Newton D. Becker scholarship program provides over $250,000 in financial assistance

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Apr. 7, 2015 – Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Education Group, today announced the recipients of its annual Newton D. Becker 2015 scholarship program. This year, more than 120 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates will receive either a full or partial Becker CPA Exam Review scholarship.

Since its inception three years ago, the Newton D. Becker scholarship program has awarded more than $750,000 in financial assistance to students and accounting professionals aspiring to earn the CPA credential. The program was created to continue the legacy of Becker Professional Education’s founder, who passed away in 2012. Newt Becker founded the organization in 1957 and pioneered a new approach to prepare candidates for the CPA Exam, a test that Becker himself had initially struggled to pass.

“We are honored to recognize this year’s recipients of the Newton D. Becker scholarship program,” said Timothy McClinton, vice president of U.S. Accounting at Becker Professional Education. “These students embody the spirit and integrity exemplified by our founder, and we are excited to be able to help these bright individuals succeed in their pursuit of a CPA credential.”

To qualify, applicants had to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam at the time of enrollment and demonstrate financial need, high moral character, leadership and commitment to community service.

“The Newton D. Becker Scholarship allows me to focus completely on passing the CPA Exam, positioning me to springboard into a new career as a 49 year-old single mom,” said Holly Doherty, a 2015 full scholarship recipient. “Until now, I worried about how to make this happen financially. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I don’t need to do this the hard way. I will pass the exam and continue to grow as a CPA and as a human being, always mindful to give back.”

For additional information, visit: www.becker.com/scholarships.

About Becker Professional Education

Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Education Group, is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Nearly half a million professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its more than 50-year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world. For more information about Becker Professional Education, visit www.becker.com or call 1-877-CPA-EXAM.