Accenture Awards Scholarships to Eleven Exceptional American Indian Students; Scholarships Provide More Than $110,000 to Support Graduate and Undergraduate Education.
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or Native American or Amerindian or indigenous American
Any member of the various aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere, with the exception of the Eskimos (Inuit) and the Aleuts. students from across the United States will continue their education with the help of scholarship funding from Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund.
More than 100 students applied for this first annual Accenture scholarship program, which sought out the highest-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking degrees and careers in technology, professional and business fields. Candidates were evaluated based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability, and a commitment to the American Indian culture and community. Candidates were also required to provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian/ Alaskan Native tribe.
"Accenture is delighted to contribute to the higher education of these exceptional women and men," said Kedrick Adkins, Accenture's Chief Diversity Officer. "While there were many deserving candidates, these 11 students stood out as future leaders in the American Indian community."
Three Accenture Scholars will receive undergraduate scholarships toward completing four-year baccalaureate degrees:
--Samuel Kohn, (Crow Tribe) of Billings, Montana, will attend Dartmouth College
--James Lays Bad, (Oglala Lakota Tribe) of Porcupine, South Dakota Porcupine is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shannon County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 407 at the 2000 census. Geography
Porcupine is located at (43.262380, -102.347660)GR1. , will attend the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
--Cassandra Toledo, (Jemez Pueblo Tribe) of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico Jemez Pueblo (IPA: [ˈheɪməs]) is a Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, this census-designated place population was 1,953. , will attend the University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service.
Three Accenture Fellows will receive graduate scholarships towards completing advanced or professional degrees:
--Wizipan Garriott, (Sicangu Lakota Tribe) of Washington, DC, will attend the University of Arizona
--Melissa Holder, (Winnebago Tribe) of Lawrence, Kansas, will attend the University of Kansas The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. The main campus resides atop Mount Oread.
--Jarrid Whitney, (Six Nations Cayuga Tribe) of Redwood, California, will attend Harvard University
Accenture named five finalists as part of the program. These finalists will also receive funding toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Undergraduate finalist award recipients are:
--Clinton Morgan, (Choctaw Tribe) of Poteau, Oklahoma, attending Washington University
--Seth Pearman, (Cheyenne River Lakota Tribe) of Eagle Butte, South Dakota Eagle Butte is a city in South Dakota, United States. The population was 619 at the 2000 census. Geography
Eagle Butte is located at (44.996502, -101.235875)GR1. , attending University of South Dakota Nomenclature
--Kelsey Young, (Miami Tribe) of Claremore, Oklahoma, attending Miami University
Graduate finalist award recipients are:
--Glenna Stumblingbear, (Kiowa Tribe) of Anadarko, Oklahoma, attending Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University, at Stillwater; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1890, opened 1891 as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1957.
--Delvin Yazzie, (Navajo Tribe) of Tucson, Arizona, attending the University of Arizona
In addition to the scholarships, these recipients will be eligible for summer internships with Accenture as first-year graduate students or junior-year undergraduate students.
Accenture partnered with the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC AIGC American Indian Graduate Center
AIGC Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir (Arcata, California) ) to administer the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund. "Accenture is helping us develop and empower American Indian citizens - preparing them to participate in the constructive revitalization of their respective American Indian communities," said Norbert S. Hill, Jr., AIGC executive director.
These scholarships are one part of Accenture's commitment to the American Indian community in the United States and part of its global corporate citizenship Corporate Citizenship
The extent to which businesses are socially responsible in meeting legal, ethical and economic responsibilities placed on them by shareholders. The aim it to create higher standards of living and quality of life in the community in which it operates, while program. Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund was created in September 2004, at the same time that Accenture played a role in the opening of Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian National Museum of the American Indian, institution devoted to the collection, preservation, and presentation of the culture of the indigenous populations of the Western Hemisphere, a division of the Smithsonian Institution. in Washington, DC. Accenture acts as a management consultant and information technology services advisor to the museum.
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About the American Indian Graduate Center
The American Indian Graduate Center was founded in 1969 as American Indian Scholarships, Inc. The American Indian Graduate Center is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Native Americans pursuing graduate and professional degrees in all fields of study at all colleges. In 2001, the American Indian Graduate Center created the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars organization to administer the American Indian/Alaska Native component of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMSP GMSP Global Multi-Mission Service Platform (space concept)
GMSP Graphic Management Specialty Products ), which selects 150 incoming freshmen, per year, who are pursuing undergraduate degree and funding a total of 600 students each year. The 2004-2005 academic year, the two programs and the AIGC private scholarship endowments and funds will award more than 1,000 scholarships, totaling more than $7,000,000 to both graduate and undergraduate students. Visit www.aigcs.org for more information.