Patrick Dickson of Mount Olive was awarded a scholarship from the Education Foundation of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dickson is a senior accounting major at William Carey University; he has a 4.40 GPA in accounting and a 3.30 GPA overall. He is a member of the WCU golf team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and participates in intramural sports.
College juniors, seniors and grad students representing 11 Mississippi institutions applied for the scholarships, which required submitted essays, transcripts, and resumes. Scholarships worth $2,250 each were awarded to 16 students.
Founded in 1970, the foundation seeks to promote accounting education in Mississippi colleges and universities by helping students pursue a CPA career.