Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Founded in 1975 and active on more than 1,400 college and university campuses in 45 countries, SIFE is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to provide college and university students the opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.
- KPMG Foundation has a multiyear investment in SIFE of $50,000 annually, and worldwide, KPMG practices provide more than $250,000 annually.
- KPMG partners and senior managers actively participate as judges at SIFE regional, national, and World Cup competitions.
- KPMG partner Shaun Kelly and Foundation president, Bernie Milano, serve on SIFE's executive committee and board of directors.
- KPMG International member-firm partners serve as chairmen and board members for SIFE in other countries.
For more information, contact SIFE World Headquarters at 1-800-677-SIFE, or visit www.sife.org.
NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION
KPMG Foundation's strategic collaboration with the National Academy
Foundation (NAF) embodies our belief in expanding horizons, and our
alignment with KPMG LLP's corporate responsibility.
NAF is a leader in preparing young people for college and career
success. With a focus on industry-focused curricula,
work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise,
it has grown since 1982 to 500 business academies serving more than 50,000
students, mostly in urban areas. About 90 percent of these students
graduate high school and four out of five NAF students go on to college
or other post-secondary education.
In addition to committing financial support, KPMG Foundation launched a
comprehensive, cross-platform alliance with NAF in fiscal 2011 to
strengthen high school accounting education at NAF's finance academies
Through this collaboration, volunteer KPMG professionals inject industry
relevance into the classroom. They share their knowledge with students
through job shadowing, mock interviews, guest-speaking, and
Reaching further, the Foundation engaged volunteer accounting professors
who are alumni of The PhD Project,
to provide professional guidance to NAF's accounting curriculum.
Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship Program (BAP)
This honorary organization encourages community involvement for Financial Information students and professionals. The KPMG Foundation awards $40,000 per year to be shared by "superior" chapters and $37,500 for gold chapter awards. The Foundation also provides a $10,000 grant to offset expenses for BAP's annual Student Community Service Day. KPMG has been the leading financial supporter of Beta Alpha Psi for several decades.
For more information visit www.bap.org/ships/index.htm.
Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships
The KPMG Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships aim to further increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students. The scholarships provide the funding for them to see their dreams come to fruition.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the Foundation awarded $10,000 scholarships to 12 minority accounting doctoral students. Eight of these new recipients will begin their accounting doctoral program in 2012 and four are already in programs. There are 35 doctoral students who have had their scholarships renewed for 2012-2013, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 47. To date, KPMG Foundation’s total commitment to the scholarship program exceeds $10.5 million.
Financial support often determines whether a motivated student can meet the escalating costs of higher education. For most of those students, a return to school means giving up a lucrative job. For some, acceptance in a doctoral program means an expensive relocation. Still others need enough time to study without the burden of numerous part-time jobs.
Eligibility Requirements for the 2013-2014 academic year:
In order to apply for this scholarship, you must be:
- African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native American;
- A U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card);
- Enrolled, on campus, in a full time AACSB accredited, Accounting business doctoral program in the U.S. by September 2012
Terms of the Scholarship
- $10,000 annual scholarship, eligible for annual renewal - cumulative total scholarship amount not to exceed $50,000.
- These funds are not meant to replace funds that might normally be made available by the doctoral granting institution. Therefore, The KPMG Foundation recommends that the institution provide the following:
- $5,000 annual stipend unrelated to assistantships
- Teaching and research assistantships
- Waiver of tuition and fees
The application consists of the following items:
Send your application package to the following address to arrive by May 1, 2013:
- A completed copy of the Application Form click here (please print legibly or type)
- A brief cover letter, explaining your reason for pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting
- A copy of your most current resume
- Copies of your undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
- Proof of your matriculation status (e.g. letter of acceptance)
KPMG Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Program
Attention Joanne Berry
Three Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
The PhD Project
The mission of The PhD Project is "to increase the diversity of business school faculty by attracting African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans to business doctoral programs and providing a network of support during their doctoral programs."
In pursuit of its mission and objectives, The PhD Project reaches out to bright, highly motivated minority individuals, encouraging them to consider doctoral studies in business and careers as business professors. KPMG Foundation is the founder, lead sponsor, and administrator of The PhD Project.
Since its inception in 1994, the Project has tripled the number of minority business professors.
