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    Student Awarded National Accounting Scholarship

    University of Scranton student Marissa Angelo was selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship from The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is an accounting major at Scranton and a participant in the University’s Business Honors Program and its Business Leadership Honors Program.
    August 4, 2021

    University of Scranton student Marissa Angelo, Dickson City, was among the 253 students in the nation selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    The merit scholarship program is funded through the collection of PCAOB monetary penalties generated through the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Students attending accredited college accounting degree programs, preferably at schools holding the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation, are eligible for the program. The undergraduate and master’s programs in business offered by the University’s Kania School of Management have been accredited AACSB International for the past 25 years.

    The goals of the PCAOB Scholars Program are: to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become auditors; and to make a difference to eligible students who might otherwise pursue a different career path.

    Students nominated for the scholarship by their university, must show an aptitude and interest in accounting and auditing as evidenced by an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher or being in the top third of their overall class, and demonstrate high ethical standards, as well as meet other program requirements.

    A dean’s list student in her junior year at Scranton, Angelo is majoring in accounting while participating both the Business Honors Program and the Business Leadership Honors Program. She is a member of the Omega Beta Sigma honor society. She participates in a number of campus organizations including the Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter, the Business Club, Kania Women in Business and the Society of Accounting Students. She is also a member of the Kania Student Advisory Board.

    Angelo graduated as valedictorian of her high school class at Mid Valley Secondary Center.

    “Congratulations to our PCAOB Scholars who achieved this distinction during an unquestionably challenging period for students everywhere,” said PCAOB Acting Chairperson Duane M. DesParte. “The PCAOB is pleased to help support these dedicated individuals on their paths to becoming leaders in accounting and auditing.”

    Since the program’s inception in 2011, the PCAOB has awarded $16.23 million in scholarships to 1,623 recipients.

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