Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Education Group, today announced its Newton D. Becker 2015 scholarship program, which will award over $225,000* to more than 120 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates. Applicants will have an opportunity to receive one of 20 full CPA Exam Review scholarships valued at $3,393 each or one of 100 scholarships valued at $1,697 each.

Now in its third year, the scholarship program honors Newton D. Becker, who founded Becker Professional Education in 1957 and pioneered a fresh approach to preparing candidates for the CPA Exam. The scholarship program was created to continue his legacy by helping bright, dedicated students and professionals fulfill their dreams of an accounting career by earning the CPA credential.

"The scholarship program is an excellent way to carry on Newton's vision," said Tim McClinton, vice president of U.S. Accounting at Becker Professional Education. "The hard-working students and professionals who receive these scholarships will be able to pursue the gold standard in the profession: the CPA credential."

To qualify, applicants must meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment in Becker's CPA Exam Review; demonstrate financial need; and fulfill other application requirements, including the demonstration of high moral character, leadership and commitment to community service. Applications are due Feb. 2, 2015 and recipients will be notified Feb. 27, 2015. For additional information, and to apply, visit: www.becker.com/scholarships.

*Scholarships will be awarded Feb. 27, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

About Becker Professional Education

Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Nearly half a million professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA ® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP ® Exam Review, USMLE ® 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 information about Becker Professional Education, visit www.becker.com or call 1-877-CPA-EXAM.

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