Paton Fellows

The Paton Fellow Scholarship Program

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

Each year, based upon available funding, rising University of Michigan 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, ACC 302, 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?”

Junior & Senior Fellows

Junior Fellows: All first-year inductees
Senior Fellows: Junior Fellows who maintain a GPA of 3.3+ as a rising Senior

  • $500 book scholarship per fall and winter term
  • Membership pin
  • Invitation to the annual Paton Fellow Induction Ceremony, where you will have the opportunity to network with industry recruiters and leaders, as well as members of our distinguished Paton Advisory Board

Future Benefits
MAcc Scholars: Fellows admitted to the Ross MAcc program with a GPA of 3.5+ at the time of application

  • MAcc Scholarship assistance of at least $15,000
  • Invitation to the annual Paton Fellow Induction Ceremony


2020-2021 Honorary Paton Fellow Induction Ceremony