2013 E. Roman Jones Memorial Scholarship
As part of its academic relations program, the Cincinnati Chapter of the IIA offers an annual scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to help promote the internal audit profession by offering a scholarship to a college student in the Cincinnati metropolitan area who is considering internal audit as a career choice.
In 2011, the scholarship was named the “E. Roman Jones Memorial Scholarship” in memory of E. Roman Jones, a former officer in the Cincinnati Chapter of the IIA and employee at Grant Thornton LLP. The $1,000, non-renewable scholarship is co-funded by the Cincinnati Chapter of the IIA and Grant Thornton LLP.
To be eligible, a student must:
· Be a junior, senior or graduate student attending an accredited university or college in the Cincinnati metropolitan area;
· Have a declared major of accounting, management information systems or other business-related field;
· Be considering a career in internal auditing;
· Be maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a non-4.0 scale); and
· Demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular college/university activities and/or the community.
Application and Selection Processes
To be considered, each applicant must perform the following:
· Complete and submit the E. Roman Jones Memorial College Scholarship Program Application;
· Write and submit an essay of no more than one page which outlines why the applicant is considering internal auditing as a potential career choice; and
· Submit an official transcript from their college or university.
A selection committee, comprised of representatives from the Cincinnati Chapter of the IIA and Grant Thornton LLP, review the applicants and select the recipient.
Congratulations to Katelyn Fauble, who was selected as the recipient of the 2013 E. Roman Jones Memorial Scholarship. Katelyn is an accountancy major at Miami University with an expected graduation date of May 2014. Katelyn, along with her guest, Dr. Anne Farrell, a faculty member at Miami University, attended the October 2013 Cincinnati Chapter of the IIA monthly meeting to be recognized for this terrific accomplishment.