Tuesday, June 6, 2023
HomeSchoolsRider University Scholarship to Make Accounting Major Free

Rider University Scholarship to Make Accounting Major Free


Rider University is rolling out a scholarship program that will offer full-tuition support for students majoring in accounting and business.

On Monday, the university announced receiving a $4.5 million estate pledge from alumnus Steven R. Beckett, a retired vice president and controller of Tosco Refining Company, and his wife, Sharon A. McDonald-Beckett. The money will be used to create a scholarship program that will financially support four undergraduate business students and one full-time accounting student every year.

Starting this academic year, the selected students will be able to attend college and complete their degrees tuition and debt-free.

“If I can help a kid get an accounting degree, which is a good degree to have, then I know it will mean something,” said Beckett, who graduated from Rider with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in accounting after receiving a scholarship during his sophomore year.

To honor their support, the university has named its first environmentally sustainable residence hall the Steven R. Beckett and Sharon A. McDonald-Beckett Village.

Earlier, the Becketts established an endowed scholarship in 1997 that had supported nearly 35 students.

Many College Scholarships Discriminatory to Male Students

You Might Also Like

Latest Posts

12 Best Quotes About Not Going to College (Plus Practical Alternatives)

Unsure about going to college? Take a page out of the book of successful dropouts and explore the practical alternatives to get your ideal lifestyle.

How to Apply for College in 9 Simple Steps

"Discover the nine steps that can boost your chances of getting accepted into your dream school, and before you know it, you'll know how to apply for college, be strolling across the quad, ready to conquer the world!"

These Are the 10 Degrees With the Highest Dropout Rates

Check out the college degrees with the highest dropout rates before you find yourself in thousands of debt stuck with a major you dislike.