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The Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2020 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

Grants totaling $250,000 awarded to 10 Ph.D. candidates

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 27, 2020 — The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates across the U.S. through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award is intended to support the 2020 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

This year’s recipients and the institutions they attend are:

  • Natalie Berfeld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bethany A. Brumley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Aishwarrya Deore, Michigan State University 
  • William Michael Docimo, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vivek Pandey, University of Southern California
  • Daniel Charles Rimkus, University of Texas at Austin
  • Linette M. Rousseau, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Delia F. Valentine, Virginia Tech
  • James D. Warren, University of Georgia
  • Daniel Yang, The Ohio State University

“Growing the pipeline as well as strengthening the quantity and quality of accounting professors is critical to developing the next generation of future leaders,” said Kathy Shoztic, Deloitte Foundation executive director. “The 2020 Fellows will join more than 1,000 accounting Ph.D. candidates who have received this award over the past 50 years. The Foundation is proud to continue our tradition of supporting these future educators who will in turn make a significant impact on the thousands of students they will teach over time.”

Each year, approximately 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship. This year, 45 students applied who were nominated by the accounting faculty of their school. A selection committee composed of four eminent accounting educators chose this year’s recipients.

About the Deloitte Foundation

The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefiting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and educators. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation.

About Deloitte

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 5,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Now celebrating 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte’s more than 312,000 people worldwide make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com.

Media contact:

Wendy Berk
Public Relations
Deloitte Services LP
+1 617 449 5071

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