William D. Eskew Memorial Scholarship Fund
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The Public Accountants Society of Colorado has raised more than $17,000 for the scholarship fund in memory of William D. Eskew of Springfield, Colorado.
Born April 12,1935, Bill graduated from Springfield Colorado high school beginning his professional career in Springfield where as a teenager he found employment with the First National Bank. He received his degree in history from Warmer Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.
Bill married Virginia Tague in 1954 and shared an enduring, loving relationship for more than 52 years. There were two children born of this marriage. Bill had a strong Christian faith which he practiced everyday.
Bill was employed by Red Ball Freight in Pueblo, Colorado where he served as accountant/office manager for over a decade. In the early 1970's Bill established his own accounting firm in Colorado Springs and in 198 1 he joined in partnership with Donald Jackson establishing the firm Jackson Eskew Accounting Service. In 1984, his son Bruce Eskew, CPA joined the firm. In 2000, Bill and his son Bruce established Eskew Accounting Service.
Bill was an Enrolled Agent. As a life member of the Public Accountants Society of Colorado, he was given the Distinguished Service Award. As President of the Public Accountants Society of Colorado in 1993-94 he was recognized for "dedication and unselfish service". Bill monitored the State Board of Accountancy. Bill served as the Colorado Director to the National Society of Accountants. He was well-known, respected and trusted by his business colleges and clients. He departed this life on March 17, 2007 and leaves behind over 600 clients who will miss him for his wisdom, for his generous gift of time and for his fair practices.
The William D. Eskew Memorial Scholarship Fund shall benefit the College of Business Accounting Scholarship Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
- Must be pursuing a degree in accounting.
- Must be a junior or senior in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative
grade point average of 2.5.
- Must be willing to complete a written application that includes a statement of
academic and career goals.
- The scholarship is based on demonstrated need and will be available until fund is
- The recipients will be selected by a committee comprised of the Dean of the
College of Business and Administration, a representative from the Public
Accountants Society of Colorado, a representative from the University Financial
Aid Department, and any others as agreed to by the Dean and Public Accountants
Society of Colorado.
- The Scholarship Committee will coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid to
distribute the funds to the recommended recipient(s).
- The number of awards is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, with
consideration being given to the funding available.
- Scholarship awards will be for one academic year, and awardees may reapply for