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    AICPA Foundation Fellowship for Accounting Doctoral Students

    Offered by AICPA Institute

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 26, 2024
    23 awards worth

    $15,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Application deadline:

    June 15, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Have you applied or been accepted to a full-time AACSB accounting Ph.D. or DBA program, hold CPA licensure, and have intent to teach and research at a U.S. accredited university upon graduation? If so, the AICPA Foundation Fellowship for Accounting Doctoral Students may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the Fellowship awards $15,000 to 23 AACSB accounting students who intend to teach and research at a university in the U.S. upon graduation. The fellowship may be renewed for up to three consecutive years from the initial award. Priority will be given to applicants of diverse ethnic backgrounds and underrepresented ethnic minorities in the accounting profession, but students of any ethnic background may apply.

    If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About AICPA Institute

    The AICPA has supported accounting students for more than 130 years. One of the ways they do this is through their scholarship program, which offers educational funding for accounting students at all stages - from high school seniors about to enter college to CPAs pursuing their Ph.D. The AICPA Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships, grants and fellowships to hundreds of students each year, with recipients receiving on average $5,000 towards their education.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Race/Ethnicity

    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

    Academic Interest

    Accounting

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) have CPA licensure, (2) have matriculated into an AACSB-accredited full-time accounting Ph.D. or DBA program, (3) have at least one year left in their program, (4) have intent to teach and research at a U.S. accredited university upon graduation, and (5) have either applied to a full-time AACSB accounting Ph.D. or DBA program or already been accepted to one.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact AICPA Institute at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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