The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants invites applications for the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students in the USA for the 2022/23 academic year.

The Fellowship ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. This is because the program’s goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment.

Worth of Award

For this reason, the Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting PhD scholars. These are scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.



To be eligible for this program, you must have

  • applied to an AACSB, ACBSP or IACBE accredited, full-time PhD program and awaiting word on acceptance;
  • been accepted into an accredited, full-time PhD program; or
  • already matriculated in an accredited, full-time PhD program and pursuing appropriate coursework.

You are equally expected to

  • have earned a Master’s degree or completed at least 3 years of full-time experience in the accounting profession
  • be a minority student of Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American or Native Alaskan; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • have attended school on a full-time basis and plan to remain enrolled full-time until attainment of a PhD degree
  • agree not to work full-time in a paid position or accept responsibility for teaching more than one course per semester as a teaching assistant, or dedicate more than one quarter of your time as a research assistant
  • possess a CPA or plan to pursue CPA licensure
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)

Very Important

Note that Part-time or online PhD; full-time, part-time or online DBA; and full-time, part-time or online executive doctoral programs will not be considered for funding.

How to Apply

To start your application, simply click here.

Deadline: May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. is the application deadline for the AICPA Fellowship .


Click here for more details and to apply