Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christian Brown of Peoria awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Christian Brown, a resident of Peoria and graduate student at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Joy Kimler Accountancy Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Brown, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from UIS in 2016, is continuing his education seeking a master’s degree in accountancy and is on the path to becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 2018.

He is currently employed as an intern with the Illinois Office of the Auditor General and has worked at Jackson Hewitt Tax Services for the past five tax seasons.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with clients to help them understand their taxes,” he said. “I have helped several hundred people over the past five years. With my CPA, I plan to continue to help others maximize their finances.”

Brown hopes to sponsor his own UIS scholarship in the future.

The Joy Kimler Accountancy Scholarship was established 20 years ago to benefit accounting majors who plan to complete the 150-semester hour education requirement to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.

To qualify for the Joy Kimler Accountancy Scholarship, accounting students must maintain a B average in their accounting courses and have a 3.3 GPA overall.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or

For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is Fe
bruary 15, 2018.

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