November 01, 2013
Accenture’s American Indian Scholarship Fund Provides Scholarships to Students Pursuing Technology and Business Degrees
NEW YORK; Nov. 1, 2013 – Accenture today announced that it has awarded scholarships from the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund to seven American Indian students from across the United States. These scholarships will help the students continue their undergraduate education in technology and business and reflects Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which plans to equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
“These scholarships demonstrate Accenture’s commitment to building skills and giving back to the community,” said Randy Willis, Accenture managing director, sponsor of Accenture’s American Indian employee resource group and member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe. “On behalf of Accenture, I’d like to congratulate these seven high-performing students for their academic excellence and leadership in the American Indian community.”
The following undergraduate Accenture Scholars will receive scholarships towards completing four-year baccalaureate degrees:
- Damon Clark of the Navajo Nation and Farmington, NM – Harvard University
- Danielle Dockrey of the Cherokee Nation and Dale, OK – Oklahoma State University
- Kylie Keener of the Cherokee Nation and Locust Grove, OK – Oklahoma State University
- Rebekah Lester of the Osage Nation and Mount Sinai, NY – Wake Forest University
- Nolan Nez of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Pendleton, OR – Oregon State University
- Dianne Numkena of the Hopi Tribe and Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State University
- Karissa Trebizo of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and Albuquerque, NM – Oregon Institute of Technology
Established in 2004, the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund helps to support high-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing a degree in technology and/or business. Criteria for scholarships include academic excellence, leadership ability, a commitment to American Indian culture and community, and proof of enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribe.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 275,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. 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. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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