College of Business student receives PCAOB scholarship

Nov 29, 2023 | Business, Impact

Tanecia Boone of El Dorado, Arkansas, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) intended to encourage outstanding accounting students to pursue careers in audit. A junior accounting major at Louisiana Tech University, Boone was one of only 369 students nationwide selected to receive the scholarship.

“I was shocked to learn that I was named a PCAOB scholar,” said Boone, who is pursuing her Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree concurrently while enrolled as an undergraduate. “I’m both honored and extremely grateful to be chosen and awarded this scholarship.”Tanecia Boone

Since 2011, the PCAOB has given this merit-based award to select students who exhibit excellence in an accounting degree program, demonstrate high ethical standards, and have been nominated by a professor.

Following the completion of her undergraduate and MAcc degrees, Boone will join Deloitte’s Dallas office.

“The College of Business provides ample opportunities for students to network with employers,” said Boone. “The events hosted by the COB have allowed me to form meaningful connections with significant people. I’m especially grateful for my accounting professors who have not only fostered my growth in the field of accounting but also guided me with their wisdom from past job experiences.”

The PCAOB administers this scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate accounting students enrolled in accredited U.S. colleges and universities. The Scholars Program’s overarching goals are to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become auditors and to make a difference to eligible students who might otherwise pursue a different career path. The PCAOB Scholars Program is mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and is funded through monetary penalties collected as part of PCAOB enforcement actions. For more information about the PCAOB scholarship, visit