The PhD Project Doctoral Students Associations (DSAs) help sustain a high level of commitment and sense of connection among minority doctoral students in business through networking, joint research opportunities, peer support, and mentoring. As a result, 92 percent of DSA members have completed or are continuing in their doctoral programs, compared with 70 percent among doctoral candidates generally. AACSB International reports that 67 percent of those who earn business doctorates are in teaching positions. For The PhD Project, that number is an astounding 99 percent!
For more information about The PhD Project and its Doctoral Students Associations, visit www.phdproject.org.
The KPMG Foundation is the sole sponsor of the following prestigious academic conferences throughout the academic year, which include:
- American Accounting Association - Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium
- American Accounting Association - Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting
- American Accounting Association - Information Systems Mid-Year Meeting
- American Accounting Association - Information Systems Doctoral Consortium
- American Accounting Association - International Section Mid-Year Meeting
- American Accounting Association - International Section Doctoral Consortium
- American Tax Association Mid-Year Meeting
- American Tax Association Doctoral Consortium
- Michigan State University Global Management Accounting Research Conference (sponsor of U.S. conference only)
- New York University Journal of Accounting, Audit and Finance Conference
- University of Chicago Journal of Accounting Research Conference
- University of Illinois Audit Research Symposium
- University of North Carolina/Duke "Accounting Camp"
- University of North Carolina Tax Policy Symposium
Each sponsorship, while modest in amount, allows each program to have a greater impact on many faculty members who in turn improve their ability to impart knowledge and skills to tens of thousands of students.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students — dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
Our grant of $50,000 enables this organization to improve its programs and reach those universities and their students. For more information, visit www.compact.org.
Matching Gifts Program
In the Matching Gifts Program, KPMG LLP partners and employees come together as one to provide funding to their alma maters so that these institutions can provide an enhanced educational experience to their students.
Matching gifts help support faculty research, attendance at academic conferences, and the many other needs of faculty, business schools, and universities at large.
Higher education propels the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. At the root is a very important individual: the professor. The KPMG Foundation acknowledges the central role faculty play in the academic process through the KPMG Professorships.
KPMG Foundation established and continues to fund, mainly through the Matching Gift Program, professorships at nationally recognized business schools, beginning with four in 1974 and growing to 52. They are:
Stephen K. Asare
University of Florida
University of Iowa
Stanley F. Biggs
University of Connecticut
John Carroll University
Frank A. Buckless
North Carolina State University
Carolyn M. Callahan
University of Memphis
Donald R. Chambers
Paul A Copley
James Madison University
D. Larry Crumbley
Louisiana State University
Dan S. Deines
Kansas State University
Samir M. El-Gazzar
N. Allen Ford
University of Kansas
Arthur J. Francia
University of Houston
Alexander L. Gabbin
James Madison University
John C. Gardner
University of New Orleans
Inder K. Khurana
University of Missouri Columbia
Larry N. Killough
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wayne R. Landsman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
William N. Lanen
University of Michigan
Robert C. Lipe
University of Oklahoma
Pennsylvania State University
Laureen A. Maines
M. Herschel Mann
Texas Tech University
University of New Orleans
Robert G. May
University of Texas at Austin
Arizona State University
Thomas J. Phillips Jr.
Louisiana Tech University
Thomas F. Schaefer
University of Notre Dame
Sandra W. Shelton
Pamela A. Smith
Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Kevin R. Stocks
Brigham Young University
Jerry R. Strawser
Texas A&M University
University of Southern California
University of Central Florida
C. William Thomas
Rutgers State University
W. Mark Wilder
University of Mississippi
Susan Perry Williams
University of Virginia
Joni C. Young
University of New Mexico
The following professorships are unfilled: in certain cases endowment earnings have been temporarily designated, with KPMG Foundation approval, for other purposes: College of William and Mary, Florida State University, Georgia State University, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, the University of Utah and St. Peteršs College.
Points of Light Institute
In 2000, KPMG Foundation amended its charter to provide funding to organizations that enhance community volunteerism. The Points of Light Institute and the Volunteer Center National Network provide opportunities for businesses, professionals, and others to give back to their communities. Through a variety of programs and services, it engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities.
KPMG Foundation is lead sponsor of The Extra Mile-National Volunteer Pathway.
The Points of Light Institute encourages corporate and individual volunteerism through its relationship with the Volunteer Center National Network. Our grant enables them to enhance the volunteer work of thousands of companies and perhaps hundreds of thousands individuals. It's one grant having an impact on thousands of communities and, by extension, society itself.
For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org