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September 13, 2010
Denver, Colo. - The Women’s Self Worth Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the American Indian College Fund over the period of four years for 14 scholarships to benefit American Indian women attending college.
he goal of the grant is to empower American Indian women by providing scholarship support to ensure women obtain higher education. The grant will be used to fund seven scholarships at the amount of $4,000 per year for a period of two years for Native women pursuing an associate’s degree at a tribal college; four scholarships for $6,000 per year for four years for Native women students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a tribal college; and three scholarships for $8,000 per year for four years for Native women pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a mainstream college or university.
Preference will be give to Native women applicants who show academic achievement and involvement in their communities.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “We are delighted to have the support of The Women’s Self Worth Foundation in helping fund the dreams of emerging Native women students through higher education. Through this generosity, we will be able to help in the development of the next generation of women leaders and scholars in Indian Country.”
The Women’s Self Worth Foundation was established by Dr. Cheryl Saban, author of the book What is Your Self-Worth? One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit organizations that promote women’s empowerment. “We are very excited about this partnership with the American Indian College Fund”, said Dr. Cheryl Saban. “These scholarships will help women who are part of a persistently underserved population create better futures for themselves and become leaders in their community.”