Pakistani ACCA Student Wins Simpson Scholarship

KARACHI (August 05, 2009) – Sehrish Hussain Khan, ACCA student from Pakistan, is one of this years five winning ACCA students to be awarded a scholarship.

The other winners are from China, Kenya, and England. The Simpson Scholarship exists to reward talented ACCA students who have already proven their merit in the ACCA exams.

The scholarship will fund the exam and registration fees for a period of five years or until they become members.

Sehrish, who won the scholarship based on her essay,'How the award of a Scholarship will help me to realise my full potential', said: “Since grade five I have always aspired to become a professional accountant. Moving ahead in life I learned that ACCA is the best professional qualification I can gain in accountancy.”

The scholarship was made possible by Ms Muriel Simpson, a Fellow of ACCA, who in her Will, left her residuary estate to ACCA to fund a Scholarship programme to be called the 'Simpson Scholarship'.

Congratulating Sehrish on her achievement, Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, said: “Sehrish, like the other Scholarship winners, is an exceptional student and also demonstrates the values of ACCA. She aspires to serve public interest, just as ACCA members all over the world support their local businesses and aid their development. The five students chosen are truly inspirational and we know they will make very good use of the Scholarship.”

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