For Immediate Release
July 26, 2015
Contact: Stephine Poston (505) 379-6172
American Indian Graduate Center and REDW Collaborate
to Create New Scholarship
Top 10 Accounting Firm Funds Scholarship for American Indian Students
Albuquerque, NM – July 26, 2015 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through post-secondary education, has partnered with REDW, New Mexico’s largest locally owned certified public accounting and business consulting firm, to create a scholarship program for American Indian students in the accounting field of study.
The annual scholarship program, REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting, is open to both undergraduate and graduate American Indian and Alaska Native full-time students seeking an accounting degree.
“AIGC is deeply grateful for the generous and progressive commitment REDW has made to this scholarship fund,” said Joan Currier, Acting Director of AIGC. “Through the creation of a scholarship program geared toward accounting students, REDW is quite literally helping pave the way for new generations of Native Americans into the accounting field.”
REDW was recognized in 2014 at the annual AIGC reception for its generous support of various initiatives in Indian Country. Information about the REDW scholarship and other scholarship programs administered by AIGC is available at AIGCS.org.
AIGC, over its lifetime of 45 years, has given more than 16,600 scholarships to American Indians and Alaska Natives who now hold high-ranking positions.
About the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
AIGC is a national organization, based in Albuquerque, NM, providing educational support through scholarships since 1969. AIGC is a national provider of scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students and has awarded more than $52 million in scholarships in the 45 years since its inception.
To build, promote and honor self-sustaining American Indian and Alaska Native communities through education and leadership.
American Indian Graduate Center, Inc.
3701 San Mateo NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 881-4584 www.aigcs.org
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