Scholarships & Honors

The Paton Scholarship Fund was created in 1955 and is permanently endowed at the University of Michigan. The fund is guided by the Paton Advisory Board, which is comprised of alumni and a Ross faculty member. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Ross School of Business.

The fund creates immeasurable opportunities for Michigan BBA and MAcc students. It allows them to experience Ross’ unique approach to accounting education, which goes beyond preparation for the CPA exam.

BBA Fellows

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

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MAcc Scholars

The MAcc Program has been going strong for more than 30 years! Our accounting curriculum culminates with real-world business applications, including:

  • The Ernst and Young Public Policy Symposium, a hands-on course delivered in
  • Washington, D.C. that explores the public policy of business and accounting
  • Participation in the Ross Leadership Initiative, a program that develops leadership skills
  • Full integration with the world-renowned Ross MBA

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PhD Scholars

Ross is the birthplace of modern accounting research. Our PhD Program continues to build on this tradition by developing the next generation of academic leaders who will produce work of lasting importance at the nation’s top research-orientated universities.

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Honorary Fellow Program

To enhance the Paton Fellow Program’s mission of encouraging Michigan Ross BBAs to explore a career in accounting, the Paton Center created the Honorary Paton Fellow Award to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the accounting industry.

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