What is the Educational Trust Fund?

The CTCPA's Educational Trust Fund helps tomorrow's CPAs today by providing scholarships and grants to accounting students at Connecticut high schools, colleges, and universities. You can read the Educational Trust Fund Declaration of Trust here.

Who provides the financial support?

Each September, the CTCPA hosts a golf tournament with proceeds benefitting the Educational Trust Fund. Many of the 6,000 members of the CTCPA also choose to make individual contributions in the spirit of promoting the future of the accounting profession.


Who decides which applicants are awarded scholarships?

The Educational Trust Fund is administered by five trustees:

Michael F. Ganino,CPA, CFE Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala
Kevin O'Keefe WEX Health
Katherine M. Patnaude,CPA PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
Noelle A. Taddei,CPA Post University
Pamela Q. Weaver,CPA Pamela Q. Weaver, CPA

How much money is handed out?

The Educational Trust Fund hands out nearly $50,000 in scholarships every year. Thanks to a scholarship revamp in 2016, a college student may be awarded up to $16,500 in scholarships over the course of his or her college career! 

How can I get a scholarship?

Scholarship applications are available online; deadlines and criteria vary for each scholarship.

How can I help the Educational Trust Fund?

  1. You can send a check made payable to the Educational Trust Fund to the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, 716 Brook St., Ste. 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
  2. Participate in the annual golf tournament as a golfer or a sponsor. You can also donate a prize for the raffle!
  3. Get your whole firm involved - support the Educational Trust Fund with a "Jeans for Educational Trust Fund" campaign.
  4. Name the Educational Trust Fund as a beneficiary in your will - think of it as a way to remember your profession, the livelihood that ultimately afforded you success, stature, and fulfillment.

Where can I learn more?

Questions? Contact Staff Liaison Alicia Strong at alicias@ctcpas.org or 860-258-0217.