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The Estée Lauder Companies Establishes a Tribal Scholars Program with Inaugural Gift
March 29, 2011
The American Indian College Fund is proud to announce the establishment of The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program with an inaugural gift of $11,000 for the 2011-12 academic year. This new program will provide ten $1,000 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science or a related field at the tribal colleges in Minnesota. The additional $1,000 will be utilized by the Fund to administer the program.
William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies, stated “The Estée Lauder Companies is proud to support the American Indian College Fund by establishing The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program to aid in the pursuit of higher education. As a company, we are committed to giving back to the communities we partner with around the world. Improving education leads to empowerment, economic independence and improved livelihoods, and we look forward to learning more about our scholarship honorees.”
“Our new partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies is very exciting,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with a company that recognizes the importance and power of obtaining a college degree.”
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