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The Moynihan Scholarship Fund, Inc. (MSF) seeks to honor the memory of our past President David J. Moynihan, who was a champion of providing educational opportunities to young adults-whether in high school, college or just starting out in their careers- and has been directly responsible of helping hundreds of young people enroll in college and, even more, to become licensed certified public accountants.   We are committed to continuing the work he started and grow this newly established fund in his honor.

Help hardworking students who want to follow in Dave’s footsteps. Please make a secure donation today.  

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The Moynihan Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Read about our mission and support MSF.

Mission Statement

The Moynihan Scholarship Fund, Inc. supports the education and development of students in New York State and facilitates their exposure to accounting and business careers.

The Moynihan Scholarship Fund provides direct scholarships, as well as, ongoing sponsorship of the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program. COAP is a three-decade-old program pioneered by CPAs reaching out to high school and college students throughout the state. Established in honor of the late NYSSCPA Past President David J. Moynihan, the Moynihan Scholarship Fund is committed to ensuring that individuals desiring to study accountancy in New York State have the ability to do so, regardless of their economic backgrounds. We are committed to carrying forward David’s legacy vision that “we all have the opportunity to shape a mind, to shape a life.”

Please contact Cindy Mercer at cmercer@nysscpa.org with any questions (212) 719-8327.

History of The Moynihan Scholarship Fund

Established in 2015, The Moynihan Scholarship Fund honors the memory of NYSSCPA past-president David J. Moynihan (1955-2015), a staunch advocate for educational opportunities. The Moynihan Scholarship Fund is an affiliate of the NYSSCPA and supports the NYSSCPA's student programs:

COAP—The Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program is a unique program that introduces high school students of color to accounting and business careers. The programs take place on college campuses across New York State. For some participants, this is their first visit to a college. COAP features a carefully-tailored curriculum, presented by successful CPA and business leaders, as well as field trips to accounting firms, local businesses, and governmental agencies. Every year, more than 200 students benefit from your generosity.

Excellence in Accounting Scholarship—Open to accounting majors at New York State colleges, scholarships are based on economic need and scholastic achievement. Thanks to generous contributors, more than 75 worthy students were awarded scholarships this past year.

The Moynihan Fund

"Some are blessed to be teachers, but we all have the opportunity to shape a mind, to shape a life."

David J. Moynihan
August 10, 1955-January 9, 2015

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MSF Scholarships

The Moynihan Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students in accounting programs at colleges and universities across New York State.

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David Moynihan
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