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The Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2014 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

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

Wilton, CT., February 11, 2014 — The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to ten top accounting Ph.D. candidates from the Deloitte Foundation's annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to high performing accounting doctoral students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award will support the 2014 recipients' final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

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

Recipient Institution
Jeremiah W. Bentley Cornell University
Nicole L. Cade University of Washington
Cassandra Estep University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Michele Frank University of Pittsburgh
Allison K. Nicoletti The Ohio State University
Kari J. Olsen University of Southern California
Daniel A. Saavendra Lux Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven Savoy University of Iowa
Yu Ting (Forester) Wong Columbia University
Christopher G. Yust University of Texas at Austin

"Since 1956, the Deloitte Foundation has proudly awarded fellowships to more than 1,000 accounting Ph.D. candidates," said Carol Lindstrom, president, Deloitte Foundation. "Since the fellows aim for careers in academia, the program plays a crucial role in contributing towards a pipeline of highly-skilled, qualified accounting faculty on campuses to educate our profession's next generation of talent and leaders. I congratulate all of the 2014 Fellowship recipients."

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.

About the Deloitte Foundation
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization which supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefitting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. For more information, please visit the Deloitte Foundation web page at

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