Corcentric names Ellie Johnson the winner of the Accounting Software Scholarship
McLean, Va., Aug. 3, 2015 — Corcentric, a provider of cloud-based financial process automation solutions, today announced that it has awarded its annual Accounting Software Scholarship to Ellie Johnson of Virden, IL. Ms. Johnson, a junior majoring in biology at Illinois College, wrote the winning essay addressing the following question posed by Corcentric.
One of the prevailing issues facing so many young adults in the U.S. is the large student debt they carry upon graduating from college. Saving early through 529 plans and Roth IRA’s are just some of the ways to offset a portion of that debt. Consider what you or your parents did or are doing to prepare for your college education. If you were able to advise young students on this issue, what would you advise them to do?
Ms. Johnson’s response, deemed outstanding from the hundreds of applications submitted, provided a unique and programmatic way students and their families should review financing for education. One of Ms. Johnson’s most practical recommendations to potential college students was for having solid employment throughout high school. “Look for job applications in your newspaper and online. Saving money for college teaches responsibility and how to handle and use money wisely and can help offset student loans and student debts by paying some tuition cost before you start the school year,” Johnson recommends.
The Corcentric Accounting Software Scholarship was created to help offset the increasingly heavy cost of college and is open to all currently enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, as well as college-bound, U.S. high school seniors.
Corcentric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmeriQuest Business Services, Inc., provides cloud-based financial process automation solutions that have revolutionized how the world’s largest organizations manage and protect their financial assets. By connecting best practices with deep expertise, Corcentric’s Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable automation solutions enable organizations to reduce costs, streamline processes, and provide unmatched visibility executives need to make critical business decisions. For more information, visit corcentric.com.