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The Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2019 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

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

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 28, 2019 — 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 is intended to support the 2019 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

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

  • Blake Allen Steenhoven, Cornell University
  • Suzie Noh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Hari Ramasubramanian, Michigan State University
  • Jennifer L. Glenn, Texas A&M University
  • Ryan V. Hess, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Enrique A. Gomez, University of Georgia
  • Ryan D. Sommerfeldt, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • Petrus H. Ferreira, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Tanya S. Paul, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mary E. (Bull) Vernon, University of Wisconsin - Madison

“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 Tonie Leatherberry, president, Deloitte Foundation. “The financial support from the Foundation can help this year’s recipients complete their academic career journey and could have 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, 52 students applied – an increase of more than 70 percent from 2018 – 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 percent 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 to make an impact that matters — 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.

Media contact

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

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