Application deadline: January 31, 2024
Awards granted annually to two students enrolled at any Alberta post-secondary institution in the second or third year of a business/commerce program approved for entry into the CPA Western School of Business, and preparing to enter the third or fourth year of their program. Selection is based on involvement in volunteer activities, satisfactory academic achievement, and an expressed interest in pursuing a CPA designation.
- submit one application letter on why the applicant/nominee should be considered for the award, indicating financial need, and demonstrating expressed interest of applicant/nominee in pursuing a CPA designation;
- provide proof of applicant’s/nominee’s enrollment at an Alberta post-secondary institution in a business/commerce program that would qualify for entry into the CPA Western School of Business;
- submit transcripts of applicant/nominee to demonstrate satisfactory academic standing; and
- submit at least one nomination letter to support that the applicant/nominee has demonstrated involvement in volunteer activities.
The Bentley Awards are funded by two distinguished Albertans who have dedicated much of their lives to serving non-profit entities and the accounting profession.
David DeWolfe Bentley FCPA, FCA began his accounting career articling with Winspear Hamilton Anderson in Edmonton. He was Managing Partner at Winspear Higgins Stevenson and Doane in Edmonton from 1975-1980, and Managing Partner at Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Edmonton from 1980-84 after the merger of Winspear and Deloitte firms. Throughout his career, Mr. Bentley has been actively involved in the accounting profession. He served as a Member of the former Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) Council from 1967-72, President of the ICAA from 1971-72, and an Alberta Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Council from 1974-76. Mr. Bentley was recognized for his contributions to the accounting profession and to the community in 1973 when he received his FCA designation.
Mr. Bentley has been an enthusiastic volunteer with Edmonton's Citadel Theatre for 50 years. Beginning as a founding member of the Board in 1965, Mr. Bentley has succeeded in the roles of Treasurer, President of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Board of Governors, and now as a member of the Board of Governors, as the Citadel celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2015.
Janet Bentley graduated from the University of Alberta in Arts and has served on the University’s Senate and Board of Governors. She was the first female member of the Banff School of Advanced Management Board of Governors. Mrs. Bentley has had major roles in many volunteer organizations, including the Citadel Theatre, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Junior League. In 1987, the Bentley's established a Doctoral Fellowship in their names at the University of Alberta School of Business.
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