Educator E-News: January 2019

by MICPA | Apr 04, 2019   ()

Still Time to Apply: MAF Grant to Promote CPA Profession
The Michigan Accountancy Foundation (MAF) recently announced a new grant opportunity to support projects or programs designed to increase the number of students becoming CPAs in Michigan. Up to $10,000 may be awarded per project. Details about the grant program, including the guidelines for submission and application, can be found on the MAF website. If you have questions about the MAF grant program, please contact Jody Skonieczny at or (248)267-3733. Submission deadline is Jan. 31.
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Save the Date: Accounting Educators Conference
Plan now to attend the Spring Accounting Educators Conference in Detroit on May 31, bringing you tips and techniques to ensure your students get the best chance at success.

Time is Running Out…
For your seniors to apply for a Michigan Accountancy Foundation scholarship. Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2019. The MAF scholarship program, with awards ranging up to $5,000, assists current full-time accounting students in funding their fifth/graduate year. Download this flyer to share with your students.
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Promoting the Profession Through Video
‘It’s a Great Day to Be a CPA,’ a video series created by the MICPA, shows the exciting opportunities available to CPAs. The videos were screened at Emagine theaters throughout November and December. If you missed them on the big screen, you can still catch them on our YouTube channel and share them with your students.
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Promoting the Profession Through Diversity
If you know a minority accounting college student who’s thinking about getting the CPA credential, invite them to apply for the Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop, May 15-17, in Denver. This all-expenses-paid workshop strengthens students’ professional skills and promotes the benefits of earning the CPA. Applications are due by Jan. 21.
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Promoting the Profession Through PhD Education
Former AICPA Chair, the late Bill Ezzel, believed the best way to encourage the next generation of CPAs was to put educators in the classroom. A new scholarship honors Ezzel’s passion by providing financial assistance to CPAs pursuing a doctorate degree in accounting. Apply by Mar. 1.
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Reflections on 2018: A Year of Change and Opportunity for the Accounting Profession
One of the most influential people in the accounting profession, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, reflects on the success of the past year and the opportunities ahead in 2019.
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Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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