Three of Six South Dakota CPA Society Scholarships Awarded to USD Students

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Three University of South Dakota accounting students were awarded South Dakota Certified Public Accountant Society scholarships, making up half of the total winners for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Seth Rombough, from Miller, South Dakota, was awarded the Accounting Program Completion Scholarship. The $7,500 award is the only one given to a student each academic year who is nearing completion of the 150 hours required to be a qualified CPA exam candidate.

Nicholas Monahan, of Wayne, Nebraska, and Tanner Comp, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, each received $1,000 Accounting Excellence Scholarships. Those are targeted at students who have participated in a variety of activities and display leadership while pursuing a degree in accounting.

“The Beacom School of Business and the accounting program at USD have long been known for offering a high-quality education at an affordable price,” said Thomas Davies, professor and chair of accounting and finance. “As a result, the institution continues to attract students who excel academically and become leaders in campus activities.”

The South Dakota CPA Society provides a variety of benefits for South Dakota accounting students through professional education opportunities, public service projects and other programs aimed to enhance the role CPAs play in the business world.

ABOUT THE BEACOM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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