Citrin Cooperman Awards Scholarship To Philadelphia High School Student
Accounting firm recognizes Philadelphia-area student with $1,000 scholarship.
- Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) August 04, 2010 - Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, a leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm, recently announced the high school senior recipients of their 5th Annual Citrin Cooperman High School Accounting/Business Student Grants. The program provides annual grants of $1,000 to students near the firm's offices in Philadelphia, White Plains, N.Y., New York City, and Springfield, N.J.
One of the eight scholarship recipients, Cathiana Laguerre-Joseph, hails from Philadelphia. The 17-year-old graduated from Martin Luther King High School in June 2010 and plans to use the scholarship to attend Temple University in the fall. She will receive $1,000 per year for a total of $4,000.
In its fifth year, Citrin Cooperman's college grant program awards scholarships based on academic achievement and a strong desire to pursue a career in the accounting or business field. In order to continue to receive the grant, the students must be enrolled in college, take at least 12 credits each semester, and maintain a 2.75 GPA. Students are interviewed and chosen by the firm's scholarship committees in its Philadelphia, Manhattan, White Plains, and New Jersey offices.
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP was co-founded in 1979 by Philadelphia native, Joel Cooperman and his colleague Niles Citrin, both fledgling accountants and entrepreneurs at the time. Today, the top 31 mid-size firm provides full-service accounting, tax and consulting solutions to businesses of all sizes. Citrin Cooperman specializes in helping entrepreneurs reach their business goals and prides itself on providing individualized attention, high quality services and proactive solutions at competitive rates. The firm has grown from an $18 million firm in 2000 to a more than an $82 million practice in 2009 and has been able to recruit and retain top talent. Recently ranked among the best places to work by Accounting Today, a leading industry magazine, Citrin Cooperman has offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. For more information, go to www.citrincooperman.com.