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Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2021 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

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

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb 8, 2021 — 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 2021 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

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

  •  Leonardo Barcellos, Emory University
  • Natasha Bernhardt, Cornell University
  • Rachel Flam, Texas A&M University
  • Jung Min Kim, University of Pennsylvania
  • Trent Krupa, University of Connecticut
  • Anish Sharma, Indiana University
  • Danye Wang, New York University
  • Karneisha Wolfe, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Xue (Sue) Yang, Michigan State University
  • Michael Yip, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

“Supporting future educators is a critical step in strengthening the quantity and quality of accounting professors,” said Erin Scanlon, Deloitte Foundation president. “As the Deloitte Foundation helps these Ph.D. students complete their academic career journey, they can make a significant impact on the thousands of students they will teach over time, who will in turn become the next generation of business leaders.”

Each year, more than 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship. A selection committee composed of four eminent accounting educators chose this year’s recipients from 60 applicants nominated by accounting faculty of their school. More than 1,100 future educators have been awarded this fellowship since the program’s inception in 1956.

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 next generation of diverse business leaders, 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 high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and educators. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation.

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

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