The Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2016 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

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

Feb 16, 2016, 08:30 ET from Deloitte Foundation

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 2016 recipients' final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation. 

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

- Jordan M. Bable

University of Pittsburgh

- Matthias Breuer

University of Chicago

- Kamber Hetrick

University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

- Ken Li

Stanford University

- Brian R. Monsen

The University of Texas at Austin

- Francis C. Murphy

University of Arizona

- James D. Omartian

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

- Heidi A. Packard

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

- Robert A. Raney

University of Washington

- Delphine Samuels

University of Pennsylvania

"The future success of the accounting profession depends on both the students of today and the professors of tomorrow," said Carol Lindstrom, president, Deloitte Foundation. "Since 1956, Deloitte Foundation fellowships have helped enable more than 1,000 Ph.D. candidates to earn their doctorate. Congratulations to this year's recipients for their outstanding achievements. I'm proud of the Deloitte Foundation for supporting these students as part of helping strengthen the accounting profession."

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.

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