BBA Fellows

The Paton Fellow Scholarship Program

In 2013, the Paton Fellow Scholarship Program was established to encourage and influence Ross BBAs to consider an accounting-related career.

Each year, 20 Ross BBA sophomores are chosen as Junior Paton Fellows. At the time of application, they must have completed one semester at Ross, as well as ACC 300 and be enrolled in ACC 301. Most applicants are unsure of their career path at the time of submission. As part of their application, they must submit a 300-word essay addressing the question: “What is the role of an accountant in today’s business realm? Even if you don’t intend to pursue a career in public accounting, how would you thrive in this role?”

If students selected as Junior fellows achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.8 in the fall term of their junior year, they are automatically promoted to Senior Fellow. If Senior Fellows decide to pursue admission to the MAcc program and maintain a 3.8 cumulative GPA at the time of application, they are guaranteed MAcc Program tuition assistance of at least $15,000 if admitted to the program.