REDW LLC, one of the Southwest’s 10 largest public accounting and business consulting firms, announced today it has made a financial commitment of $23,000 to the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a national organization providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native college students throughout the United States. The scholarship, which was also offered in 2014, is designed to encourage undergraduate and graduate level Native American students pursue a degree in the field of accounting and finance. Named the REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center, the scholarship will be funded through an annual commitment of $5,750 for the next four years.
“We’re thrilled to once again partner with American Indian Graduate Center to help advance the educational ambitions of new generations of Native Americans seeking higher education,” said Corrine Wilson, REDW Principal and National Tribal Services Leader, and also a member of the Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada. “Establishing this scholarship is important to REDW, but has a special meaning to me personally. Through the work we’ve done with tribal governments and their enterprises for more than three decades, we understand first-hand how a scholarship given to someone wanting a career in accounting and finance can benefit not only the individual student but can ultimately enrich the quality of life for a tribal community.”
“We are honored to have this partnership with REDW,” said Angelique Albert, Executive Director of the American Indian Graduate Center. “Their commitment to Indian Country has long been noted and we look forward to this program supporting more American Indian and Alaska Native students in the accounting and finance fields.”
REDW’s support for Native American students is not limited to higher education. Since 2016, REDW has partnered with Junior Achievement of New Mexico and PGA TOUR professional golfer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Notah Begay III to offer a Financial Literacy Program for Native high-school youth at the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. REDW professionals volunteer as classroom instructors, helping to improve the financial skills and awareness of Native American students who may one day pursue college courses and degrees in business, accounting, or finance. “Financial literacy is at the heart of my partnership with REDW, which is why this scholarship pledge to American Indian Graduate Center is especially gratifying for me personally,” said Begay. “REDW is not only a leader in providing financial and business consulting solutions to Tribes, but the firm also continues to demonstrate its total commitment to advancing the education and, ultimately, professional goals of Native Americans.”
Through the American Indian Graduate Center scholarship, REDW is able to achieve two key objectives: 1) encourage Native Americans who want to pursue a career in accounting and finance, and 2) build the pool of top talent from which to recruit for the firm’s Internship program and National Tribal Services team.
REDW has long supported American Indian Graduate Center through financial donations and the personal volunteerism of its team members. Additional information on AIGC scholarship and eligibility requirements are available at: https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships.
About American Indian Graduate Center
American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars are the largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States. American Indian Graduate Center awards over $15 million dollars in scholarships annually and has awarded more than $200 million in scholarships since inception.
American Indian Graduate Center is proud to empower Native students from 500 tribes in all 50 states through educational funding and support services. American Indian Graduate Center funds undergraduate, graduate and professional students at any accredited college or university in the United States. American Indian Graduate Center is the center for Native Scholarships.
More information at www.aigcs.org.
About REDW LLC
Founded in 1953, REDW is one of the Southwest’s 10 largest certified public accounting and consulting firms. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an office in Phoenix, Arizona, REDW has approximately 200 employees who serve the tax, audit, accounting, business, and financial needs of a wide range of clients at both the regional and national level, including privately held businesses; tribes and tribal enterprises; state and local government agencies; healthcare facilities; nonprofit organizations; and individuals.
REDW also offers expanded services and expertise as an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. We take pride in attracting top talent from across the country who see our firm and the Southwest as a place where they can grow both personally and professionally.