PCAOB Announces 77 Scholarships Awarded for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Washington, DC, Jun. 24, 2013

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that one student at each of the 77 listed colleges and universities have been awarded a scholarship of $10,000.

This is the Board's third year granting scholarships through the PCAOB Scholarship Program.

"The PCAOB is pleased to work with the academic community through this scholarship program as a means of encouraging outstanding students to pursue a career in auditing," said PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty. "It is a career choice that is critical to the effective functioning of our capital markets."

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 provides that funds generated from the collection of monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB are to be used to fund a merit scholarship program for students in accredited accounting degree programs. The PCAOB Scholarship Program was created to identify eligible students for scholarships and award funds through the students' educational institutions.

Students may be eligible for PCAOB scholarships if they are enrolled in an accounting degree program at an accredited participating, nominating institution. To qualify, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program in accounting
  • Demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards
  • Not be a PCAOB employee or a child or spouse of a PCAOB employee

The PCAOB scholarship program is merit-based, and educational institutions are encouraged to give consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the accounting profession.

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

2013-2014 Academic Year Scholarship Recipient Academic Institutions

  1. American Intercontinental University
  2. Baker College of Clinton Township
  3. Baylor University
  4. Belmont University
  5. Bernard Baruch College
  6. Binghamton University
  7. Boston College
  8. Brigham Young University
  9. Cleveland State University
  10. College of William & Mary
  11. East Carolina University
  12. Eastern Michigan University
  13. Flagler College
  14. Florida Atlantic University
  15. Fordham University
  16. George Washington University
  17. Georgia Southern University
  18. Georgia State University
  19. Golden Gate University
  20. Indiana University — Bloomington
  21. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  22. Indiana Wesleyan University
  23. Kansas State University
  24. Kennesaw State University
  25. Liberty University
  26. Loras College
  27. Louisiana
  28. Middle Tennessee State University
  29. Missouri State University
  30. North Carolina State University
  31. Northern Illinois University
  32. Nova Southeastern University
  33. Oklahoma State University
  34. Oregon State University
  35. Pace University
  36. Queens College
  37. Saint Joseph University
  38. St. John's University
  39. Suffolk University
  40. SUNY Geneseo
  41. Texas State University
  42. Texas Tech University
  43. The University of North Carolina Greensboro
  44. The University of Texas at Austin
  45. The University of Texas at Dallas
  46. Thomas Edison State College
  47. Truman State University
  48. University of Alabama
  49. University of Arizona
  50. University of Central Florida
  51. University of Colorado Denver
  52. University of Connecticut
  53. University of Delaware
  54. University of Denver
  55. University of Florida
  56. University of Georgia
  57. University of Houston Clear Lake
  58. University of Illinois - Chicago
  59. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  60. University of Indianapolis
  61. University of Memphis
  62. University of Mississippi
  63. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  64. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  65. University of North Carolina Wilmington
  66. University of Notre Dame
  67. University of Oklahoma
  68. University of Rhode Island
  69. University of South Carolina
  70. University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  71. University of Texas at Arlington
  72. University of Utah
  73. University of Virginia
  74. University of Wisconsin - Madison
  75. Virginia Tech
  76. Walsh College of Accountancy and Business
  77. Western New England University