MAcc Student Awarded FLAS FellowshipJason Wattier, a student in Fisher’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program, has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year by Ohio State’s Office of International Affairs and the Graduate School.
The fellowship is a U.S. Department of Education funded language and area study award granted to graduate or professional students who are pursuing an advanced degree in programs with emphasis in area studies.
Wattier is one of only three Fisher students to receive the FLAS Fellowship from Ohio State during the current funding cycle from 2006-2010. Wattier, who has completed the MAcc program requirements and passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam, will defer his graduation until June of 2010 to further his Fisher education by intensely studying Japanese and Japan-related studies.
By learning a second language, Wattier hopes to enhance his ability to be successful in the area of international business. Upon completion of the FLAS Fellowship and graduation, Wattier will join the international public accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
“One of the things that appealed to me about the MAcc program at Fisher was this it was not just an accounting program, but a program that allowed me the opportunity to become a more well-rounded, eclectic participant and agent in the commerce of the world,” Wattier said. “We are not accountants, CFOs, or marketing specialists that are ushered out in the world, but simply people with different titles attempting to co-exist with each other and make the world a better place.”
MAcc students receive national accounting scholarships
Three of the 10 recipients awarded the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' scholarships across the nation are Fisher MAcc students. Joshua Anderson, Blayne Lowary and Kelly Schleppi were awarded the John L. Carey Scholarship.
The scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA designation. Ten $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually.