HOUSTON, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax services, is expanding the firm’s STEM scholarship program to include students throughout the State of Texas.

The program offers five $10,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2017 to students pursuing a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related fields. The program is available to recent high school students.

“When we first announced the program, the intent was to encourage our youth to once again take an interest in STEM-based education,” said alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav. “STEM-oriented fields are truly the future of our economy, yet study after study shows that the U.S. is suffering from a serious shortage in the number of people entering the workforce with a strong STEM skillset. It’s a disturbing trend for not only the economy, but for the future of our country.”

“Considering the importance of STEM-based skills to employers now and in the future, we decided to change the program to focus more on steering students toward STEM related degrees at an earlier age,” said Jadav. “As such, we have expanded and shifted the program to high school students throughout the state.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, students need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. To apply, candidates need to create a short (30-120 second) video discussing how their passion for STEM has fueled their educational goals.

“I encourage all high school students that are interested in a career in STEM to apply for these scholarships,” said Jadav.

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