AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

Amount: $12,000

Sponsor: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Open Date: Mar 01, 2019
Close Date: May 15, 2019
Close Time: 11:59 a.m.

Timezone: US/Eastern

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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 Ph.D. scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.

Program Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applied to an AACSB, ACBSP or IACBE accredited Ph.D. program and awaiting word on acceptance; b) been accepted into a Ph.D. program; or c) already matriculated in a Ph.D. 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 Ph.D., on-line Ph.D., DBA and executive doctoral 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; Native American or Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Attend school on a full-time basis and plan to remain enrolled full-time until attainment of Ph.D. 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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