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Deloitte Launches Scholarship Program for HBCU Students to Pursue a Master of Accounting

"Deloitte Tax Scholars" initiative offers tuition assistance and job opportunities.

NEW YORK, February 10, 2020 — Deloitte Tax LLP (“Deloitte”) recently announced the formation of a multi-year initiative to encourage students at Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) to pursue a master’s degree in accounting.

The “Deloitte Tax Scholars” program will grant scholarships of up to $20,000 for up to 10 eligible students each attending HBCUs to cover tuition costs for an accredited Master of Accounting program. Deloitte Tax Scholars must successfully complete internships, accept full-time employment at Deloitte, and receive mentoring and coaching by Deloitte professionals as they complete their education and after they join the organization.

The Deloitte Tax Scholars program will attract those interested in the constantly- evolving profession and provide students with additional support and direction to launch a steady, meaningful career with Deloitte.

“Recruiting, attracting, and employing qualified individuals from all backgrounds is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do. Deloitte’s own research shows that diverse teams often are the highest performing teams within organizations and the Deloitte Tax Scholars program will help us continue to offer our clients the strategic guidance and new perspectives they’ve come to expect.”

Steve Kimble, Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Tax LLP

“Across the organization, Deloitte is focused on hiring and developing our future workforce and ensuring our inclusive culture is reflected in the everyday behaviors demonstrated and experienced by our teams. We are eager to continue these efforts through the Deloitte Tax Scholars program, and I look forward to working closely with the scholarship recipients as they join Deloitte and the broader accounting profession.”

—Pam Downs, Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte Tax LLP

The Deloitte Tax Scholars program application deadline was February 9, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET, and qualified junior and senior accounting students attending HBCUs were invited to apply. The first Deloitte Tax Scholars will be selected by early March.

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90 percent of the Fortune 500® and more than 5,000 private and middle-market companies. Our people work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace—delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Now celebrating 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte’s more than 312,000 people worldwide make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com.

Media contact:

Emily Kiggins
Public Relations
Deloitte Services LP
+1 313 324 1493

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