Accountancy Student Receives PCAOB Scholarship

July 27, 2020

GW School of Business student Craig Freeman

Craig Freeman, BA in Accountancy ’21

Congratulations to Craig Freeman, BA in Accountancy ’21, who was recently named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year, earning a scholarship in recognition of his academic excellence.

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation that oversees auditors of issuer and broker-dealers. The PCAOB Scholars Program aims to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become accountants and auditors. PCAOB Scholars are nominated by their educational institution, and participating educational institutions select their nominees from students enrolled in their accounting degree programs. Schools are encouraged to consider students from populations that historically have been underrepresented in the accounting profession.

“I have had Craig as a student for four classes, from managerial accounting as a sophomore through advanced accounting as a senior,” Scott Lancaster, teaching instructor of accountancy and director of the Master of Accountancy program, said. “Craig excelled in all four classes, receiving either the highest grade or one of the highest grades in the class. In addition, I relied on Craig to assist me outside the classroom as a proctor, and he has excelled as a grader for other faculty members in the Department of Accountancy. He has always impressed me, not only by his academic performance, but also by his maturity, both professionally and personally. He is well deserving of this scholarship.”