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ASCEND NATIONAL CONVENTION and CORPORATE SPONSORS ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIPS for BUSINESS STUDENTS

Monday, July 12, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Contact: Sharae Johnson

Phone: 212-460-8090, ext. 206

Email: sjohnson@pcm411.com

 

ASCEND NATIONAL CONVENTION and CORPORATE SPONSORS ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIPS for BUSINESS STUDENTS

 

Cargill, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, ING, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Offer Thousands of Dollars in Awards

 

New York; June 10, 2010. Ascend, the premier professional organization dedicated to leveraging the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians, has announced five scholarships for college students engaged in business-related studies. The awards, which range from $2000 to $5000 each, are being offered by sponsors Cargill, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ING, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Scholarship winners will be recognized at a special luncheon sponsored by Ernst & Young on Sunday, August 15, at Ascend’s Third Annual National Convention in New York City.

 

The program is designed to award high-achieving students who are preparing to enter business-related professions, and in so doing to further Ascend’s mission of acknowledging and developing future leaders. "Ascend is proud to be able to offer these scholarships to high-achieving students through the generosity of our corporate sponsors. To help these students achieve their goals and eventually become leaders is especially important in these troubled economic times,” said Arthur Chin, National Executive Director of Ascend.

 

Eligibility and application requirements vary for the different scholarships, but all require applicants to be active student members of Ascend who plan to attend the convention. (Winners will also receive a free 3-day convention pass worth $150). Applicants must also write essays and furnish additional materials as described in the applications on Ascend's web site: http://www.ascendleadership.org

 

Winners will be announced in late July 2010.

 

Please note the following deadlines by which scholarship applications need to be postmarked or emailed. Note: students may apply for one or up to all five scholarships. Don’t delay: apply today!

 

June 18, 2010

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is offering up to three $3000 scholarships to a student or students majoring in accounting.

 

July 1, 2010

Ernst & Young is offering four $5000 scholarships to accounting majors.

Deloitte is offering a $3000 scholarship to a top student or students showing academic and career interest in accounting.

 

Note: Scholarships for underprivileged Asian-American high school students will also be offered by an Ascend board member. Check the Ascend web site later this month for further details.

 

About Ascend: Ascend’s mission is to enhance the presence and influence of current and future business leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The majority of members are from fields with high concentrations of Asians, including business, finance, accounting, and technology. Coverage includes 11 professional chapters and 22 student chapters nationwide. Membership is open to all individuals who share the mission, regardless of ethnicity and professional background. Ascend is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization.

 

Members of the press: Please contact Sharae Johnson if you would like to cover the scholarship story or Ascend's Third Annual National Convention.

 

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