Each summer the office of Gary DellaPosta, CPA, awards a college scholarship to a deserving student from Upper Cape Cod who is majoring in a business-related program.
This is the fifth year for the scholarship program.
This year the quality of the applicants was exceptional, making deliberations difficult. Due to the caliber of the applicants and the current stressful times, it was decided to award four scholarships this year.
Brennan McIntyre of Bourne is the winner of the 2020 Gary DellaPosta, CPA, Business Scholarship for $1,000. Brennan is majoring in business management and psychology at Wheaton College. While in school Brennan discovered that he excelled in an accounting class taught by Wheaton College President Dennis Hanno. Brennan now wants to pursue a fifth-year accounting program at Northeastern University.
Brennan is described by his teachers as having a strong work ethic, a solid grasp of concepts, a drive to succeed and the courage to overcome challenges.
Scholarships of $500 each were awarded to the following applicants:
Caitlin Furlani of Sandwich, who is majoring in business at Babson College. Caitlin is passionate about community service and volunteering. Her professors describe her as a hard worker with an adept understanding of managerial accounting, even mastering difficult concepts with ease during the disruption of courses due to COVID.
Ian Melkonian of Falmouth, who is majoring in business management at Suffolk University. Ian has a strong work ethic and is described by his professors as being mature and open minded, with strong character and integrity. He founded the Finance Club at his college and has started his own business, IGM Industries.
Owen Smith of Falmouth, who is majoring in sports management at Nichols College. Owen is an Eagle Scout who created an obstacle course for the Town of Falmouth’s Commission on Disabilities, demonstrating what it is like to live with a disability. Owen is a problem solver and a leader who has made a commitment to remaining sober and drug free throughout his college years, choosing to focus his time on his studies and also working to contribute to his own higher education costs.