The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board recently announced the colleges and universities participating in the PCAOB Scholarship Program this upcoming 2012-23 academic year.
In its second year of granting scholarships, the PCAOB plans to award 43 merit-based scholarships of $10,000 each to students.
"I am pleased that this scholarship program allows the PCAOB and the academic community to work together to encourage the best and the brightest students to choose auditing as a career path," said PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty in a statement.
The PCAOB Scholarship Program was created in the wake of 2002’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which provides that funds generated from the collection of monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB be used to fund a merit-based scholarship program for students in accredited accounting degree programs.
Eligible students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s accounting degree program at an accredited participating, nominating institution; not be a PCAOB employee or a child or spouse of a PCAOB employee; and demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing, as well as high ethical standards.
The PCAOB stressed that educational institutions have been encouraged to give consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the accounting profession.
More information on the scholarship program, nomination process and nominating institutions is available on the PCAOB website.
The 2012-23 academic year scholarship recipient academic institutions:
1. Arizona State University
2. Auburn University
3. Bentley University
4. Bowling Green State University
5. Colorado Technical University
6. DeVry University - Midtown Manhattan
7. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Fordham
8. Florida International University
9. Gonzaga University
10. Grand Valley State University
11. Illinois State University
12. James Madison University
13. McNeese State University
14. Miami University-Oxford
15. Northeastern University
16. Ohio State University
17. Rider University
18. Rutgers University-Newark
19. Saint John's University
20. Saint Leo University
21. San Diego State University
22. Southern Methodist University
23. SUNY at Albany
24. Texas A and M University
25. Universidad Metropolitana
26. University of Houston
27. University of Kansas
28. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
29. University of Minnesota-Duluth
30. University of Missouri-Kansas City
31. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
32. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
33. University of Phoenix
34. University of South Florida
35. University of Southern Indiana
36. University of Tennessee-Knoxville
37. University of Toledo
38. University of Washington
39. University of Wisconsin-Superior
40. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
41. Villanova University
42. Wake Forest University
43. Winona State University