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​Esther R. Sawyer Student Award

​Esther R. Sawyer Student Award


The Internal Audit Foundation Board of Trustees established this award in June 2000 as a tribute to the memory of Esther R. Sawyer and her contributions to and support of the profession of internal auditing. The award was funded through a generous contribution to the Foundation by the Sawyer family. Although Esther Sawyer was not an internal auditor, she was a gracious ambassador who enjoyed explaining the role of modern internal auditing to those she met. She also edited manuscripts, speeches, and textbooks on the subject. She was an advocate for internal audit curricula in colleges and universities and promoted internal auditing as a lifetime career.

Previous Award Winners

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Future Awards

The Esther R. Sawyer Student Award program is currently under revision.

A new program will launch in the second half of 2022. Stay tuned for more information.

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