Accountants of Tomorrow Merit Scholarship

Makenna Drye, Burlington-Edison High School Graduate

Each year, we invite local high school seniors who plan to pursue an accounting career to apply for our Larson Gross Accountants of Tomorrow Merit Scholarship. We award one scholarship to a senior from Whatcom County and a second to a senior from Skagit, Island or San Juan Counties.

This year, we are pleased to announce that we have awarded Natasha Haggith and Makenna Drye each $750 to study accounting at her college of choice.

When Makenna graduated from Burlington-Edison High School, her transcript listed seven completed AP courses on it and a perfect 4.0 GPA at the bottom. As if that weren’t enough, she earned Honor Roll all four years and was a member of the National Honors Society for three. Even with her demanding curricular schedule, Makenna found the time to follow her passion of volunteering — serving for her school’s Key Club and the local YMCA. Makenna will be pursuing her lifelong passion of mathematics and accounting in the Honors Program at California Lutheran University in the fall.

Natasha Haggith, Mount Baker High School Graduate

Natasha graduated from Mount Baker High School in June 2017 with a whole lot of check marks: 4.0 GPA — check; ASB Class President — check; Varsity Cross Country team member — check; lead role in the school’s musical — check. But Natasha wasn’t just a rock star at Mount Baker High, she was actively involved in her community as well, serving as a math tutor, volunteering at a local church and working a part-time job. With a dream to one day help individuals and businesses achieve financial success, she’ll be studying accounting at Azusa Pacific University in the fall.


Mt. Baker Scholarship at Western Washington University

Our longevity in Bellingham has encouraged a special connection with the accounting department at Western Washington University. This connection provides you the opportunity for help in underwriting your pursuit of an accounting degree.

The Larson Gross annual $1,600 scholarship is awarded through the Western Washington University Foundation. To qualify, students must be a junior or senior with a declared accounting major or a master’s student with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Preference is given to students from Whatcom or Skagit Counties who have expressed an interest in establishing a career in Northwest Washington.

Applications are due in March, and the winner is chosen by a committee composed of Western Washington University faculty and staff.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about any of the scholarships we offer.