Each year, the Tennessee Society of CPA’s chooses the top senior accounting student in each state to award a scholarship. This year, Belmont student Lucia Clendenin was the recipient of this prestigious scholarship for the state of Tennessee. A senior accounting major with a music business minor, Clendenin plans to graduate this December.
Clendenin thanked her two professors, Associate Professor of Finance Dr. John Gonas and Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Delwyn DeVries, for writing her letters of recommendation as she applied for this scholarship. Clendenin said that receiving this scholarship gives her the opportunity to focus more on her academics rather than the cost of school. “It also feels great for my work in and out of the classroom to be recognized by such a great organization,” she added.
With the help of this scholarship, Clendenin plans to continue learning and receive her master’s in accounting post-graduation this December. Currently, she has accepted an audit internship with Crowe, a public accounting firm in New York City, New York.