Boyum Barenscheer Selected to Participate in National Ethnically Diverse Program

Sue Storms

Boyum Barenscheer is proud to announce that we were 1 of 5 firms in the United States chosen to be a cosponsor of the George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship and Internship Program.
This is a program committed to diversity in the accounting profession by promoting internships and scholarships for ethnically diverse students.

Here’s how the program works: After the 5 AICPA Private Companies Practice Section firms are chosen, the AICPA then selects five students to participate in an internship at these cosponsoring firms.  Each intern is also awarded up to $20,000 in scholarship funds to help with their tuition for their final academic year.

Who is George Willie? Mr. Willie is the managing partner at Bert Smith & Co, an accounting firm in Washington, DC and the former chair of the Private Companies Practice Section Executive Committee and the AICPA Minority Initiatives Committee. Throughout his more than 35 years in the accounting industry, Mr. Willie has continually promoted the benefits of accounting careers. This oft-recognized professional has contributed to several organizations in the promotion of scholarships and endowment funds for high-achieving minority students pursing accounting degrees, thus the AICPA named this program in his honor.

“Boyum Barenscheer is honored to be selected for the George Willie Ethnically Diverse Scholarship & Internship Program with the AICPA for 2020-2021”, said Jode Frick Formiller, Director of HR at Boyum Barenscheer. “We place great value on our interns and our Internship Program. Our ongoing goal is to provide opportunities to individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences.  We at Boyum Barenscheer believe as we look to the future, our future will look to be one of increased inclusion, creativity and innovation.”

Boyum Barenscheer looks forward to welcoming and working with our “George Willie Intern” in 2021.


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