Power Your Education Scholarships


RSM has a long history of giving back to the 90 communities nationwide where its 9,000+ employees live and work. This year, the RSM US Foundation launched a new national scholarship program – Power Your Education – designed to build the middle market business leaders of tomorrow.

The RSM US Foundation recently granted $100,000 in scholarships to 10 student ($10,000 each) for the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition to scholarships, each student received an invitation to participate in RSM's externship (Pathways) program.

Applicants were asked to submit a 30-second video on what the Power of Being Understood® means to them as well as answer the question: what makes you unique? Submissions were judged based on alignment with the firm’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship.

Congratulations to our 2017 class of winners:

Fatima Bartool
Accounting major at California State University, Northridge
Watch Fatima’s video submission

“I am a trilingual henna and make-up artist. I am also a baker and love glass painting.”

  Stephanie Charen
  Accounting and Finance major at Arizona State University
  Watch Stephanie’s video submission

“Something that makes me unique is my passion for exploration. I love being able to see, learn, and appreciate new things because it allows me to have a perspective on life that many others do not.”

Jesus Juarez
Accounting major at University of Houston
Watch Jesus’ video submission

“What makes me unique is my aspiration in life: to help others grow. I believe the best way to find out who you are is through losing yourself in serving others. This is my passion; service above self.”

  Lydia Mammen
  Accounting major at University of Houston
  Watch Lydia’s video submission

“Something I consider unique is that I've had the privilege to learn and grow in different contexts. What makes me unique are the experiences that have strengthened, chiseled, and formed my character.”

  Suede Mora
  Business management major at Texas A&M University
  Watch Suede’s video submission

“My unwavering want to help others has by far defined my personal brand ever since I was given the blessing of a better life by moving to Texas. I seek to teach and grow others while challenging myself.”

  Katherine Ryan
  Finance and political science major at Binghamton University
  Watch Katherine’s video submission

“I love jumping outside of my comfort zone; doing so has helped me grow as a person. That is why I strike up conversations with strangers, travel to foreign countries, and try to learn wherever I go."

  Harrison Schodt
  Accounting and music major at East Carolina University
  Watch Harrison’s video submission

“Interestingly enough, I am studying Accounting/Music at the same time! What a combination! In the international world of business, being fluent in the universal language of music will come in handy!”

  Taylor Sledz
  Marketing and supply chain management major
  at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Watch Taylor’s video submission

“I have 8 wisdom teeth!  Almost every night at college, I call my younger sister to help tutor her in math, and we both joke that I can never get them pulled out of fear that I will lose my wisdom!”

   Andrew Stearns
  Business administration – accounting major
  at University of Washington, Seattle
  Watch Andrew’s video submission

“I'm an accounting student who gets out of his comfort zone by stage managing musicals, sound improvising for comedy shows, and acting as a country in model UN—plus I make very customized excel sheets.”

  Meagan Vincent
  Accounting and Spanish major at the University of Alabama
  Watch Meagan’s video submission

“I have the ability to connect with all people regardless of age and ethnicity. As a Spanish speaker and ESL tutor, I've developed an understanding of different cultures, and I teach all ages.”

Follow RSM on social media to learn more about this year’s winners. 

Read the news release for more details. More information on the program is available in the full terms and conditions. Email with questions.

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Grant Requests

The RSM US Foundation is focused on supporting current programs, including Dollars for Doers, RSM’s Birdies Fore Love and RSM Volunteer Day. We are not accepting grant requests outside these programs at this time.

Contact for media only:

Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations
Phone: 980.233.4710