LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston High School (LHS) Accounting students: Jennifer Baron, Crystal McDonald and Lauren Naphtali, have been selected as scholarship recipients by the NJ Society of Certified Accountants (NJSCPA).

“This award is a testament to their academic and interpersonal skills, as well as their interest in the CPA profession,” said Manager of Communications/Community Outreach, Marilyn Joyce Lehren.

The NJSCPA’s High School Scholarship Program awards scholarships to high school seniors like Baron, McDonald and Naphtali, who plan to major in accounting based on their academic standing, standardized test scores and an essay. These scholarships are presented over four years and range in value from $6,500 to $10,000.

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According to the NJSCPA's’ website, established in the 1960s, the Society's Scholarship Fund has grown to become the largest professional scholarship program in New Jersey. The society’s mission is to attract the best and the brightest NJ students into the accounting profession; to encourage students from diverse fields to pursue an advanced education in accountancy; and to increase awareness about the opportunities provided by a CPA career path.

Over the course of its existence, the fund has supported more than 1,400 New Jersey students totaling more than $3.1 million in awards. And, the fund has helped increase the number of both minorities and women who enter the profession, with many students being first-generation college students.