The Paton Fellow Scholarship Program
In 2013, the Paton Fellow Scholarship Program was established to encourage and influence Michigan undergrad students to consider an accounting-related career.
Each year, based upon available funding, rising juniors or seniors are selected as Junior Paton Fellows. At the time of application, they are enrolled in the winter term of their sophomore or junior year and have completed ACC 300 or ACC 471. Most applicants are unsure of their career path at the time of submission. As part of their application, they 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 3.3 in the fall term of their junior year, they are automatically promoted to Senior Fellow. If graduating Fellows are admitted to the MAcc program and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application, they are guaranteed MAcc Program tuition assistance of at least $15,000 in the form of Graduate Student Instructor position, Graduate Student Staff Assistant position or Paton scholarship funding.