In hglenn burdette piconor of the firm’s 50th anniversary in business, Glenn Burdette, the leading certified public accounting firm on the Central Coast, will fund $15,000 in scholarships for local 2015 high school graduates.

Glenn Burdette employs more than 60 people in offices in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and
Santa Maria, so students in each region (Northern San Luis Obispo Co.; SLO/Five Cities; Santa
Maria/Nipomo) will have the chance to compete for one of three $5,000 scholarships.

“We wanted to do something that would leave a lasting impression instead of hosting a big
anniversary party,” said Dan O’Hare, Glenn Burdette’s president and managing director.
“Accountants have this reputation for being analytical and serious, so we thought, let’s have
some fun with this and do something different for the application. We’re turning 50, so name
50 reasons why being an accountant is awesome!”

O’Hare said extra points will be given for creative “50 Reasons Why” submissions. The firm is
accepting all formats, including video, photography, and written entries.
Requirements in addition to the “50 Reasons Why Accountants Are Awesome” submission:

  • Student plans to attend a four-year university and pursue a degree in accounting
    or related field
  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must include school’s generic scholarship application
  • Student must include a cover letter explaining why they should be chosen

The deadline to apply is March 31.

Winning entries may be featured in a print advertisement celebrating Glenn Burdette’s 50th
Anniversary. Entries may be used as displays in Glenn Burdette offices in Paso Robles, San Luis
Obispo and Santa Maria. For scholarship details, visit