PHILADELPHIA - Brandon Talisesky, of Elysburg, was awarded an annual $4000 scholarship by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Talisesky is a student at Saint Joseph's University.

Talisesky is a member of Project Appalachia, an alternative spring break program, and works in the university's accounting department.

Scholarship recipients are accounting majors who have completed a minimum of 36 credit hours in general study. They are selected on the basis of intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need, and intent to pursue a career in accounting. This scholarship renews each year until graduation, as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and remains an accounting major.