Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), today announced a scholarship program created in honor of the organization’s founder. The Newton D. Becker Scholarship program will award more than $200,000 in financial assistance including 20 full CPA Exam Review scholarships, each valued at $3,300, and additional scholarships ranging from $800 to $1,600.
Newton Becker, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, founded the organization in 1957 and created an innovative approach to prepare candidates for the CPA Exam. Helping students fulfill their dreams of earning the CPA credential was important to Newton, as he himself initially struggled to pass the exam.
“We are pleased to pay tribute to Newt by offering this scholarship program,” said John Roselli, president of Becker Professional Education. “The students who will be selected are a reflection of the qualities that Newt embodied – leadership, dedication and the drive for success in their careers.”
Scholarship applications can be submitted through Feb. 13, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified on Mar. 27, 2013. Those interested in submitting an application must meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment in Becker’s CPA Exam Review, demonstrate a financial need and meet other application requirements.To apply, get more information about the Newton Becker Scholarship Program or to receive additional information about Becker Professional Education please visit www.becker.com/beckerscholarship or call 1-877-CPA-EXAM. About Becker Professional Education Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance, project management, and healthcare professions. Nearly half a million professionals have advanced their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA ® Exam preparation, PMP ® Exam Review, USMLE ® Exam Review, COMLEX ® Exam Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its more than 50 year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world. For more about Becker Professional Education, please visit www.becker.com. ACCA is a trademark owned by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. PMP is a registered trademark of Project Management Institute, Inc. USMLE is a registered trademark of National Board of Medical Examiners. COMLEX is a registered trademark of National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. None of the aforementioned entities sponsors, endorses, or supports Becker Professional Education in any manner.