Accounting Major Hailey Osbon Awarded PCAOB Scholarship


Hailey Osbon

July 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE - In June 2018, accounting major Hailey Osbon of Covington, Louisiana, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The PCAOB Scholarship Program awards funds to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accounting degree program at a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university. The program is merit-based and awarded to select students who demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing while maintaining and demonstrating high ethical standards.

“I am so humbled and excited to be recognized by the PCAOB,” said Osbon. “The nomination was a surprise, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my teachers and the accounting department. The past four years at LSU have been an amazing journey, and I have the E. J. Ourso College of Business to thank.” Osbon graduated in May 2018 with a BS in accounting and is enrolled in the Master of Accountancy program. She will begin her career at Ernst & Young in Houston in fall 2019. “This scholarship has been a tremendous help in achieving the goals I have set for myself,” said Osbon. “I am forever grateful to the teachers who nominated me for this prestigious honor.” 

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.

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