Hannah Marcelino Accounting senior Hannah Marcelino has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each year, the PCAOB awards scholarships to exemplary undergraduate and graduate students through the PCAOB Scholar’s Program to use towards tuition and educational expenses.

To be eligible for the prestigious scholarship, students must demonstrate an aptitude in accounting, high ethical standards and perform well in their classes. Marcelino was selected for the scholarship for her involvement within numerous student accounting organizations and high GPA.

After graduation, Marcelino will begin the UAB Master of Accounting program. She has been offered a job with public accounting firm KPMG, set to begin after she completes the master’s program.

“Hannah has a great attitude and is always willing to help, with a smile on her face,” accounting instructor Eddie Nabors wrote in Marcelino’s nomination letter. “She has been a pleasure to have as a student and Beta Alpha Psi member. I am confident that funds invested in her future will bring a great return.”

Since 2015, the PCAOB has awarded four scholarships to Collat students. Other recipients include Sarik Patel, Holly Giang and LaKeisa Tinker for the 2015, 2018 and 2019 academic years, respectively.