Loyola accounting student wins PCAOB scholarship
Emily Stone, ’19, a Loyola accounting major and Sellinger Scholar from Kingsville, Md. has been awarded a scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for her aptitude in the field of accounting and/or auditing, as well as for her high ethical principles.
The non-profit corporation, which recently announced 332 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year, provides financial assistance to future accountants who are enrolled in either a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. Nominated students must demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting or auditing and exhibit high ethical standards.
“It was a great pleasure to nominate Emily for this scholarship,” said Helen Xu, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting. “She is a very sincere and diligent student and demonstrated a love of learning and the level of commitment necessary to succeed in college and beyond. I am very pleased that Emily has won recognition from PCAOB for her great academic achievements.”
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which created the PCAOB, mandates that monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB must be used to fund merit scholarships for students pursuing an accounting degree.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with this award,” said Stone. “I’ve loved my time at Loyola and especially my accounting studies. I’m excited for my senior year to begin.”