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Power of Inclusion Scholarship in Honor of Richard Caturano



Sharing the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace and workforce

The RSM US Foundation will again award two students with $10,000 Power of Inclusion scholarships and invitations to participate in RSM's Pathways Summer Leadership Program.

The Power of Inclusion Scholarship in Honor of Richard Caturano was created to support students from underrepresented populations pursuing an education in accounting, business or technology. The scholarship is named for RSM's first chief diversity officer, Rich Caturano. 

Rich served as the 100th chair of the American Institute of CPAs and helped establish the organization's National Commission of Diversity and Inclusion. As the chair of the AICPA, Rich inspired CPA firms across the country to add diversity and inclusion as a top strategic priority and has personally delivered the message of diversity and inclusion to tens of thousands of professionals and business leaders.


  • Monday, Jan. 11, 2021—application period begins
  • Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Central time)—application period closes
  • April 2021—5 recipients selected and notified
  • June 2021—initial payments made to recipients’ universities for 2021/2022 academic year

Who is eligible?

The program is open only to Power Your Education Scholarship applicants who are legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years old as of the date of application. Applicants must be: 

  • Part of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic population, including but not limited to: Black or African American, Hispanic or of Latin descent, Native American, Pacific Islander or Asian American.
  • Two years from final graduation date and full-time employment (typically sophomores on a four-year track and junior on a five-year track).
  • Studying accounting, business or technology in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university located in the 50 states or Washington, D.C.
  • Full-time students in good standing at their college/university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

More on the scholarship

Hear from RSM's first national leader of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion.

Who is not eligible?

Full-time and/or part-time interns, employees, temporary employees, partners, principals, and contractors (and their immediate family members) of RSM US Foundation, RSM US LLP, RSM US Wealth Management LLC, Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC, and their respective affiliated entities are not eligible. 


View the FAQs and full terms and conditions for more information and details on the program.

Email RSMscholarships@rsmus.com with additional questions. 

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