Zakiya Evans ’18 has been awarded a KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship and she will participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Retreat in July at Stanford University. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, have demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership abilities and exhibited strong community involvement.
In 2016, KPMG launched the KPMG Future Leaders Program in partnership with Dr. Condoleezza Rice which is focused on developing future generations of women leaders. According to program materials, “The KPMG Future Leaders Program foster a strong foundation for young women to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers.” The program is part of a partnership with the LPGA and participants will be provided with an introduction to golf as a business networking tool and a way to build a network in the professional careers. Each participant will also be paired with a mentor, a Next Generation woman leader, who attended KPMG’s Women’s Leadership Summit.
Zakiya will receive a scholarship of $10,000 per year for her four years of college. She will be attending Skidmore College where she plans to study biology.