ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) today announces the winners of the Simpson Scholarship for 2010. The five scholarship winners from Bahrain, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, and Vietnam will all now receive extensive support to complete their ACCA studies.
Reflecting on this year’s competition, the judging panel noted that the winners “were able to convey a real sense of how winning the scholarship would change their lives. Winners also conveyed a sense of their self and personality, and a purpose to fulfil their potential.”
This year’s successful students are: Michelle Olinda D’Souza from Bahrain; Adeeso Adetoye from Nigeria; Muhammad Ali Sheikh from Pakistan; Natasha Singhal from Singapore; and Pham Thanh Huyen from Vietnam.
The winners will receive funding from the scholarship to pay for their ACCA examination and student/affiliate registration fees for five years or up until they become members. As an added bonus, ACCA’s official publishers – Kaplan Publishing and BPP Learning Media – have kindly agreed to provide our scholarship winners with a set of learning materials for each ACCA paper they are studying.
Available in its current format since 2008, the Simpson Scholarship was made possible by an endowment by ACCA Fellow, Muriel Simpson. Ms Simpson’s wishes stated that, the scholarship exists to reward ACCA students who have proven themselves to be of sufficient merit and distinction in ACCA examinations to date. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants had to have reached the highest standards in the ACCA examinations they had sat so far, as well as submit a 1000-word essay on how the scholarship would help them reach their full potential.
“Choosing a winner from this year’s applicants was as an unenviable a task as ever,” says Laurie Gillow, ACCA’s Executive Director of Markets. “The final shortlist was of an exceptionally high quality and the difficulty in choosing winners is testament to the hard work of all those that applied. Each of our winners embodies the ACCA values of integrity and opportunity; it is an honour to award the scholarship to students that have worked so hard. I know they will make full use of the support now available to them.”