Michael Paz, a LeBow College doctoral student in accounting, has been awarded a $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years.
Paz, whose research interests include behavioral research focused on judgment and decision making and managerial accounting, began his doctoral studies at LeBow in 2010. Hsihui Chang, chaired KPMG professor of accounting and head of the Accounting Department, says “Michael is making great progress toward developing research ideas and did an exceptional job in presenting his first year paper to the faculty.”
Bernard J. Milano, president of the KPMG Foundation, says Paz has “demonstrated that dedication, hard work and ambition pay off. Like all our scholarship recipients, he is key to our country’s future, and we look forward to following his success after graduation.”
The KPMG Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship program aims to further increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students in accounting, and is part of a larger commitment by the KPMG Foundation to increase minority representation not only in accounting programs at colleges and universities, but in the American work force. Since 1994, the KPMG Foundation has awarded over $10 million to 297 scholars pursuing doctorate degrees as part of its ongoing commitment to increase the representation of minority students and professors in business schools. Today, 194 of those scholarship recipients have successfully completed their doctoral program and are professors at universities throughout the country.