Nicholas Lopez earns Scholarship at Montclair State

Parsippany resident Nicholas Lopez

PARSIPPANY — The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced the recipients of $10,000 merit-based scholarships that are intended to encourage accounting students to pursue careers in audit.

Nicholas Lopez has been selected as this year’s recipient of the $10,000 PCAOB Scholarship at Montclair State University’s 2018 Accounting and Finance Award Ceremony. Nicholas is a Graduate of Parsippany Hills High School Class of 2015.

Nicholas and his mom, Mabette Lopez

This year, the PCAOB will provide an award to one student at 167 colleges and universities. This is the seventh year the PCAOB has funded the scholarships.

“This award continues to provide financial assistance to future accountants and we hope it inspires them to pursue a career in auditing and advance investor protection,” said PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty. “The achievements of nearly 600 students have been recognized since the inception of the scholarship program.”

The PCAOB scholarship program was created to identify students eligible for the scholarships and award the funds through the students’ educational institutions.

Each participating educational institution nominates a scholarship recipient from students enrolled in its accounting degree programs. To qualify, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in accounting at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • Demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards

Nicholas is an Assistant Manager and Server at Parsippany IHOP.