Who Can Apply: Bill believed that the best way to encourage the next generation of CPAs was to put educators in the classroom with relevant and recent real-world experience. The AICPA Foundation created the William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarship to honor his passion and continue his legacy by providing financial assistance to CPAs pursuing their Ph.D.
The scholarship provides a one-time annual award of $10,000 to five outstanding accounting Ph.D. candidates who demonstrate significant potential to become mentors for the next generation of CPAs.
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
- CPA required
- Have minimum three years of professional accounting experience, with a portion of that experience being within the last three years at the time of enrollment
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
- Earned an undergraduate or a master’s degree in accounting
- Have a GMAT score of 650 or higher or an equivalent GRE score (must be less than 5 years old)
- Be in the second year of and in good standing within current Ph.D. program
- Intend to teach and research at a U.S. AACSB accredited university upon graduation
- Have either:
- Applied to a full-time accounting Ph.D. program and awaiting word on acceptance
- Received acceptance into a full-time accounting Ph.D. program
- Matriculated in a full-time accounting doctoral program and pursuing appropriate coursework
Deadline: March 1, 2021