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Opportunities for Students

Lehman School of Business Partnership with Ariva’s VITA Tax Volunteer Program:

We are happy to announce the Department of Accounting at Lehman’s School of Business has formed a partnership with Ariva’s VITA Tax Volunteer Program to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in the IRS Vita tax program. In this program, you will receive free training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. As a volunteer, you will join the thousands of others who each year prepare millions of tax returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain real life tax experience and help individuals in preparing their taxes.

Ariva has several openings for the program, starting now, with few training days to fit your schedule. For more information, see the Flyer.

For more information on applying to this program, please go to or hover over the QR Code in the flyer. Once you do so Gregory Blackmon will reach out to you to answer any questions and set up a 15 min information session. Make sure you inform Greg you are a Lehman student.


CMA Scholarships Opportunities to Students

The CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) is the gold standard of certification in management accounting. It is unique among professional and academic credentials, designed specifically for accounting and finance management professionals in business. Achieving the CMA designation demonstrates professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – essential skills sought after by successful organizations and their financial team leaders.

IMA’s (The Institute of Management Accountants) most recent Global Salary Survey shows that 1) CMAs earn 58% more in median total compensation compared to non-CMAs. 2) CMAs between the ages of 20-29 can earn 37% more in total compensation than non-CMAs.

The School of Business at Lehman College, CUNY nominates 10 full-time students per academic year to receive this CMA Scholarships. Recipients of the CMA Scholarships will receive a comprehensive package of benefits enabling them to study for and take the CMA exam at no cost. The scholarship recipient has up to three years to successfully complete both parts of the CMA exam. The benefits include:

  • IMA student membership for three years.
  • Entrance fee to the CMA program. CMA exams includes two parts: 1) Financial planning, performance, and analytics 2) Strategic financial management.
  • Exam Support Package – an assessment tool that can help assess the content covered on the CMA exam.
  • Registration fees for the first attempt at both parts of the CMA exam.
  • Choice of course provider review material (All regions except China).

Eligibility requirements: Students must be currently enrolled full-time and attending regular classes to be nominated. Students who have already graduated would not qualify for the CMA Scholarship. For bachelor’s degree programs, there is a preference that students completing the junior (third) year of their program be nominated for a scholarship.

Please download and fill the “Lehman CMA Scholarship Application Form for Student” and submit it to Anyelina Fermin.

Application period:

April 1st - April 30th for the academic year.