TaxDiversity Awards First Scholarships to Diverse Tax Students

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As part of its National campus outreach and Scholarship Program to encourage young students to pursue a viable career in Tax, TaxDiversity has announced the first recipients of its 2008 scholarship awards. These scholarships were made possible in part by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a platinum level sponsor of TaxDiversity.

Having this scholarship will allow me to continue focusing on my studies rather than my expenses.

As part of its National campus outreach and Scholarship Program to encourage young students to pursue a viable career in Tax, TaxDiversity has announced the first recipients of its 2008 scholarship awards. These scholarships were made possible in part by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a platinum level sponsor of TaxDiversity.

$1500 awarded to Chieoke Moore, a junior at Morehouse College majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Moore commented, "I am interested in Tax as a career because it offers the challenge of analyzing and solving quantitative issues, requires an understanding of intricate tax code and enables its professional to assist both corporations and a wide array of individuals."

$1000 awarded to Amyn Gillani, a student in the Masters of Science in Accounting program with a concentration in Tax at Southern Methodist University. Gillani commented, "I chose Tax as a career because it offers a unique combination of being intellectually fulfilling but at the same time also provides extensive growth opportunities and longevity."

$1000 awarded to Halina Maladtsova, a senior at the University of Georgia who commented, "Having this scholarship will allow me to continue focusing on my studies rather than my expenses."

"These students possess a great commitment to both their education and their career goals. They have not only excelled academically but have made extraordinary commitments to programs as well as academic organizations," stated Tony Santiago, founder of TaxDiversity and president of TaxTalent and TaxSearch Inc.. To read more about the recipients, please visit TaxDiversity's Scholarship Program page.

TaxDiversity.com, which started in 2008, is a multi-faceted effort designed to promote the tax profession as a viable career option for students of diversity. For more information on the program and to experience the opportunities for diverse students and tax candidates, visit http://www.taxdiversity.com.

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