GRF Announces Recipients of Inaugural Diversity Matters Scholarship

Bethesda, MD, November 2022 – GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the GRF Diversity Matters Scholarship. The scholarship was established this year to encourage more people of color to enter the accounting profession. The program provides financial assistance to sophomore, junior, and senior students enrolled in an accredited accounting program.

“Diverse representation in the accounting profession is important to GRF,” said Trevor Williams, CPA, GRF’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). “The GRF Diversity Matters scholarship provides needed funding to talented and deserving people of color pursuing a degree in accounting. This funding bridges the gap for those who may not have access to education without assistance from their community.”

2022 GRF Diversity Matters Scholarship Recipients
University of Maryland Eastern Shore:
– Shawn Smith
– Da Park

Loyola University:
– Angele Velasco
– Moises Zelaya
– Nicole Codorlupo
– Ronnie Gruseck

Bowie State University:
– Ibiyemi James
– Rocky Aliping, Jr.

To support the student’s pursuit of a future career in public accounting, the $1,000 award will be issued for the Spring 2023 semester and made payable directly to the recipient. The award must be used for “Cost of Attendance” – costs to obtain a degree including books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, computer purchases and miscellaneous expenses, allowance for childcare or other dependent care, costs related to a disability, and reasonable costs for eligible study-abroad programs.