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Ascend offers scholarships for business students

June 17, 2010

Ascend, an organization dedicated to enhancing the presence and influence of current and future business leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, has announced five scholarships for college students engaged in business-related studies.

The awards, which range from $2,000 to $5,000 each, are being offered by sponsors Cargill, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ING and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Scholarship winners will be recognized at a special luncheon sponsored by Ernst & Young on Sunday Aug. 15 at Ascend’s Third Annual National Convention here in New York City.

Eligibility and application requirements vary for the different scholarships, but all require applicants to be active members of Ascend who plan to attend the convention. (Winners also receive a free three-day convention pass worth $150). Applicants must write essays and furnish additional materials as described in the applications on Ascends website.

Winners will be announced in late July.

The deadlines (the date by which applications must be postmarked or emailed) are as follows:

June 18 (yikes, that’s tomorrow!) – PricewaterhouseCoopers is offering three $3,000 scholarships to a student or students majoring in accounting.

July 1 – Cargill is offering two $2,000 scholarships to students in finance, accounting, or business-related studies. ING is offering two $2,500 scholarships to local college students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate accountancy, finance, taxation, management-information systems or business-related programs.

July 14 – Ernst & Young is offering four $5,000 scholarships to accounting majors. Deloitte is offering a $3,000 scholarship to a top student or students showing academic and career interest in accounting.

Ascend is also offering scholarships for under-privileged Asian-American high school students. Check their website for more info

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