Why I Give
Franklin Funes, management major, has responsibilities that many don’t consider when they think of typical undergraduate students. In addition to his role as a student, Funes works full-time, and is a husband and father. He’s also a first generation college student, and recipient of the GOV Services, INC. Scholarship. “From the bottom of my heart I want to thank the scholarship donors for their commitment to us scholarship recipients. I hope that one day very soon I will be able to give back and become a scholarship donor myself so that I may also give someone the chance I had.” Read more about Franklin.
Karen Crosswhite, a Master of Science in Accounting student at the George Mason University School of Business, is the first student to receive the Shrivastava GovCon Scholarship. Crosswhite is also the founder of BAS Accounting Services, a small Certified Public Accountant firm located in Ashburn, Va. “The Shrivastava GovCon Scholarship award will help me to both accelerate my goal of completing my master’s program and to expedite the objectives for running BAS Accounting Services," she says. Read more about Karen.
Courtney Burchett, an accounting junior, describes herself as a go-getter. The full-time student from Richmond, Virginia works four part-time jobs, both on and off campus, and volunteers and leads student organizations. She also still manages to pursue internships in the accounting field each summer. Burchett is the 2018-19 recipient of the Altman/Alire Scholarship and Anzilotti Endowed Scholarship. She was previously awarded the James R. Beer Scholarship in 2017-18. Read more about Courtney.
Tyler Tep, a junior majoring in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), wants to run his own business one day. He was the 2018-19 recipient of EagleBank’s Entrepreneurship Scholarship. He plans to graduate in spring 2020. He is interested in working in the consulting or tech industry full-time, while he can “test the waters” for starting his own company. Read more about Tyler.
Sarah Klotz always wanted to travel to Australia, and thought the perfect opportunity to do so would be as a student studying at Griffith University in South East Queensland. Klotz saved money for her travels, but found it wouldn’t cover all of her expenses. The senior is a Dean’s Marketing Scholar, and was able to use her scholarship to cover her study abroad deposit and tuition. She's graduating in spring 2019. Read more about Sarah.
Abiral Pandey, finance major, spent 10 weeks of his summer break in Florida interning with the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) TOUR. Pandey worked as a corporate finance and accounting intern for the professional sports organization. He was responsible for designing performance analysis reports for senior management and reviewing legal contracts to ensure they were in compliance with the new revenue recognition standard. “School of Business Career Services helped me tremendously. Kaleb and Juliann went over my resume numerous times and helped me prepare for my interviews. If any student is applying for an internship, I strongly recommend stopping by Career Services,” he said. Read more about Abiral.