Making a Difference award
This award is to recognize contributions made by a society member, in such areas as community service, education, or the CPA association. The award may recognize contributions in one or more of these three areas. More than one award may be presented in a given year. A recipients must be a CPA and a Society member. Nomination due by July 31. Application
Prior to 2009, three separate awards were available. Recipients are listed below.
This award recognizes
long-standing Society participation. The recipient must be a CPA and
retired (not employed full time, and 60 or older). Generally the award
will be presented to a CPA who has been actively involved over a number
of years. To nominate or apply for life membership, simply prepare a
brief recommendation letter and email it to the Society office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations due May 15.
Oliver Eide, 1978
Ludwick Kulas, 1995
Paul Drees, 2011
The Society recognizes members at various membership milestones. Certificates are awarded for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 years of continuous membership.
The recipient is to be a
Society member or affiliate, who intends to write the CPA Exam and
become a CPA. Applicants are to provide a narrative about why they are
pursuing the CPA credential (less than 150 words). Applicants should
apply online, and they are to have completed Intermediate Accounting by
application time. Click here to apply.
In the past, an award was presented under the name of Roy Janz, one of the State’s first CPAs, with certificate number 18, granted in 1925. Mr. Janz served as President of the CPA Society from 1948 to 1949. In recent years, the award has become the Board of Directors Scholarship, and been expanded to 5 yearly awards. The CPA Society has about 1800 members, and provides various services to the CPA profession.
CPA Exam PerformanceThese awards recognize strong results on the CPA Exam. The awards are to be presented to the 3 candidates with the highest composite Exam scores, provided they pass all four parts on their first attempt, within the 18 month conditioning period. To be eligible, an individual must be a North Dakota exam candidate, a graduate of a ND or border city college, and have completed the Exam during the last year prior to Convention (ending with the most recent April/May window). Staff selects the recipients based on the award criteria.