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MetLife Foundation Contributes $15,000 for Native Student Scholarships
June 29, 2011
MetLife Foundation granted $15,000 this month to continue the MetLife Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. Now in its 11th year, this program provides scholarships to Native students attending tribal colleges and universities across the country.
“We are pleased to recognize and support the American Indian College Fund and its important investments in the future of promising students, their communities and the tribal colleges and universities that serve them so distinctively,” said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation. “We are honored by the continued support of MetLife Foundation,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “The Foundation helps ensure that Native students, most of whom face considerable financial obstacles to completing a college education, are able to do so.”
About the MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation is committed to building a secure future for individuals and communities worldwide, through a focus on empowering older adults, preparing young people and building livable communities. In education, it seeks to strengthen public schools through effective teaching and collaborative leadership, and to prepare students for access to and success in higher education, particularly during the crucial first year. The Foundation’s grantmaking is informed by findings from the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. More information is available at www.metlife.org.