Business Students Earn Coveted Scholarships

OC’s Samantha Cowan was one of just 167 students from across the nation to receive a prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

The merit-based scholarships are intended to encourage students who demonstrate high ethical standards to pursue careers in audit and accounting.

Cowan is a junior accounting major from Tipton, Oklahoma. She is part of OC’s Honors Program and is a member of the Who’s Who in Colleges of Business.

Jake Weith, a finance and accounting double major, won a Gerdau scholarship worth $2,500 and renewable for up to four years. The Arlington, Texas, native is one of two winners from Texas and one of 15 just winners from North America. 

The scholarship, open to children of Gerdau steel manufacturer employees, is offered to students who placed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference. Weith placed second in Personal Finance Literacy at the international competition in Orlando, Florida.

Fall 2017

View more stories from the Fall 2017 issue of Vision magazine.