Accounting Scholarship

Accounting Scholarship

Payne Nickles & Company, CPAs, is pleased to announce the renaming of its 2024 Payne Nickles & Company Accounting Scholarship to the Todd Spore, CPA Memorial Scholarship. This renaming is a heartfelt tribute to Todd R. Spore, CPA, a cherished member of the Sandusky community and a beloved colleague at Payne Nickles & Company, who passed away on November 6, 2023, after a brave battle with cancer.

Payne, Nickles & Company, CPAs, through partnership with the Huron County Community Foundation, sponsors this annual scholarship that awards up to two (2) recipients with $2,000 each, supporting their educational endeavors and fostering their growth as future accounting professionals. The Todd Spore, CPA Memorial Scholarship will continue to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an accounting degree, helping them fulfill the 150-hour requirement necessary to take the CPA exam.


Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a resident OR high school graduate of Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Lorain, Seneca, Crawford, Richland, or Ashland, Ohio counties.
  • First, second, third, fourth, or fifth-year college student with an accounting focus: major or minor.
  • Minimum 2.8 grade point average.
  • Completion of the Universal Scholarship Application online at by March 1, 2024.




2024 Jadin Fazio, Bellevue and Sydnie David, Monroeville
2023 Jayla Medina
, Berlin Heights and Klara Miller, Clyde
2022 Avery Bing, Sandusky and Jayla Medina, Berlin Heights
2021 McKenna Strayer, Clyde and Makalya Aichholz, New Washington
2020 Rachel Casselberry, Norwalk and Bryce McMurray, Castalia
2019 Nathan Strudthoff, Clyde and Tyler A. Puckrin, Sandusky
2018 Tara Eisenhauer, Bellevue and Aaron Wheeler, Norwalk
2017 Tanner Stiert, Milan and Logan Jaworski, Norwalk
2016 Trey Hallock, Norwalk & Brennan Otto, Berlin Heights
2015 William Porter, Huron & Brennan Otto, Berlin Heights
2014 Taylor Wilhelm, Greenwich & Matthew Stahl, Sandusky
2013 Kaylee Bundschuh, Norwalk & Nolan Murray, Sandusky
2012 Austin Price, Tiffin & Jeffry Rennert, Wakeman
2011 Zachary Rospert, Milan & Chad Warner, Norwalk
2010 Zachary Rospert, Milan & Kailee McGuire, Sandusky
2009 Douglas T. Wiedemann & Tracy L. Kohler, Huron
2008 Anthony Myers, Norwalk & Kevin Nutter, Norwalk
2007 Jennifer Wood, Sandusky & Molly Krikke, Norwalk
2006 Jordan Centers, Norwalk & Melissa Sedlak- Tillinghast, Berlin Heights
2005 Dana Wobser, Sandusky & Samuel Fries, Norwalk
2004 Molly Gundlach, Sandusky & Luke Varner, Milan
2003 Angela Fernandez, Milan & Taylor McFarland, Willard
2002 Kristen E. Ball, Sandusky & Brett W. Mesenburg, Collins
2001 Megan M. Marett, Norwalk & Brandon M. Roth, Sandusky
2000 Kathleen S. Brown, Norwalk



2014 Jeremy Krill, Norwalk
2013 Benjamin Barr, Brecksville & Kyle Bundschuh, Norwalk
2012 Savannah Harner, Tiffin & Maureen Kirtz, Tiffin
2011 Ryan Frank, Norwalk & Jeffry Rennert, Wakeman & Anthony Saxton, Avon

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