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January 15, 2013 > Native American scholarship announced

Native American scholarship announced

Submitted By California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center

Chairman Ernie Stevens of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has endorsed the Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students, a new scholarship offered by the Reno, Nevada-based accounting firm.

"I'm thrilled to announce that Egghart is investing in a new generation of Native accountants and auditors," said Chairman Stevens. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Native youth to pursue higher education and help protect tribal sovereignty."

The Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students provides three awards of up to $5,000 each for the 2013 academic year. A competitive, merit-based scholarship, it was established to assist Native American students who plan to enter the accounting profession. Chairman Stevens will serve on the scholarship committee and help select awardees.

"Ultimately, we hope this scholarship helps build infrastructure and human capacity in Indian Country," said Egghart Partner and Director of Audit and Assurance Ryan Burns. "It's our way of giving back to the communities we work so closely with."

To apply for the Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students, download an application at http://www.egghart.com/scholarship.

All documents must be submitted online no later than February 1, 2013, to scholarship@egghart.com by 5:00 P.M. PST on the deadline date. For assistance with completing the application, please email scholarship@egghart.com.

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