The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board recently named Jeffrey Avena, an accounting student at the University of Oklahoma, a PCAOB Scholar for the 2019-2020 academic year. Along with being named a scholar, Avena will receive a $10,000 scholarship.
PCAOB Scholars are nominated by their educational institutions. Participating educational institutions select their nominees from students enrolled in accounting degree programs.
“The PCAOB Scholars program aims to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become accountants and auditors,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke.
The Program is merit-based, but it is encouraged that educational institutions give special consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the accounting profession.
PCAOB, a nonprofit corporation that oversees auditors of issuers and broker-dealers, has awarded academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate accounting students since 2011.