Accounting grad student earns Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship

Emelie Rodriguez, a student enrolled in Appalachian State University's Master of Science in Accounting program, has earned the Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

Rodriguez, who earned her bachelor's degree in accounting and management from App State's Walker College of Business in May, will receive two, semesterly installments of $2,500 each to pay toward her graduate tuition. She will also receive complimentary registration to IMA’s Student Leadership Conference in November 2024 and the IMA24 Accounting & Finance Conference, as well as $1000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation for these events.

As an undergraduate at App State, Rodriguez was an active member and officer in the university's student chapter of IMA. She was selected on her academic merit, IMA participation, quality of presentation, and strength of recommendations.

Rodriguez is earning her Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in data analytics. 

The award is sponsored by the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society, an affiliate of IMA centered around active leadership and involvement to the organization.

The Appalachian Accounting Degree

Every spring semester, the majority of Appalachian accounting students receive academic credit for their participation in full-time, off-campus internships in accounting firms and industry. The majority of these students receive full-time permanent job offers as a result of their internship. The Department of Accounting has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education, and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Accounting graduates are recruited by the largest international, national, and regional accounting firms as well as local accounting firms, industry and government agencies. The Department of Accounting offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Accounting. Learn more at Appalachian at

Emelie Rodriguez
Published: Jun 17, 2024 3:56pm