100% tuition funding available for graduate accounting programs

Research shows that businesses with diverse leadership perform better. It also shows that diverse teams are more innovative, better at problem solving, more likely to capture new markets, and an inclusion strategy in the workplace is key to retaining diverse talent. Together, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and the Deloitte Foundation seek to champion new talent and provide students with diverse perspectives and experience with the financial support to explore the possibilities of a career in public accountancy.

If you have a demonstrated knowledge and appreciation for both the benefits and challenges faced in building and maintaining diverse teams in the workplace and believe you can bring a unique perspective to the accounting field, apply today for a full scholarship to D'Amore-McKim's MS in Accounting or MS in Accounting/MBA programs.

What is the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program?

To support a diverse student population and help strengthen the pipeline of diverse CPA talent, D'Amore-McKim School of Business and the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program (DFASP) will cover 100% of tuition (excluding books and living expenses) for selected students interested in pursuing a master's degree in accounting.

Who is eligible?

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited College or University in the United States or having recently completed an undergraduate bachelor's at such institution. Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • Displaying a strong academic track record; minimum of 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale). 
  • Possessing US citizenship or permanent resident status. 
  • Having an interest in pursuing a career in public accounting and obtaining their CPA, but not presently a CPA.
  • Being able to matriculate into D'Amore-McKim MS in Accounting or MS in Accounting/MBA in late May 2024 and complete the program no later than August 2025.
  • In the spirit of supporting a diverse student population—and ultimately a diverse workforce in the field of public accounting—applicants are encouraged to demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation for the challenges faced in building diverse cohesive teams in the field of public accountancy, as well as any experiences related to such issues.  Applicants are encouraged to highlight a variety of differentiators (e.g. being a first-generation college student; having to navigate the demands of financial aid packages; or lacking a community affiliation with the accounting profession) and how those can contribute to invigorating a professional environment.

In evaluating each student's application, the University shall consider a student's personal statement, academic work, campus activities, and community service related to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues relevant to the field of public accountancy. The University shall consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other status prohibited or disfavored by law.

How does one apply for the Accounting Scholars Program?

Interested candidates can apply directly to the Summer 2024 MS in Accounting or MS in Accounting/MBA program. The D'Amore-McKim Admissions Committee will evaluate applicants for this scholarship.

Selected candidates must matriculate to our full-time MS in Accounting/MBA or MS in Accounting beginning in late May 2024 and complete the program no later than August 2025.

The application deadline is November 15, 2023, for Round 1, and February 15, 2024, for Round 2.

How many applicants are selected each year?

A limited number of fellowships will be awarded to top applicants.

What costs are covered by this scholarship?

100% of tuition costs excluding books and living expenses.

When are award notifications given?

Scholarship awards are shared at the time of admission.

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