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Beacom School of Business Accounting Student Wins Reputable Scholarship

Sophia Lima was awarded a scholarship. Sophia Lima, a Beacom accounting student, was awarded a scholarship by the PCAOB.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Sophia Lima, a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business accounting student, was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

The PCAOB, which recently announced 332 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year, provides financial assistance to future accountants who are enrolled in either a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Nominated students must demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and exhibit high ethical standards.

“We are very pleased that Sophia has been selected to receive this prestigious scholarship in recognition for her great academic achievements,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the Beacom School of Business. “Her dedication and academic aptitude made her a great candidate for the scholarship.”


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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