Erin Maile, a sophomore accounting major at the University of Southern Indiana, was recently awarded a $10,000 merit-based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
“Winning this scholarship has presented me with exciting educational opportunities,” said Maile. “This experience has also shown me how dedicated the staff at USI is to its students. I didn't even know this scholarship existed until my accounting professors brought it to my attention. This is a perfect illustration of how USI professors encourage their students to succeed.”
She is involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, co-ed professional business fraternity, and the Speaking Eagles Toastmasters Club. She was the recipient of the William D. and Kathryn Wilhite Endowed Business Scholarship in 2012.
“Erin excels in the classroom, is active in campus organizations, and demonstrates great leadership skills,” said Dr. Brian McGuire, associate dean of the College of Business. “Only 43 PCAOB scholarships are awarded throughout the United States in any given year, so it is a great honor to be selected.”
"I wasn’t surprised when I learned that USI had the honor of being selected as a nominating school for this scholarship,” Maile said. “We have an outstanding accounting program with dedicated professors and eager students, and I couldn’t ask for a better college experience than what USI has given me."
PCAOB, a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies and broker-dealers, invited educational institutions with accredited accounting degree programs to nominate an eligible student for one of 43 annual scholarships to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in auditing.
More information about PCAOB scholarship requirements and recipients can be found at http://pcaobus.org/News/Releases/Pages/06152012_ScholarshipRecipients.aspx.