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October 24, 2005
Accenture Awards Scholarships to Eleven Exceptional American Indian Students

Scholarships Provide More Than $110,000 to Support Graduate and Undergraduate Education

NEW YORK; Oct. 24, 2005 - Eleven American Indian 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:

Three Accenture Fellows will receive graduate scholarships towards completing advanced or professional degrees:

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:

Graduate finalist award recipients are: