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Endowments & Named Scholarships

The Washington CPA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation committed to ensuring that Washington’s diverse communities have awareness of and access to both high quality accounting education and the resources required to make sound financial decisions.

In order to make our vision a reality, the Foundation funds education and research in the field of accountancy, scholarships for accounting students, programs designed to improve accounting education and expand knowledge within the profession, and initiatives designed to improve the public’s skills in personal financial management. View current recipients of these scholarships here.

Donors to the Washington CPA Foundation are primarily CPAs in Washington State, their employers and families.

Endowments/Memorial Scholarships

Leave a legacy, memorialize a loved one, support the future - these are a few reasons typically stated for creating an endowment for future scholarships.  Through the Washington CPA Foundation, you can create your own endowment, or support one that is already established. 

The Washington CPA Foundation currently has two memorial scholarships. 

  • The Roy J. Polley Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The George Waterman Scholarship Fund

To learn about creating an endowment, or for general questions about the Washington CPA Foundation, please contact Monette Anderson, Executive Director of the Washington CPA Foundation at foundation@wscpa.org.

Named Scholarships 

The Foundation is seeking to significantly expand accounting scholarships for undergraduates by offering donors the opportunity to name their own scholarship.

There are currently a number of named scholarships in the Washington CPA Foundation scholarship program.

  • CLA Accounting Scholarship
  • Clark Nuber Accounting Scholarship
  • EY Accounting Scholarship
  • George J. Waterman Memorial Scholarship
  • KPMG Accounting Scholarship
  • Matt DesVoigne Accounting Scholarship
  • Moss Adams LLP Accounting Scholarship
  • PwC Accounting Scholarship
  • Rich Jones Accounting Scholarship by Deloitte
  • Roy J. Polley Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Sambataro Family Foundation Accounting Scholarship
  • Shimer Family Foundation Scholarship
  • TrueBlue Accounting Scholarship

Add to the List of Named Scholarships
The Washington CPA Foundation is looking for individuals, firms, or companies to help finance a deserving student’s education by contributing $5,000 or more to be granted as a Named Scholarship.  Your contribution may be done annually or, should you desire, as a multi-year commitment.

Named Scholarships Benefits
When you make a difference for the future of the accounting profession, you will find many personal benefits: 

  • You may name the scholarship what you like, whether it's after an individual, in memory of a special person, or a foundation, firm or company name.
  • You can create a connection with the student (in person at time of award or an event, or by email).
  • You will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you are assisting a future accounting professional pursue a meaningful career.
  • You will be recognized on the WSCPA website for your named scholarship.
  • You will be recognized at the annual Washington CPA Foundation Reception in print and by announcement.
  • You will be recognized in the WashingtonCPA magazine (with a circulation of 6,000).

For more information about this opportunity, contact Monette Anderson, Executive Director of the Washington CPA Foundation at foundation@wscpa.org.