By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Accenture announced recently that it has awarded scholarships from the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund to six American Indian students from across the United States.
Randy Willis, senior executive sponsor of Accenture’s American Indian employee resource group and member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe commented:
“By supporting educational achievement and leadership for these young men and women, they will acquire the skills to begin a successful, long-term career and make a difference in their communities,” he said. “These six students have excelled academically and demonstrate the leadership skills and personal commitment required to give back to the American Indian community.”
These scholarships will help the students to continue their undergraduate education and reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which will equip 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
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.