2022 Scholarship Winner

I am excited to announce this year’s Excel University scholarship winner! This scholarship is supported by the Excel University Alumni Association, so thanks to all of you who have helped make these awards possible over the past 7 years.

The winner will receive a cash award plus an Excel University training pass.

This year’s recipient is a terrific example of the type of accounting student that the scholarship program was designed to assist. She is a wonderful representation of the future of our profession. She is smart, hard-working, and highly recommended by her professor.

Congratulations to the 2022 Excel University Scholarship winner: Jannell!

As part of the scholarship application, I asked for a short essay Interesting Ways I’ve Used Excel. I’d like to share portions of her essay as well.


While attending The University of Texas at El Paso, she was involved in the following activities and societies: Internal Audit Student Association, Accounting Society, Enterprise Resource Planning Academy, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Student Member, Beta Sigma Gamma International Honor Society Member.

With a 4.0 GPA, she was recognized with the Excellence in Accounting Award & Top 10 Accounting Student.

Way to go Jannell!

Here are a few highlights from her essay:

I began using Excel in high school when I would document and create charts and graphs for various science fair projects. My exposure was very basic, however. The real challenge did not begin until I switched majors from biology to accounting in college.

I practically live in Excel, as I use the program on a daily basis to prepare testing worksheets when conducting fieldwork for various audits and consulting engagements, with the end goal of improving and adding value to university operations.

As an intern, I have expanded my knowledge in Excel exponentially, in terms of pivot tables, macros, convenient shortcuts (such as Flash Fill!), and even power queries when assisting in the preparation of visualizations to monitor the status of prior audit recommendations on a quarterly basis.

I am certain that I will continue to explore the wonders of Excel this summer as an Audit Intern at Deloitte in Dallas, Texas, after obtaining my undergraduate degree, and wherever my career leads me after attaining a Master of Accountancy degree in the coming year.

The boundaries to learning are endless, and I hope to venture further into the world of spreadsheets, to go beyond manual data entry and perhaps into automation, and to take full advantage of all that Excel has to offer.

Once again, congratulations Jannell!

Again … a big THANK YOU to the Excel University Alumni Association members because your enrollments support this scholarship program!

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Jeff Lenning

I love sharing the things I've learned about Excel, and I built Excel University to help me do that. My motto is: Learn Excel. Work Faster.

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