2019 Scholarship Extravaganza



Saturday, May 4, 2019

Marriott Marquis Downtown Houston


2019 Scholarship Extravaganza Photos


Thank you to everyone who made our 2019 Extravaganza a success. We raised over $245,000 for both our scholarship and CPAs Helping Schools programs.


The Scholarship Extravaganza has raised over $1,500,000 since 2006 for Houston-area accounting students. The Houston TSCPA Foundation began raising money for scholarships when the Texas State Board implemented a requirement that all CPA candidates must complete 150 hours of education prior to sitting for the exam. In order to obtain the hours needed, students typically must attend a 5th year of college to meet the requirements and the Foundation wanted to help students who may be unable to financially absorb this expense with their costs.


The percentage of accounting students sitting for the exam and becoming licensed CPAs has declined in recent years, creating a shortage of CPAs for firms and companies. There are more accounting graduates but a smaller percentage taking the next step to become a CPA. We hope to encourage more of our Houston area accounting students to finish the educational requirements and finish achieving their license. 


Funds raised also benefit CPAs Helping Schools. This program provides funding to local districts for educational projects, emphasizing aid to economically disadvantaged schools and volunteers participate in career day presentations at local schools. Since 2002, CPAs Helping Schools has reviewed over 600 grant applications, awarding funding in excess of $550,000 to over 200 schools in 35 local districts, private, parochial schools and nonprofit educational organizations. Learn more here.


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Book your hotel room at our group discount rate here.

Each year we honor local CPAs who have deeply impacted the accounting profession. We are proud to announce our 2019 honoree is Stephen McEachern, CPA. 

CPA Helping Schools Grant Recipient 

Students from Beta Academy received xylophones for their music department. 

2006 Scholarship Recipient

Watch 2006 Scholarship Recipient Rubik Yeriazarian​,CPA's story on how the funds from the Scholarship Extravaganza helped him.

2010 Scholarship Recipient

Watch 2010 Scholarship Recipient Stephanie McCasland, CPA's story on how the funds raised from the Scholarship Extravaganza helped her.


Thank You Sponsors!

Summa cum Laude $20,000

Fitts Roberts, Kolkhorst & Co., P.C.

Magna Cum Laude $10,000

Ernst & YoungRSM/Carol & John Warley/KPMG Foundation

Cum Laude $5,000

BKD CPAs & AdvisorsGoodman Financial CorporationKPMG LLPSiegfried Group
Briggs & Veselka Co. Grant Thornton LLP Mohan Kuruvilla & Serena MalhotraWiley Foundation
Doeren Mayhew

Houston Baptist University

David & Lisa Pitts

Reed & Janet Wood

Main Street CapitalKelly & Jennifer HunterPwC 

Chancellor’s List $3,000

Amegy BankFrierson Sola Simonton & KutacPKFSusan Sample
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, PC Fred and Mabel Parks FoundationRoberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PCWG Consulting