Illinois Wesleyan Student Receives CPA Society Scholarship

January 12, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Junior accounting major Jeffrey Marinier of Munster, Ind. has been awarded the Illinois Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society scholarship and will begin interning with Ernst and Young this spring.

Marinier was made aware of this scholarship opportunity by Gerald Olson, professor of accounting at Illinois Wesleyan. Marinier decided to pursue the program because it seemed to be tailored to his specific career choices.

“The scholarship was created for individuals planning to sit for the CPA exam their final year of college and that has been my goal since my first year at the university,” said Marinier.

Marinier completed the application process, which included submitting a resume, a transcript, detailed financial information, two personal statements and two letters of recommendation written by David Willis, associate professor of business administration, and Warren Kistner, director of the Hart Career Center.

At Ernst and Young in Chicago, Ill., Marinier’s internship will include assurance and auditing. He will meet with clients, verifying their financial statements. “I’m excited that I will have the opportunity to apply my classroom experience to the real world,” said Marinier.

For additional information, contact the University Communications Office at or 556-3181.

Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181