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Accounting Doctoral Student Awarded KPMG Foundation Scholarship

For release:  June 19, 2014

Accounting doctoral student Makila Major was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the KPMG Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education. It provides college and university students the opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise. This scholarship is aimed at further increasing the school completion rate among African-, Hispanic-, and Native-American doctoral students. Major was one of 11 new students chosen from hundreds of applicants nationwide to receive this award. These 11 students, in addition to 39 others that have had their scholarships renewed for the 2014-2015 academic year, comprise a total of 50 fortunate students that received this prestigious reward.

 Accounting doctoral student Makila Major
(Makila Major, pictured above)

“I am very proud of Makila’s achievement,” said Jackie Woodall, admissions coordinator for Academic Programs. “Her hard work and focus make her extremely deserving of this prestigious award.”

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