Two VSCPA members are among the 22 students selected to receive the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Minority Doctoral Fellowship.
The fellowship, funded by the AICPA Foundation, awards $12,000 each to full-time minority accounting scholars who are on their way to becoming accounting educators.
VSCPA members Brandon Ater of Virginia Tech and Thomas Lewis Jr., CPA, of Virginia Commonwealth University were selected to receive the fellowship.
“One of the best ways to increase diversity in the profession is to ensure that young people who are considering accounting careers have access to CPAs from diverse backgrounds,” Kim Drumgo, AICPA director of diversity and inclusion and vice chair of the National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, said in a statement. “The Minority Doctoral Fellowship helps strengthen the pipeline of accounting educators and provides young people with role models and mentors in the classroom.”