Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Oct. 29

NIGA chairman endorses Egghart LLC's first scholarship for Native American accounting students

Chairman Ernie Stevens of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has endorsed the Egghart Certified Public Accountants (ECPA) Scholarship for Native American accounting students, a new scholarship offered by the Reno-based accounting firm.

"I'm thrilled to announce that Egghart is investing in a new generation of Native accountants and auditors," said Stevens. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Native youth to pursue higher education and help protect tribal sovereignty."

ECPA Scholarship for Native American accounting students provides three awards of up to $5,000 each for the 2013 academic year. A competitive, merit-based scholarship, ECPA established the scholarship to help Native American students who plan to enter the accounting profession. Stevens will serve on the scholarship committee and help select awardees.

"Ultimately, we hope this scholarship helps build infrastructure and human capacity in Indian Country," said Egghart Partner and Director of Audit and Assurance Ryan Burns. "It's our way of giving back to the communities we work so closely with."

Egghart has long provided audit, consulting and training services to Native American tribes and casinos nationwide, as well as educational services that advance tribal self-reliance. More information about the firm is available at www.egghart.com.

Those interested in applying for the Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American accounting students can download an application from www.egghart.com/scholarship.

Applicants must submit all documents online to scholarship@egghart.com no later than Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. (PST).

Egghart LLC is a Nevada-based CPA firm providing audit, consulting, and training services to Native American tribes and casinos nationwide to help them in providing accountability to their membership, while protecting economic sovereignty.

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