Amount: $12,000

Sponsor: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Open Date: Mar 01, 2017
Close Date: May 24, 2017


The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.

Program Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • a) Applied to an AACSB, ACBSP or IACBE accredited doctoral program and awaiting word on acceptance; b) been accepted into a doctoral program; or c) already matriculated in a doctoral program and pursuing appropriate coursework. (Fellowships will be awarded to only those who are admitted and attend traditional, residential, full-time doctoral programs in accounting at universities accredited by the AACSB, ACBSP and IACBE. Part-time, on-line, and executive programs will not be funded.)
  • Earned a Master’s Degree or completed at least 3 years of full-time experience in the accounting profession
  • Minority student of Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; or Native American ethnicity
  • Attend school on a full-time basis and plan to remain enrolled full-time until attainment of doctoral degree
  • Agree not to work full-time in a paid position or accept responsibility for teaching more than one course per semester as a teaching assistant, or dedicate more than one quarter of your time as a research assistant
  • CPA or plan to pursue CPA licensure
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) 


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