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RSM Canada awards $20,000 in Power Your Education scholarships

National program awards four students with $5,000 (US) each toward tuition

Apr 29, 2021
Apr 29, 2021
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RSM Canada, the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to announce it has selected four students to receive $5,000 (US) each toward their 2021-2022 tuition through the RSM US Foundation scholarship program, Power Your Education. In addition to scholarships, each student also earned an invitation to RSM’s competitive Pathways Summer Leadership program, this summer.

Students were selected on a number of core criteria including GPA and major; a short answer to a question about something that makes them unique; and a 30-second video response to the question: What does RSM’s brand promise – the power of being understood – mean to you? Judges assessed essays on creativity, quality of writing and reflection of the applicants’ individuality, and they evaluated the degree to which each video submission reflected RSM’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship.

This year’s scholarship winners are:




Ria Agarwal

University of Alberta


Samantha Gardner

University of Alberta

Human Resources

Emily Huang

Western University

Business Administration

Justin Yu

University of Calgary

Finance/Computer Science


“On behalf of RSM Canada, I am thrilled to offer these scholarships for the first time in Canada through RSM’s Power Your Education program,” said Harry Blum, national managing partner for RSM Canada. “It’s a privilege to be able to meaningfully support talented and dedicated students in their academic journeys and beyond. Our firm’s commitment to delivering ‘the power of being understood’ extends beyond our clients, to our communities and their future leaders. We’re proud and honoured to reward and nurture excellence in our field. Sincere congratulations to this year’s winners!”

In addition to Power Your Education and other scholarships, RSM and the RSM US Foundation support communities across the U.S. and Canada through:


Established in 2010, RSM Volunteer Week demonstrates our commitment to giving our time in the communities where our people live and work. In 2020, in spite of a stay-at-home order due to the pandemic, nearly 2,000 of our people and their family members participated in more than 60 volunteer activities across the U.S. and in Canada to give back to their local communities. More than 80 charities benefitted from projects including assembling back-to-school backpacks and personal hygiene kits for children, grocery drives for food banks, the making of cards and masks for frontline workers, and many other activities.


RSM partners with the Davis Love Foundation – host organization for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event – on Birdies Fore Love. Through this program, each RSM office selects a local charity that supports youth in the areas of hunger, housing or health. Each charity benefits from the funds raised locally by employees, clients, family and friends. With a generous match from the RSM Foundation, we were able to give more than $4.6 million to deserving charities in 2020.

About RSM Canada

RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms with 64,000 people in 120 countries. RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International. For more information visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on X and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.