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Franklin University Student Awarded Ohio CPA Scholarship

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults in Central Ohio,congratulates Raed Yaish, a current student in Franklin’s Accounting and Financial Management majors, for being named an Ohio CPA Foundation Scholarship Day winner during this year’s annual Scholarship Day event.

The 11th annual Scholarship Day, hosted by the Ohio CPA (OSCPA) Foundation for six of Ohio’s leading accounting students, brings outstanding accounting students together with OSCPA members for a day of high-stakes competition, networking, and fun.  Candidates in the annual event compete for a $3,000 scholarship award and recognition as the Foundation’s top scholarship recipient, as well as selection to represent their region at the statewide competition.  Students in this year’s competition represented Ashland University, Case Western Reserve University, Franklin University, Miami University, University of Dayton, and Xavier University.

During Scholarship Day, candidates meet with OSCPA members who serve as judges to assess individual understanding of issues affecting the CPA profession.  The students are questioned during eight fast-paced individual and one panel interview.

Because the candidates were so impressive, the judges decided to award a second place scholarship of $1,500 to Yaish.

All scholarships awarded by the Ohio CPA Foundation will be directed to the recipient’s university and applied to their fall 2011 tuition and fees. 

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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