Accenture Opens Application Process for 2009 Scholarship Fund for American Indian Students

NEW YORK; March 31, 2009 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is now accepting applications for its scholarship fund program for American Indian students.

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund, which is part of the company’s commitment to growing and developing talent in the communities where our people live and work, supports students with financial need entering fields of professional study.

“Now in its fifth year, the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund continues to be a lifeline for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars seeking higher education and requiring financial assistance,” said Randy Willis, senior executive sponsor of Accenture’s American Indian interest group.

In 2009, Accenture will award three types of scholarships to high-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking degrees and careers in fields of study including various engineering, computer science, operations management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to preserving American Indian culture and communities and proof of enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribe.

The deadline to submit a 2009-2010 application is May 1 for undergraduates and June 1 for graduates. Specific eligibility criteria for the scholarships include the following. A successful candidate must:

In addition to the funding, scholarship recipients are eligible for summer internships with Accenture, as first-year graduate students or junior-year undergraduate students.

For more information on how to apply for these Accenture sponsored scholarships, visit:
About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 181,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is

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