Barry Kaplan Accounting Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to a Syracuse University junior or senior from the greater Rochester area who is pursuing a degree in Accounting.

Application Period

Contact Syracuse University beginning in December to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award to an upcoming Senior ($2,000) and one award to an upcoming Junior ($4,000). Senior award paid in one lump sum and Junior award paid as $2,000 per year for up to two consecutive years of undergraduate study.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses at Syracuse University.

Eligibility Criteria

For a student who will be attending Syracuse University full-time during his/her junior or senior year and who:

  • Is from the eight-county area surrounding Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties);
  • Is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting;
  • Has a 3.0 overall GPA; and
  • Has financial need.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by Office of Scholarship Programs at Syracuse University, where application instructions are available for eligible students.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Office of Scholarship Programs at Syracuse University. The department reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying enrollment in an accounting program. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Barry Kaplan Accounting Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment in an accounting program. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


Students receiving the initial award during their junior year may renew this award once for a total of two awards in two consecutive years. Students receiving the initial award during their senior year are not eligible to renew. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Barry Kaplan Accounting Scholarship Renewal Form

Donor Information

Barry was a good and honorable man who loved his family, was loyal to his friends and partners, and was a trusted advisor to countless individuals. A man who loved his work, Barry made friends of his clients and clients of his friends. He was an avid Syracuse University sports fan and he approached all aspects of his life with a fun-loving, competitive spirit. Barry took great pride in being a mentor to young people starting out in their careers. He always took an interest in all of the young people who were interns, talking to them about their careers, taking them out to lunch, and helping them find their area of expertise and place in the firm. Barry was trusted by all and he will be missed, but never forgotten.


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