Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program

Recipients of this award receive full tuition via scholarships awarded by both the Deloitte Foundation and the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The scholarship program provides financial support to help fund scholarships for students interested in pursuing Smith’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and helps students to meet the 150 credit hour requirement for CPA eligibility. In the spirit of supporting a racially and ethnically diverse student population and to strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent entering the CPA profession, the scholarship program endeavors to consider applicants from underrepresented demographic groups in the field of public accountancy.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled in a Historically Black College University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), or other accredited college, or university in the United States
  • Pursuing an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in accounting from an accredited program
  • Strong academic track record; minimum of 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in public accounting and obtaining their CPA, but not presently a CPA
  • Eligible to receive federal student aid
  • Must meet the standards for admission into a Deloitte Foundation selected AACSB accredited college/university master’s program in accounting, master’s of tax program or master’s of accounting program with concentration in audit, advisory or tax 
  • Selected participants must matriculate to the Smith School’s MSA program for the duration of the 2024-2025 academic school year (August 2024 through May 2025) and complete such program in May 2025

Thank you for your interest in the Smith School’s MSA and Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars programs. Students interested in being considered for this award must do two things by March 15, 2024: 1) apply for admission to Smith’s MSA program for the upcoming fall semester and 2) submit this form. 


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