NABA AWARDS $73,000 TO MINORITY STUDENTS: The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. awarded scholarships to high school and college students during its recent 34th Annual National Convention and Diversity Recruitment Expo in Detroit.

Eleven students from the Detroit area pursuing careers in accounting and finance received over $10,000 in scholarship funds for college from the Detroit chapter of NABA. In addition, 40 students from around the nation received scholarships this year.

To date, NABA has awarded more than $5.6 million in scholarships to students from colleges and universities across the United States. NABA's scholarship program is supported by corporate partners such as Bank of America, Big Four firm Ernst & Young LLP and JPMorganChase, and national scholarship program partners such as Kelly Financial Resources, Big Four firms KPMG LLP and PwC, super-regional firm Plante & Moran PLLC, the American Institute of CPAs and staffing concern Robert Half International Inc.

"In order to secure that there is a continuous pool of talented African-American students in the accounting and finance field, it is important for organizations like NABA to publicly and financially show our support for the best and brightest future CPAs," said NABA president Norman K. Jenkins.

NABA represents the interests of more than 100,000 people of color in furtherance of their educational, professional and career goals in the related fields of accounting, consulting, finance and information technology.

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