PCAOB Announces 167 Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced the recipients of $10,000 merit-based scholarships that are intended to encourage accounting students to pursue careers in audit.

This year, the PCAOB will provide an award to one student at each of the 167 colleges and universities listed below. This is the seventh year the PCAOB has funded the scholarships.

"This award continues to provide financial assistance to future accountants and we hope it inspires them to pursue a career in auditing and advance investor protection," said PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty. "The achievements of nearly 600 students have been recognized since the inception of the scholarship program."

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires that monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB in its disciplinary proceedings be used to fund a merit scholarship program for students in accredited accounting degree programs. The PCAOB scholarship program was created to identify students eligible for the scholarships and award the funds through the students' educational institutions.

Each participating educational institution nominates a scholarship recipient from students enrolled in its accounting degree programs. To qualify, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program in accounting at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • Demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards

Nominees may not be a PCAOB employee or a child or spouse of a PCAOB employee.

Educational institutions are encouraged to give consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the accounting profession.

A description of the program, along with information on the nomination process, the selection of nominating institutions, and other details can be found on the scholarship program page of the PCAOB website.

2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarship Recipient Institutions

American University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Ball State University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bentley University
Binghamton University
Boise State University
Bradley University
Brigham Young University
Bryant University
California State University-Fullerton
Canisius College
Case Western Reserve University
City University of New York-Baruch College
City University of New York-Queens College
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of St. Benedict
Colorado State University Global Campus
Dallas Baptist University
DePaul University
Doane University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
Elizabethtown College
Evangel University
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Golden Gate University
Grand Valley State University
Hofstra University
Illinois State University
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana Wesleyan University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Kansas State University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Kennesaw State University
La Salle University
Liberty University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Missouri State University
Mount Mercy University
Mount Saint Mary College
National University
New York University
Niagara University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Michigan University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland University
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma State University
Pace University
Penn State University-State College
Rider University
Roosevelt University
Rowan University
Rutgers University
Saint Louis University
Salisbury University
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Methodist University
Southern Utah University
St. John's University
St. Mary's University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Stetson University
Suffolk University
SUNY University at Albany
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Tulane University
University at Buffalo
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Findlay
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Houston
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Houston-Victoria
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Maryland-University College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Nevada-Reno
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Phoenix
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
University of San Diego
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina-Columbia
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at El Paso
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Toledo
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Upper Iowa University
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
Western Illinois University
Westminster College
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Youngstown State University