Acxiom Diversity Scholarship Awarded to UALR Information Quality Graduate Student Abhishek Kumar

February 27, 2015. Acxiom Corporation Headquarters in Little Rock Arkansas has announced that MSIQ Student Abhishek Kumar will receive one of five 2015 Diversity Scholarships in the amount $5,000. The Acxiom Diversity Scholarship initiative was designed to create an inclusive and supportive workplace environment. Diverse students, who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary degree program in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Information Quality, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics or related areas of study, are eligible for the program. In addition to the monetary award, scholarship winner are also eligible to receive a paid internship at one of Acxiom’s worldwide locations. The scholarships are renewable up to one year. Acxiom encourages women, veterans, minorities, and individuals with a disability to apply for this scholarship.

Abhishek came to the UALR MSIQ program in fall 2013 after completing his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering in India. “All of the courses and instructors in the IQ program have helped me to achieve this scholarship. Since entering this program, I have explored different technologies in the Information Quality/Data Science field, and I strive to learn more and more. I would like to say a big thank you to Dr. Talburt and the IQ program. Also, I would like to thank Acxiom Corporation for recognizing me for this award.” said Abhishek.

As for the scholarship, “The students are interviewed for their passion and professional background. I was interviewed at the Conway, Arkansas, location. Questions such as what do you know about Acxiom, what kind of job are you looking for, and questions about previous work experience were asked during the interview.” added Abhishek.

Anyone wanting to know more about the Acxiom Diversity Scholarship should contact Candice Davis (

Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software Service Company. For more than 40 years, the company has been a leader in harnessing the powerful potential of data to strengthen connections between people, business and their partners. Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas with additional locations around the United States. The company has also operations in Europe, Latin American and Asia Pacific.

Established in 2006 by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Information Quality (MIT IQ), the UALR Information Quality Graduate Program is dedicated to promoting state of the art curriculum in information quality education, contributing new ideas to the information quality knowledge base, and establishing information quality partnerships with the community, government, and industry. The Program continues to serve the growing Information Quality job market with well-trained graduates, many of whom now hold key positions in nationally and internationally recognized companies as well as many state and federal agencies.

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