Undergraduate Mentoring Program

The Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. Undergraduate Mentoring Program aims to connect undergraduate college students of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian descent with experienced graduate students and seasoned Accountants to share academic and professional career advice. 

Undergraduate

The Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. (FAMA) aims to bridge the gap and increase representation in minority communities and the field of accounting.  Our ultimate goal is to open doors of opportunity for BIPOC students in the world of accountancy as we advance the field into the 21st century.

The Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. will provide mentorship to selected undergraduate students of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian descent who are interested in an undergraduate degree in the field of accounting.  Mentees will receive support with homework, tutoring, and guidance in finding employment.

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Requirements

𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬:

  • Applicant must be an African-American, Hispanic, and/or Asian student

  • Applicant must attend a college/university and reside in the United States

  • Applicant must be seeking an Accounting degree at a college/university

𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬:
The applicant will be required to submit an application form, two (2) letters of recommendation, a resume, a photo, and write an essay to be considered for the program. A transcript will also be required.

The essay must include answers to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in the FAMA Undergraduate Mentoring Program?

  • What would you like out of your relationship with your Mentor?

  • The essay should be double-spaced and a minimum of six hundred (600) words.

 

𝐋𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:

  • A college/university faculty member; written on the school’s original letterhead (mandatory)

  • A place of employment from a manager; written on the organization's original letterhead (or)

  • A community service organization; written on the organization’s original letterhead (or)

  • A personal recommendation from someone other than a relative

Deadline and Process

𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞:
The completed application and supporting documents must be submitted by 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 to be considered for the mentoring program.

 

After this date, no applications will be accepted.

𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬:

  • The FAMA Mentorship Committee will review each application received by the deadline

  • The FAMA Mentorship Committee will choose applicants to advance to the interview

  • The FAMA Mentorship Committee will interview each chosen applicants

  • The FAMA Mentorship Committee will select the Undergraduate Mentoring Program participants

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