Accounting Major Vivian Carter Awarded Prestigious PCAOB Scholarship


Vivian Carter

July 9, 2019

​BATON ROUGE – Accounting major Vivian Carter of Homer, La., has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or 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.

“Receiving the PCAOB scholarship has been instrumental in my success as a student because it has provided me with the means to remain at LSU to continue my education,” said Carter. “This award means so much to me and has shown me that hard work pays off. I am so thankful to have been selected to receive this scholarship and look forward to obtaining my master's degree.”

Carter graduated in May 2019 with a BS in accounting and has had an internship with Armentor and Associates, a tax firm local to Baton Rouge, and has worked there for 2 & 1/2 years. She plans to continue her studies by pursuing a Master of Accountancy at LSU, sit for the CPA exam and work for a few years in public accounting before obtaining a Ph.D.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies 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 under federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.

About the Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields, including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. A key element of the department’s success is the outstanding faculty, who publish articles in top academic and professional journals and write textbooks and trade books. Additionally, faculty members are active participants in the accounting profession. For more information, visit, email or call 225-578-6202.


Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business