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Accounting major Brittany Petrowsky earns PCAOB Scholarship


The Graham School of Management is pleased to announce that accounting major Brittany Petrowsky was selected as the winner of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholarship Award this year. Petrowsky was awarded $10,000 which goes directly towards her schooling for this upcoming academic year.

The PCAOB mission is 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.

The PCAOB Board has established the scholarship program to provide a source of funding to encourage outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a career in auditing. Scholarships are one-time awards made payable to the educational institution for eligible expenses such as tuition, fees, books and supplies. The PCAOB supports the development of a diverse accounting profession and encourages educational institutions to give consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the profession in determining student nominations.

Petrowsky was nominated for this scholarship by one of her accounting professors, Alex King. King mentioned, "While having Petrowsky in my auditing class, she quickly stood out as a bright and inquisitive student -- qualities crucial for success as an auditor. Through discussions inside and outside of class, it was clear she had an interest in and propensity for auditing."

Petrowsky is from the Frankfort area and works hard to balance school, family, life and running a small business with her husband. Petrowsky mentioned "I can definitely say I am honored to receive this recognition. My interest in business and accounting stems from watching the business news network CNBC. I have a genuine interest in investing, the economy, and the business community as a whole." She also mentioned, "Getting my bachelors in accounting is important to me because it is the language of business so no matter what career path I choose I know I will be well prepared. I am genuinely excited to study and pursue a career in public accounting."

Thank you to Professor King for nominating one of our great students here and congratulations to Brittany!