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North Dakota CPA Society Foundation

The Society Foundation is a 501-C-3 entity, which makes scholarship awards available to accounting students enrolled at eight area colleges. The Foundation originally bore the name of R.D. Koppenhaver, who was chair of the UND Accounting Department for many years, and served as secretary/treasurer of the CPA Society until 1980.

To apply for a scholarship, students should contact the chair of their accounting department.

Scholarships Available

R.D. Koppenhaver Exam Scholarships

Recipients must be enrolled at a state or border city college (one of the eight funded by the Foundation), planning to write the CPA exam within the following 12 months, and be a well-rounded individual (strong grades, plus involved in extra- curricular activity). The award is $500 and a certificate. This award is presented at least once each year at all eight schools in our program.

Eldon Reinke Scholarship

The award is to be presented in the spring to an accounting major who is a second semester junior or higher at the time of the award. The award is $500 and a certificate. The award rotates among the eight participating schools in our program. Eldon Reinke served as Society president, in addition to serving on the Taxation, Governmental Accounting, Long-range Planning and Nominations committees and the Special Task Force. He worked with the Eide Helmeke public accounting firm in Bismarck, ND, and left a contribution to the Foundation through his estate.

Bullinger Family Foundation Scholarship

One or more scholarships are awarded annually. The recipient must be enrolled at a state or border city college, planning to write the CPA exam within the following 12 months, and be a well- rounded individual (strong grades, plus involved in extra-curricular activity). The U.S. Seamless company is headed by Mike Bullinger, president of the CPA Society from 1988-1989.

Baldwin & Shirley Martz Scholarship

The award is to be based on a recommendation from the accounting department leader at Minot State University, who should take the following items into account:

1. The recipient should be of junior rank (or possibly sophomore in unusual circumstances)
2. The recipient should be pursuing a major in accounting
3. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.00
4. The award is to be based on academics, not financial need
5. Citizenship values may be considered.

The awards are a $500 scholarship.
The Baldwin and Shirley Martz Scholarship Fund was created in 2000.

Other Scholarships

Various other named scholarships are provided through the Foundation.

Foundation Patrons

An individual patron category is available for those who contribute $50 or more to the Foundation in a calendar year. A firm patron category is available for firms that contribute $250 in a calendar year.

Foundation Trustees 

  • Dee Ann Ellingson, Grand Forks, Associate Professor at UND
  • Bethany Stockdill, Bismarck
  • David Rygh, Fargo, Eide Bailly LLP

Direct inquiries and contributions to:

NDCPAS Foundation
3325 S Washington Street Suite B2
Grand Forks ND 58201
Phone: 701-775-7111
Toll Free 877-637-2727
Email mail@ndcpas.org

Board Of Directors Scholarship

The CPA Society offers a $1000 "Board of Directors" scholarship. DETAILS


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3325 S Washington Street
Suite B2
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Contact Us: 

 (701) 775-7111
or (877) 637-2727
Email: mail@ndcpas.org

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