FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Hershey Company Grants $22,000 for Native student scholarships
May 24, 2011
The Hershey Company granted $22,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) for Native student scholarships.
The gift will provide scholarships to Native or Native descendant students studying towards a degree in math, technology, science, engineering, and/or business, with preference given to students studying at colleges or universities in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Students must be studying full-time (12 hours per semester) and must have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible.
“The Hershey Company has always been deeply committed to positively impacting our local communities and we strive to focus our corporate giving where we can make the greatest difference,” said James George, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for The Hershey Company. “We recognize that education is a key to socioeconomic development and are proud to invest in our young community members through these educational scholarships.”
About The Hershey Company
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.