Accounting Student Jake McGann a PCAOB Scholar

Jake McGann

August 03, 2020
Gonzaga News Service

SPOKANE, Wash. — Jake McGann, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, who begins the Master of Science in Taxation (MSTax) program at Gonzaga University this fall, is among 234 U.S. college students to receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

“I am incredibly grateful to receive this scholarship. I look forward to meeting the Gonzaga faculty, staff, and students this fall,” said McGann who earned a Bachelor of Accountancy degree with a major in accounting from the University of North Dakota.

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.

“Our PCAOB scholars represent the future leaders of the accounting and auditing profession,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke. “We congratulate them for their academic dedication and achievements, and we wish them the best as they complete their education and begin their careers in the profession.”

The PCAOB, a nonprofit corporation that oversees auditors of issuers and broker-dealers, has awarded academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate accounting students since 2011.

For more information, please contact Haley Topliff at the Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business Administration, at (509) 313-7047.