A College of Business senior is one of more than 230 students nationwide who has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from a non-profit accounting organization to further her education.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has announced that Skyler Little, a Clemson University accounting major from Greenback, Tenn., is one of 234 students from colleges and universities nationwide to receive the scholarship.
“The PCAOB Scholars Program is a generous scholarship award that recognizes high-achieving students pursuing careers in accounting,” said Jeremy Vinson, assistant professor in the School of Accountancy, and chair of the school’s scholarships and awards committee. “Skyler has accomplished so much in her academic career at Clemson and is a deserving recipient. I cannot imagine asking more of a student than what she has accomplished during her time here.”
Outside the classroom, Skyler serves as president of the Alpha Phi sorority and is an active member of the College’s Women in Business organization. She also recently became eligible for, and joined, Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Honor Society. Skyler tutors Spanish and Accounting students at the Academic Success Center and has studied abroad in Cordoba, Argentina, to further her skills in the Spanish language.
“It is validating and humbling to know my hard work was recognized not only by Clemson University and the College of Business, but also a well-regarded national organization like PCAOB,” Skyler said. “I’m honored to have been chosen for this award by Dr. Vinson and the rest of the School of Accountancy. This scholarship means the world to me.”
After graduating next spring, Skyler will move to Washington, D.C., where she will intern in the tax department at KPMG. She then plans to pursue a Master’s of Professional Accountancy at Clemson after which, she will seek licensure as a CPA.
“Our PCAOB scholars represent the future leaders of the accounting and auditing profession,” said PCAOB Chairman William Duhnke. “We congratulate them for their academic dedication and achievements, and we wish them the best as they complete their education and begin their careers in the profession.”
The PCAOB is a corporation created by the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the audits of public companies and other issuers to protect investors’ interests and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.
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