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KPMG Foundation Awards $400,000 in Scholarships to Minority Doctoral Students

The KPMG Foundation has awarded a total of $400,000 in scholarships to 40 minority accounting doctoral students for the 2011-2012 academic year, including 10 new recipients and 30 students whose scholarships have been renewed.

The KPMG Foundation has supported minority education since 1994, awarding more than $10 million to 297 African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American students pursuing doctorate degrees to increase. the representation of minority students and professors in business schools. Today, 194 of those scholarship recipients have successfully completed their doctoral program and are professors at universities across the country.

The 2011 recipients and their Ph.D. affiliations are:

  • Herita Akamah, University of Oklahoma
  • Brandon Ater, Virginia Tech.
  • Matthew Driskill, University of Florida
  • Brent Garza, University of Illinois Urbana
  • Stephanie Hairston, University of Memphis
  • Suzanne Perry, University of North Texas
  • Anywhere Sikochi, Pennsylvania State University
  • Andreya Marie Silva, University of Miami
  • Stephen Smith, University of Alabama
  • Porschia Thomas Quinn, University of Memphis

“Business leaders realize success by understanding the complexities of a global marketplace,” says Stacy Sturgeon, KPMG LLP’s national managing partner of university relations and recruiting. “These lessons begin in the classroom and diverse educational environments provide future leaders with the perspective that is necessary to thrive in their professions.”

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