Larry Webster and CCSU Scholarships

At our November 2015 chapter meeting, Dick Kochanek presented the Larry Webster Scholarship to two students from UCONN:

Kelly Lewis and Ashley Uliasz

The scholarship honors Larry Webster who was president of the Hartford Chapter at the time of his death in 1963. Larry was also a Professor of Accounting at UCONN.


The Larry Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1963. Larry was president of the Hartford Chapter at the time of his death in 1963.

A Professor of Accounting at the University of Connecticut, Larry devoted much of his time to the Hartford chapter serving as an officer and director in various capacities.

Each Fall our Director of Educational Projects and Professional Development contacts Professor Richard Kochanek of the University of Connecticut to receive the name of a deserving University of Connecticut student for the scholarship based upon grades, character, and participation in outside activities.

University of Connecticut makes the decision and the recipient and the Chairman of UCONN's Accounting Department come to one of our meetings where the student receives the presentation.

This scholarship fund is supported by income from the monthly meeting raffles and voluntary contributions by individual members.

Two students were awarded scholarships for 2012-2013.  The recipients were April Rollett and Rebecca Curtis.


CCSU Scholarship Awarded:
The 23rd presentation of our CCSU Scholarship will be awarded to Jackson Karzar, an accounting major graduating Dec 2016.

The Hartford Chapter's Board of Directors established the Central Connecticut State University Scholarship Fund in 1992. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to qualified, deserving CCSU students majoring in Accounting or Finance and to promote the accounting profession and professional development. The scholarship program is funded through the special fund raising events and donations from members and corporations.

Each year, the Board of Directors select a Scholarship Committee of three members who will be responsible for organizing fund raising activities, receiving the scholarship applications, interviewing eligible candidates, selecting the scholarship recipient(s), and making the scholarship presentation. A plaque listing the previous scholarship winners is displayed at Central Connecticut State University.

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration for the scholarship:

§ must be considered a full-time student (12 credit hours)
§ must reside within the Hartford Chapter area
§ must be entering their Junior or Senior year
§ must be majoring in either Accounting or Finance
§ must be recommended by an accounting professor in writing
§ must not be a previous winner of the scholarship
§ must complete the application requirements