To get more information about the selection process for the scholarships below and to learn more about the enrichment activities previous scholarship winners have been involved in, please contact Dr. Jing Lin or Professor Joseph Ragan, co-chairs of the Prize and Awards Committee.
William T. Walsh Scholarship
The Class of 1961 established a scholarship fund in the memory of Bill Walsh. For 34 years, after graduating from Saint Joseph’s University, he worked for the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. In his long tenure at Coopers & Lybrand, where he spent his entire professional career, Bill held various positions, rising to Senior Partner in the Philadelphia office.
Bill never forgot Saint Joseph’s after graduation, as he contributed annually to the various programs of the school. He served as a volunteer in many Saint Joseph’s activities including the Accounting Alumni Association, Center City Alumni, Annual Giving Chairman, Alumni Board of Governors and member of the College of Business and Administration Board of Visitors. For many years he oversaw the recruitment of Saint Joseph’s graduates at Coopers & Lybrand, providing many the opportunity to join the accounting profession.
Known for his professionalism, the Walsh Scholarship is awarded to students for Academic Achievement and Leadership promise within the public accounting industry.
Applicants who are qualified rising seniors are identified by the selection committee based on their academic merit and are asked to formally apply. An alumni committee makes the final decision on recipients.
L. Robert Juckett Scholarship
Dr. L. Robert Juckett was an associate professor of accounting and business administration at St. Joseph’s University for 28 years. He was the director of the graduate program in business administration at the school from 1976 to 1978. Besides serving on committees for admissions and for educational policy, he was a freshman academic advisor and a member of the curriculum committee for business education.
Born in 1922, Dr. Juckett was raised in Carbondale, PA, and was a graduate of the University of Scranton. He received his master’s degree in education at Boston University and his doctorate from Temple University. He taught at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre from 1950 to 1962 then joined the faculty at St. Joseph’s University.
Before entering the field of education, Dr. Juckett was a member of the auditing staff of George Rossiter & Company, a New York company that became part of KPMG. He also served as an assistant cashier for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company of Boston and was a member of the Philadelphia Business Academy. Dr. Juckett was a member of the Upper Darby School Board for six years and served on various school board committees, chairing its budget and finance committees.
Known for community service and cura personalis, the scholarship is awarded to individuals who exemplify his scholarly ability, service to the community, and display a financial need.
Applicants who are qualified rising seniors are identified by the selection committee based on their academic merit, service to their community, and financial need and are asked to formally apply. An alumni committee makes the final decision on recipients.
PICPA Academic Merit Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) helps future Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) reach their goals with scholarships and awards that honor outstanding scholastic achievement. Candidates are judged on intellect, leadership, financial need and the intent to pursue a career in accounting.
The PICPA scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and many can be renewed for an additional year provided each student maintains the application criteria and satisfies any other renewal requirements established by the PICPA.
PICPA Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled full-time at a Pennsylvania college or university who have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours and declared a major in accounting. Other requirements are listed below. Awards are given on a competitive basis to candidates who best satisfy the requirements of high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need and an intent to pursue a career in accounting. The departmental Prize and Awards committee reviews potential candidates annually.
- Applicants are required to be currently enrolled full-time at a Pennsylvania college or university and must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours.
- Applicants are required to have declared a major in accounting.
- Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
- Applicants are required to have completed Intermediate Accounting I with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Applicants completing ALL (including the 150-hour requirement) their education requirements on or before August 2021 are NOT eligible to apply. Full-time graduate students working towards the 150-hour requirement are eligible to apply.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has established the PCAOB scholarship program to provide a source of funding to encourage outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a career in auditing. The award is presented to accounting students based on academic merit with demonstrated financial need. The departmental Prize and Awards committee reviews potential candidates annually.
Students must be selected and nominated by their institution. Students eligible to become a PCAOB Scholar must:
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program at U.S. colleges or universities identified as a Nominating Institution above.
- Start classes on or after August 1 with respect to the applicable academic year.
- Demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing as evidenced by an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher or being in the top 1/3 of their overall class
- Demonstrate high ethical standards.
- At the time of nomination, not be a PCAOB employee or a child or spouse of a PCAOB employee. (Note: This includes all full-time and part-time employees of the PCAOB, including interns, and independent consultants who are natural persons.)
- Demonstrate financial need. (Defined as being eligible to receive a Pell Grant or requiring other Federal financial aid for a significant portion of the expected or actual billed cost of attendance, as determined by the institution.)
The PCAOB Scholars Program is merit-based, but the PCAOB encourages educational institutions to give special consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the accounting profession.