Cameron University accounting student honored with national merit scholarship

Cameron University student Brett Burk has been honored with the Public Company Accountancy Oversight Board (PCAOB) Merit Scholarship, a significant monetary award that will be utilized to fund tuition, fees, books and supplies. He is one of 332 national recipients and is the only student at an Oklahoma regional university to be selected for the honor. Burk’s selection was based on his demonstrated interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing as well as his adherence to the highest ethical standards. 

“Balancing work, school and my young growing family is often difficult,” Burk says. “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies and worry less about that financial burden that comes with college tuition. In addition, this scholarship award has shown me that hard work and dedication to your future goals does pay off and is noticed.”

“We are extremely gratified that PCAOB has awarded this scholarship to Brett,” says Dr. John Courington, Chair, Department of Business. “This award is also evidence that PCAOB recognizes the high caliber of students we have at Cameron University.”

A resident of Lawton, Burk is pursuing a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He is currently a junior. He was nominated by members of CU’s accounting faculty.

The PCAOB scholarships are a direct result of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB are used to fund merit scholarships for students in accredited accounting degree programs. 

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September 12, 2018