Kaitlin Laureano ’18 awarded Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholarship
The Elon alumna and Master of Science in Accounting candidate has been selected to receive the $10,000 merit-based scholarship.
Kaitlin Laureano ’18 was recently named a 2018 recipient of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholarship. The $10,000 merit-based scholarship was awarded to one student at 332 colleges and universities.
The PCAOB, a nonprofit corporation established by Congress, oversees the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires that monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB in its disciplinary proceedings be used to fund a merit scholarship program for students in accredited accounting degree programs. The PCAOB scholarship program was created to identify students eligible for the scholarships and award the funds through the students' educational institutions.
Each participating educational institution nominates a scholarship recipient from students enrolled in its accounting degree programs. To qualify, students must:
- Be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program in accounting at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
- Demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing
- Demonstrate high ethical standards.
Laureano graduated from Elon in 2018 with a bachelor's in accounting. She is currently enrolled in Elon’s full-time Master of Science in Accounting program.
“Kaitlin shows great potential for a promising career in accounting,” said Linda Poulson, chair and associate professor of accounting in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. “She’s a dedicated student and always engaging in class. We look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in her career.”