Native Village Youth and Education News
November, 2009   Volume 2

Accenture Awards Scholarships to Eleven Outstanding American Indian Students
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New York: Eleven American Indian students have received a total of 125,000 from Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund.  The scholarships are awarded to American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized tribes who are pursuing degrees and careers in technology and business.  These students  demonstrate academic excellence, leadership ability, and commitment to their culture and community.

“Now in our fifth year, the Accenture American Indian Scholarship fund is a critical resource for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars who want to pursue higher education but require financial assistance,” said Randy Willis from Accenture. “We are honored to aid these 11 talented men and women who have demonstrated the aptitude and commitment to represent – and give back to – the American Indian community.”


Accenture Scholars  for four-year baccalaureate degrees:
Monica Briggs (White Earth Mississippi Band of Ojibwe), of Minneapolis, MN:  Hamline University
Millie Bigler (Creek), of Sapulpa, OK: the University of Oklahoma
Jared Boerger (Kashunamiut), of Bethel, AK: the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Kelsey Campbell (Inupiaq), of Palmer, AK: the University of Arizona
Cole Haskins (Cherokee), of Tulsa, OK: Dartmouth College
Kody Jones (Caddo Nation), of Mustang, OK: Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Accenture Fellows  for advanced or professional degrees:
Ken Bernard (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa), Minocqua, WI: Harvard Business School
Keith Candelaria (Pueblo of Jemez), of Albuquerque, NM: Stanford University
Jessica Edwin (Native Village of Kluti-Kaah ), of Anchorage, AK: the University of Alaska, Anchorage
Shynoke Ortiz (Dine – Navajo), of Albuquerque, NM: the University of New Mexico
Catherine Wiley (Muscogee – Creek) of Anadarko, OK:  Oklahoma Christian University

“Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund ... helps individuals develop their skills to improve the economic well-being of their families and their communities,” said LaMae Allen deJongh, a managing director at Accenture. “We wish the Accenture Scholars well as they take the next steps toward the future.”

About Accenture: Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. It collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

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