Accounting major earns 2017 PCAOB Scholarship

Sam Luber
Sam Luber

Sam Luber (BSM/MACCT ’18), a senior majoring in finance and accounting, has been awarded a $10,000 merit scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

The scholarship program was created by Congress in 2002 as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to encourage students, both undergraduate and graduate, to pursue careers in auditing. The program is funded by the monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB in its disciplinary proceedings.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in accounting and demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing as well as high ethical standards. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. This is the PCAOB’s seventh year granting scholarships.

“The importance of auditing to the nation’s financial health cannot be overstated, so I’m most pleased to see the PCAOB’s support of outstanding students like Sam who are pursuing this crucial area of study,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School.

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