Awards and Scholarships

NYSSEA Founders Award

The purpose of the Founders Award is to recognize significant leadership and contributions that have immediate or long-term impact on the growth and progress of the association. The Founders Award is presented annually at the NYSSEA Conference. Click here for Award Criteria and Nomination Information.
Annual Deadline for Nominations is September 15.

Past Award Recipients:

1997: Larry Liptscher, EA 2004: Frank Cornell, EA 2011: Elizabeth A. Buckingham, EA
1998: David Silverman, EA 2005: Victoria McGinn, CPA, EA 2012: Evan S. Golar, CPA, EA
1999: Francis X. Degen, EA 2006: William Stevenson, EA 2013: David Kaiser, EA
2000: Marie Belvedere, EA 2007: Barbara MacDonald, EA 2014: Judy M. Strauss, EA
2001: Mary McGuire, EA 2008: Sandra M. Martin, EA 2015: Donald Rosenberg, EA
2002: Jeffrey R. Gentner, EA 2009: Robert Nadel, EA 2016: Ann E. Kummer, EA, CPA
2003: Sharon Ziegler, EA 2010: Joseph Sollano, EA 2017: 

NYSSEA Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award

The purpose of the Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award is to recognize significant contributions of members above and beyond the normal responsibilities for the New York State Society of Enrolled Agents. The Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award is presented annually at the NYSSEA Conference. Click here for Award Criteria and Nomination Information.
Annual Deadline for Nominations is September 15.

Past Award Recipients:

2009:  Robert Nadel, EA (posthumously) 2013: Cecil Buxo, EA & Handel Edwards, EA
2010: David Silverman, EA & Bill Stevenson, EA 2014: Brenda J. Quinn, EA
2011: John Sheeley, EA 2015: James P. Racaniello, EA
2012: Judy M. Strauss, EA 2016: Koreen Jervis, EA & David S. Locker, EA

NYSSEA Excellence in Public Awareness Award

New for 2012

The purpose of the Excellence in Public Awareness Award is to recognize significant contributions having immediate and/or long-term impact on making “Enrolled Agents” and “EA” more readily recognized in the state of New York as the tax professional of choice. The Excellence in Public Awareness Award is presented annually at the NYSSEA Conference. Click here for Award Criteria and Nomination Information.
Annual Deadline for Nominations is September 15.

2013: Judy M. Strauss, EA  2015: Kenneth R. Kohlhof, EA, MBA
2014: Michael E. Lawrence, EA  2016: Phyllis Jo Kubey, EA. CFP

NYSSEA Scholarship

The NYSSEA Scholarship Committee annually awards scholarships of up to $500 to NYSSEA members for the purpose of furthering their education. The Scholarship may be used to attend chapter meetings, to attend the NYSSEA Annual Conference or to attend a NAEA Annual Conference (including NTPI). Click here for the NYSSEA Scholarship Criteria and Application.
Annual Deadline of the Scholarship Application is July 31.