By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | September 8, 2015

CHICAGO, Illinois (September 8, 2015) — Brilliant™, a leading search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in the accounting, finance and IT professions, awarded two accountancy students from Northern Illinois University (NIU) a Brilliant Financial Search scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Kelly J. Ososky and Seth E. Points, both upper-level accountancy majors at NIU in DeKalb, Illinois, were selected as recipients of the annual scholarship award.

Each student will receive $2,000 for the coming school year.

“Thanks to [Brilliant’s] generosity, I am able to focus on maintaining a high level of academic achievement here at NIU. [Their] thoughtful display of support will help push me toward my goals of graduating with honors and becoming a CPA,” says Ososky.

Points adds, “I am honored and grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of the Brilliant Financial Search Accountancy Scholarship. [Brilliant’s] generosity will allow me to continue pursuing my goal of becoming a CPA.”

The scholarships were presented at the Beta Alpha Psi/Accountancy Alumni Awards Banquet in the Holmes Student Center on NIU’s campus, September 2, 2015.

NIU alum and Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) says, “It’s a privilege to award these young individuals with resources to support their accountancy studies. 24 years ago, I received the same award from the NIU Accountancy Program. I’m happy to give back to the school that helped catapult my career by paying it forward to these deserving students.”

Brilliant Practice Director Sagar Pandya, CPA (Inactive) presented the scholarship awards to the students. The scholarship recipients are selected by the NIU Accountancy Department Awards Committee and are based off of various academic criteria

About Brilliant™
Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT. The firm’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and other seasoned industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the Crain’s Fast 50 list in 2015, one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015, one of National’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014®, recognized on the Inc. 5000 in 2015, and No. 2 on Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in 2015. To learn more, visit or follow @BrilliantFS.

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Laurie Canning, CSMP, Brilliant™

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