Established in 2003

Eligibillity: Applicants are rising juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in accounting with a goal to becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Applicants must be residents of Tennessee and attend an accredited college/university in the State of Tennessee and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 or better. Extra consideration will be given to married students.

Friends and colleagues at Kruse & Associates joined together to create a scholarship to honor the company founder, Mike Kruse, and to show how much they respect and admire him for his personal and professional accomplishments. Kruse and Associates was one of the fastest growing regional public accounting and consulting firms in the Southeast prior to merging with Crowe Chizek. For the 10th anniversary of the company, in 2003, staff members raised the money for this scholarship, which as Mike requested, benefits married students majoring in accounting with the goal of becoming Certified Public Accountants.