Business teacher gets grant for accounting program activities

DELAVAN — Jodi Scott, a business education teacher at Delavan-Darien High School, has been awarded a 2016 Accounting Careers Awareness Grant in the amount of $319 from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation, Inc.

Jodi Scott

Jodi Scott

Accounting teachers who participated in the fall 2015 WICPA High School Educators Symposium were offered the opportunity to write proposals about why they should receive funding. Scott was one of 37 teachers to receive a grant.

Scott plans on using the grant money to take Accounting students to UW-Whitewater to participate in their Explore Accounting Day event. Students will be given tours of university’s School of Business in Hyland Hall and see the greater UW-Whitewater campus. Students will participate in mock lectures lead by accounting department faculty. There will be panel discussions with accounting professionals and current UW-Whitewater students, and an interactive breakout session.

It is the tenth year of the Educational Foundation’s grant program. The program recognizes educators who work to make young people more aware of accounting as a career.

“The grants encourage recipients to collaborate with CPAs, parents, schools, universities and community organizations,” said Renee Johnson, WICPA Educational Foundation president. “Grants provide seed money for local needs and encourage lasting innovations that can be shared with other teachers.”

The grants support programs that educate students about the accounting profession, create awareness of the exciting opportunities available within the profession and ensure the advancement and vitality of the profession.

The WICPA is the premier professional organization for Wisconsin CPAs, with nearly 8,000 members working in public accounting, industry, government and education. Like other professionals, certified public accountants are required to obtain additional education, take a rigorous exam and become certified.

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