary Patterson, Northern Vly Region-Old Tappan HS
  • Benjamin Prill, Morris Knolls High School

Minority Scholarships

NJCPA/AICPA ($5,500)

  • Rahquan King-Stubbs, Rider University
  • Daniela Terceros, Rutgers University


  • Stephany Kernizan, Rutgers University
  • Stephfel Love, Rutgers University

2016 NABA Eastern Region Scholarship ($2,500)

  • Chanel  Clarke, Rutgers University

“In Name Of” Awards ($6,000)

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

  • Jenna Sanfilippo, Caldwell University


  • Anh Thu Turner, Rutgers Business School-Newark

EisnerAmper LLP

  • Carlee Adams, Rider University

Frazer, Evangellista & Co. LLC

  • Michael Brennan, Seton Hall University

In Memory of Frederick & Lenore Horn

  • Aubrey Wolfrum, Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison
  • Shilan Shah, The College of New Jersey

In Honor of John S. Lee

  • Kelly Dunn, Rider University

Mazars USA LLP

  • Rebecca Colucci, Monmouth University

Monmouth/Ocean Chapter, In Memory of Joseph DeLeone Jr.

  • Brittany Weisbrod, Monmouth University

NJCPA Council of Past Presidents

  • Courtney Easterday, New Jersey City University

Passaic County Chapter, In Memory of Benjamin Botwick

  • Casey Selleroli, Monmouth University

Passaic County Chapter, In Memory of Morris Merker

  • James Clarke, Montclair State University

Smolin, Lupin & Co. PA

  • Samantha Cummings, William Paterson University of New Jersey

Stephen F. Mannuzza Foundation

  • Jake Friedland, Kean University

Untracht, Early & Company

  • Joseph Cabrera, Rutgers University-Newark 

Wilkin Guttenplan, In Memory of Jules C. Frankel

  • Lina Estrada, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison

WithumSmith+Brown, In Memory of Rich Cohen 

  • Szilvia Laszczik, Rutgers University-Camden


  • Danielle DiVite, The College of New Jersey
  • Taras Horbatyuk, Montclair State University 

In Memory of Z. Thaddeus Zawacki

  • Andrew Aguilera, Seton Hall University

Chapter College Awards

Atlantic/Cape May Chapter

  • Sara Ferrara, Stockton University ($2,000)  
  • Peter Festante, Stockton University ($2,000)
  • Kinga Gajda, Stockton University ($2,000)  
  • Alexandra Ricart, Stockton University ($4,000)
  • Melanie Wilezol, Stockton University ($4,000)  

Bergen Chapter

  • Steven Budryk, Ramapo College of New Jersey ($2,000)  
  • Thomas Bufis, Seton Hall University ($1500)
  • Andrew Capone, Felician University ($2,000)  
  • Timothy Hahn, McDaniel College ($1500) 
  • Kristina Kostovski, Montclair State University ($3,000)  
  • Angelica Leventhal, Fairfield University ($4,000)  
  • Steven Lynch, Boston College ($2,000)  
  • Kate MacMillan, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison ($2,000)  
  • Jelena Melnichenko, Bergen Community College ($2,500)  
  • Fred Neftin, Fairfield University ($2,500)  
  • Kenneth Newberg, Ithaca College ($2,000)  
  • Amanda Nowak, Felician University ($2,500)
  • Natalie Pace, Fairfield University ($2,500)  
  • Katlyn Twomey, Bryant College ($2,500)  
  • Courtney Zozulia,  University of Delaware ($2,500)

Mercer Chapter

  • Ashley Dindinger, Mercer County Community College ($2,500)
  • Kai Jelinek, Mercer County Community College ($1,500)  
  • Oyungerel Tumendelger, Mercer County Community College ($2,500)  
  • Junyang Xiao, Rutgers University ($2,500)  
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