Northwestern freshman awarded national scholarship

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Northwestern freshman awarded national scholarship

October 23, 2009

Kody Jones, Mustang freshman at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is one of 11 American Indian students from across the United States to receive the Accenture’s American Indian Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship provides funding for selected American Indian and Alaska Native students who are pursuing degrees and careers in technology and business.

Jones is part of the Caddo Nation tribe.

The scholarship program, established in 2004, awards funding to the highest-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native student who meet certain criteria.

Criteria for scholarships are academic excellence, leadership ability, a commitment to American Indian culture and community and proof of enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribe.

"Now in our fifth year, the Accenture American Indian Scholarship fund is a critical resource for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars who want to pursue higher education but require financial assistance," said Randy Willis, senior executive sponsor of Accenture`s American Indian employee interest group.

"We are honored to aid these 11 talented men and women who have demonstrated the aptitude and commitment to represent - and give back to – the American Indian community."

Jones is one of two students from Oklahoma to receive this undergraduate scholarship. Other recipients include students from Hamline University (Minn.), University of Oklahoma, University of Alaska –Fairbanks, University of Arizona and Dartmouth College.