Faith Marshall, a 2019 graduate of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, has received the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Two-Year Transfer Scholarship. She is one of only 25 students nationwide to receive the $5,000 award.
Marshall, of Vicksburg, plans on majoring in accounting at The University of Mississippi. She will also receive a Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarship.
“I applied for the AICPA scholarship, which was a very intense process,” she said. “It required essays and numerous letters of recommendation. I was so thrilled when I found out that I received it.”
Marshall, who attended the Perkinston Campus, said she chose MGCCC because it was not too close to home and was near the Gulf Coast. “It has been a wonderful experience for me,” she said. “It’s like a family at the Perkinston Campus, and my instructors have been awesome. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time here and look forward to great adventures at the university.”
Marshall was very active on campus, participating in numerous organizations. She was named to the Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, the Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame and Order of the Golden Key, and received the Phi Theta Kappa Appreciation Officer Award.
Additionally, Marshall was the first intern in the college’s District Business Office. “I have definitely learned a lot from working in the Business Office as far as accounting procedures and finance,” she said. “I’m also working on lining up another internship this summer. It’s a great way to gain experience while you are still in college.”
The AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer award was established in 2013 to recognize the diverse paths students take to become CPA professionals. The award provides financial assistance to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field.