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.
- Be one of the following:
- Applied to an AACSB, ACBSP or IACBE accredited, full-time Ph.D. program and awaiting word on acceptance
- been accepted into an accredited, full-time Ph.D. program
- already matriculated in an accredited, full-time Ph.D. program and pursuing appropriate coursework.
- Part-time or online Ph.D.; full-time, part-time, or online DBA; and full-time, part-time, or online executive doctoral programs will not be considered for funding.
- Also, have earned a Master’s degree or completed at least 3 years of full-time experience in the accounting profession
- Minority students of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian as well as Pacific Islander ethnicity are eligible
- In addition, attend school on a full-time basis and plan to remain enrolled full-time until the attainment of a 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
- Moreover, only U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) are eligible