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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 P.M. PST on the deadline date.
For assistance with completing the application, please email email@example.com.
About Egghart Certified Public Accountants
Egghart LLC provides audit, consulting, and training services to Native American Tribes and Casinos nationwide to assist them in providing accountability to their membership, while protecting economic sovereignty. For more information about the firm, please visit http://www.egghart.com/.
About the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)
The National Indian Gaming Association is a nonprofit trade association comprised of 184 American Indian Nations and other nonvoting associate members. The mission of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian people – economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational legislative and public policy resources for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.