Seth Weener, a Hope College senior from Grand Rapids, has won a "Fifth/Graduate Year Scholarship" from the Michigan Accountancy Foundation and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

The $4,000 scholarships are awarded to accounting students who are entering their fifth year of study, either at the undergraduate level or graduate level and who intend to practice public accounting in Michigan.

A public-accounting major, Weener will use the scholarship this coming fall as he completes his degree at Hope. He hopes to begin working for a public accounting firm after graduating in December; his long-term career interests include working in the not-for-profit sector.

While at Hope, Weener has been a member of the men's cross country and track and field teams, served this year on the Finance Committee for the student-organized Dance Marathon fund-raiser for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, and for the past two years has been a volunteer Young Life leader. This summer he will hold a tax internship in the Grand Rapids office of Deloitte & Touche.

He is the son of Randy and Sally Weener of Grand Rapids, and is a 2004 graduate of Grandville High School.

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is a diversified, professional, member-driven organization serving nearly 17,000 CPAs and affiliated professionals throughout Michigan. Affiliated with the association, the Michigan Accountancy Foundation each year awards scholarships to deserving accounting students attending Michigan's colleges and universities, striving to increase the number of students graduating from accounting programs who will make a positive impact on the accounting profession.