Surgent Accounting & Financial Education has renamed its college scholarship program after the company’s late vice president, Paul Wiese, who died last year.

Paul Wiese

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New Paul Wiese Bridge Builder Scholarship honors Vice President Surgent and aims to commemorate his contributions to accounting and finance students.

Each spring and winter semester, the selected scholar will receive a $2,500 scholarship—compared to $1,500—as well as a full Surgent Review course for the CPA, CMA, EA, or SIE exam.

“Paul Wiese cared deeply about nurturing the next generation of accounting and finance professionals, and although he left us far too soon, he made a huge impression on the industry which I know will live on. for years,” said Surgent’s executive vice president. Elizabeth Kolar in a statement. “We are honored to rename our scholarship program in memory of Paul.”

Student applicants must be current students at an accredited college or university in the United States; studying towards a degree in accounting or finance; maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA; and submit a copy of their current transcript. Applicants must also submit a video response to answer questions about why they are seeking the scholarship.

Applications for the spring semester scholarship are accepted until April 30. For more information, visit Surgent’s website here.