Cherokee receives $125K scholarship for Harvard
By Staff Reports
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Cherokee Nation citizen was one of 11 American Indians students from across the United States to receive a $125,000 scholarship from Accenture’s American Indian Scholarship Fund.
Robert Humble, a 25-year-old originally from Collinsville, Okla., who now resides in Cambridge, was the only Cherokee to receive the scholarship in October. He will use the funds to attend Harvard Business School and complete his graduate degree.
He joins the ranks of fellow Cherokee Jay H. Calhoun of Tahlequah, Okla., who received the Accenture scholarship in 2006 to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
More than 110 students applied for this year’s scholarship program, established by Accenture in 2004. The program looks for the highest-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking degrees and careers in technology, professional and business fields. Candidates are evaluated based on academic excellence, leadership ability and a commitment to American Indian culture and community. The candidates are also required to provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribe.
“This year’s candidate pool was extremely impressive and filled with deserving students,” said Randy Willis, senior executive sponsor of Accenture’s American Indian employee resource group. “Our review process identified our 11 final candidates as exceptional men and women with a strong ability to represent – and give back to – the American Indian community. We are honored to assist them.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 186,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of $23.39 billion for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2008. For more information on Accenture, visit www.accenture.com.