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Cloud software vendor Xero has awarded three $10,000 scholarships to college students in the United States. The financial awards are the first given under the Forward Fund program.

The winners were Jimhua Johnson of the University of Washington; Brody Mandelbaum of the University of Florida; and  Mwaka Namfukwe of the University of  Florida. The money is to be applied to tuition or other costs of their pursing their degrees.

Each of the students was nominated by a Xero partner and each of those will receive $10,000 in co-op funds. Those accounting and bookkeeping firms are The QuickSource, founded by Shelly Robbins; Bookkeeper Buddy, founded by Mick Lindquist; and Cloud Accounting and Consulting, founded by Stephanie Hoyt.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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