The Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program (DFASP) is part of Deloitte’s MADE (Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable) commitment. Over the next six years, the DFASP expects to fund $30 million in scholarships for students pursuing a fifth-year master’s degree program in accounting from select Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited colleges/universities, in an effort to increase the representation of racially and ethnically diverse students in these programs. The school and the Deloitte Foundation will fund 100% of tuition, excluding books and living expenses for selected students.
“As leaders in the accounting profession, I believe it’s our responsibility to enable the change we want to see—in this case, taking concrete steps to create racial and ethnic diversity. I am optimistic about the impact this program will have on those pursuing a career in accounting and excited about creating pathways for the next generation of diverse business leaders.” Steve Kimble, chair and CEO of Deloitte of Tax LLP
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be collected in spring, with scholarships granted in 2022. Interested students should apply for admission to Prairie View A&M University or other Prairie View A&M University College of Business supports Deloitte’s MADE commitment to increase the representation of diverse students in accounting, and help strengthen the pipeline of diverse CPA talent. As part of the collaboration, full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to three MS in Accounting students for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program criteria:
- Currently enrolled in a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), or other accredited college or university in the United States
- Pursuing an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in accounting at a college or university that has an accredited program in accounting
- Strong academic track record; minimum 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Must meet the standards for admission into a Deloitte Foundation selected AACSB accredited college/university fifth-year master’s program in accounting
- Have an interest in pursuing a career in public accounting and obtaining the CPA, but not presently a CPA
Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be posted here: https://www.pvamu.edu/business/departments/accounting-finance-mis/accounting-dual-degree-program/accounting-scholarships/
The deadline to apply for the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program is April 30, 2022.
“I couldn’t be more hopeful about the future of the accounting profession—racial and ethnic diversity is an essential part of that future. Accounting is a fascinating career, providing strong job security, high income levels, and many avenues to leadership.”Lara Abrash, CEO of Deloitte’s US Audit & Assurance business
Source: Prairie View A&M University Newsdesk