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The Frederick J. Hughes, Jr. ’87 and Virginia R. Hughes ’87 Scholarship

The Frederick J. Hughes, Jr. ’87 and Virginia R. Hughes ’87 Scholarship was started in October 2022 with a five-figure gift from the couple. Ginny and Fred met at Eastern as undergraduates and were both Business Administration majors before Eastern had established an Accounting major. Virginia is a CPA who has spent the past 18 years with Mark D. Alliod, CPA & Associates. A partner with BlumShapiro (now CliftonLarsonAllen as of two years ago), Fred is also a CPA and a veteran of more than 35 years in the accounting profession before his retirement in January 2022. An active supporter of his alma mater, Hughes continues to be a regular guest at the annual spring Accounting Society Dinner. In addition, he spent countless hours on campus interviewing and recruiting Eastern students, and over the past 15 years has hired over 25 Eastern graduates. The recipient(s) must be an in-state resident, majoring in Accounting, in good academic standing (preferably 3.0 of higher GPA) and demonstrating financial need.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by March 1


Accounting and Business Information Systems


Financial Need, Location Specific