3 Graduate Business Students Awarded Prestigious National, Local Scholarships
Local and national organizations recognized the academic promise of three Satish &
Yasmin Gupta College of Business students this summer.
Tasia Williams, a Master of Science student in accounting, was one of only 102 students
nationally to receive a $10,000 merit scholarship from the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board. The scholarship program is intended to encourage students to pursue
an auditing career.
The Texas Business Hall of Fame selected Sophie Healy Roth (at right), an MBA student
and college of business admission advisor, to receive a $10,000 scholarship and recognition
as one of Texas' outstanding business students. Roth shares the honor with 30 other
As part of the award, scholarship recipients are invited to attend the 2014 Texas
Business Hall of Fame induction dinner in November in Dallas. There they will be able
to meet and network with Hall of Fame members and the 2014 inductees, including Texas
Health Resources CEO Douglas Hawthorne and Kelcy Warren, CEO and chairman of Energy
"I'm excited to get connected with accomplished peers from across the state and to
have an opportunity to network with high-profile business leaders in the community,"
said Roth. "I think the real reward is to be named a member of this excellent organization."
Finally, Mahmudur Haque, a master of science in accounting student and vice president
of the Accounting and Finance Society, has been awarded the Institute of Management
Accountants' Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Program Scholarship, a comprehensive
package of benefits enabling him to study for and take the CMA exam, one of the most
prestigious management accounting certifications, demonstrating the recipient's expertise
in financial planning and analysis and his commitment to ethics.