PricewaterhouseCoopers Awards 81 eXceed Scholarships to Support Talents
PricewaterhouseCoopers has awarded 81 eXceed scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to diverse students of 56 colleges and universities across the United States of America.
Over the past decade PwC has invested almost $3 million in this program to promote diverse talent from minority students. The program was started in 1990 with the aim of extending scholarships to talented minority students.
The PwC eXceed is a scholarship program with an annual objective. Minority college students of the country with strong academic standing, who are interested in careers in accounting, finance, economics, management information technology, actuarial sciences and computer information technology and are in their freshman, sophomore or junior year are eligible for the scholarship.
To apply for the $3000 scholarship, students will have to accept a PwC Discovery Internship (SDI) offer. This is a unique internship designed to create a pipeline of diverse talent in the accounting profession as well as broaden the interest of minority students in such careers.
On the SDI internship, interns work and collaborate with the staff and partners of different functional areas across the giant consultancy firm on real-client projects. This is done with a view to let the interns learn about life in the firm as well as experience the business first hand.
Chief Diversity Officer, PwC, Niloufar Molavi, said in a statement that the consultancy firm was committed to help talented students realize their professional goals and build a “rewarding career in pubic accounting”. She also said that PwC not only helps students sharpen their technical skills, but also provides coaching for broader career development and “build a foundation for future success.”
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Binghamton University, Bentley University and Brigham Young University each had 3 recipients of the PwC scholarship while 18 other schools won at least 2 scholarships each.