United States

RSM US Foundation Awards 10 Students with Scholarships Toward Tuition

Power Your Education program helps builds tomorrow’s business leaders



RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market –  is pleased to announce it has selected 10 students to receive scholarships toward their 2020/2021 tuition through the RSM US Foundation's national scholarship program: Power Your Education. Additionally, each student earned an invitation to RSM’s competitive Pathways Summer Leadership Program.

The winners were selected based on a number of core criteria, including: a short answer describing something that makes them unique; pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in business or technology; and a 30-second video response to the question: “What does RSM’s brand promise – the Power of Being Understood – mean to you?” Judges assessed the essays based on creativity, quality of writing and reflection of the applicant’s individuality, and the degree to which each video submission reflected RSM’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship.

Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their business or technology related undergraduate degree (for a total of $100,000 in scholarships). This year’s scholarship winners are:

Note: You can view each recipient's submission video by clicking on his/her name below.




Kent Broadbent

Brigham Young University

Information Systems

Danielle Choi

The University of Texas at Dallas

Information Technology and Systems

Michael DiNuto

Arizona State University


Faith Goh

San Diego State University


Timothy Lau

University of Southern California

Accounting and Business Administration

Zainab Lotia

University of Houston

Management Information Systems

Mary Clare Neisess

University of Maryland College Park

Business Undecided

Crystal Point Dujour

Florida Atlantic University


Alex Riccio

University of Tampa


Sarah Suber

Florida State University


“It’s an honor to continue our Power Your Education program for the fourth straight year,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer and chairperson of the RSM US Foundation. “It means a lot to the RSM US Foundation to be able to help these talented and promising students on their educational journeys, and to make a difference for the next generation of business leaders.”

Additional ways that RSM and the RSM US Foundation support the local communities where the firm operates include:

  • Volunteer Week – Since 2010, RSM employees have taken time away from the office to help others through a coordinated firm-wide Volunteer Day. RSM’s day of giving back has grown so much that in 2019, the firm decided to expand it to an entire week to maximize the volunteer impact on our communities. While RSM’s people regularly give back to their local communities, RSM Volunteer Week represents part of our firm’s commitment to the communities where our people work and live.
  • Birdies Fore Love – Making an impact in the communities where we live and work is one of RSM’s greatest triumphs. Through Birdies Fore Love, our caring professionals go above and beyond to support children and families across the nation. Birdies Fore Love (BFL) is RSM’s charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, an event on the PGA TOUR which RSM title sponsors. Each year, RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charitable organizations aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic. These efforts are supported by matching donations from the RSM US Foundation.

To learn more about the RSM US Foundation, visit RSM’s website.

About the RSM US Foundation
In 2014, RSM laid the footings of a giving strategy designed to be compelling to our people, our clients and our markets, while enhancing our longstanding support of the communities where our employees live and work. The result is the RSM US Foundation. A tax-exempt public charity, our firm’s foundation is dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market leaders by enhancing educational outcomes through programs to help individuals develop career paths to become entrepreneurs or middle market business leaders, and to supporting organizations committed to providing stable environments for youth in the areas of hunger, housing and health, thereby helping them excel in education.

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 48,000 people across 120 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.