HPU Evening Degree Program Students Receive Scholarships

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2009 – High Point University students Bryan Collins and Lucile Jackson, who are both in the Evening Degree Program, recently received scholarships through the North Carolina CPA Foundation.
Collins, an accounting major, received a $1,000 scholarship. Collins, who hopes to take the CPA exam following graduation in May 2010, was thrilled to receive the scholarship.
“I was not only proud, but also honored, when I heard that I would be receiving the scholarship,” Collins says.
Jackson, an accounting major, received a $1,000 McCoy Scholarship and a $1,000 NCCPA Foundation scholarship. Jackson, who plans to focus on tax accounting upon graduation, was very grateful to be awarded the scholarships.
“I was thrilled, delighted and very grateful, to say the least, to receive the scholarships,” Jackson says. “The EDP faculty has been very supportive of me in my efforts.”
In all, the North Carolina CPA Foundation’s annual merit scholarship program awarded 58 scholarships, totaling $68,000, to deserving students. Additionally, there were 13 awards, totaling $13,000, made from the James L. McCoy Accounting Scholarship Endowment Fund, and three scholarships awarded by the Minority Issues Committee.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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