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The Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2017 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

$250,000 in grants awarded to 10 Ph.D. candidates

STAMFORD, Conn. Mar. 6, 2017 — The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award will support the 2017 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertations.

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

  • Hailey B. Ballew, The Ohio State University
  • Andrea K. Down, University of Michigan
  • Raphael Duguay, University of Chicago
  • Michael T. Durney, Cornell University
  • Nicholas M. Guest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Robert H. Hills, Duke University
  • Kevin C. Smith, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica C. Watkins, Indiana University
  • Edward M. Watts, Stanford University
  • Chengi Zhu, New York University

“Growing the pipeline of accounting educators is critical to developing future talent and strengthening the accounting profession. The Doctoral Fellowship grants provide financial support to assist accounting Ph.D. candidates complete the requirements to become an accounting professor,” said Tonie Leatherberry, president, Deloitte Foundation. “This is just one of many foundation programs that are helping to advance education.”

Each year, approximately 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship. Student applicants are 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, benefitting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and educators. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation.

Media contact:

Wendy Berk
Public Relations
+1 617 922 1148

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