FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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August 4, 2011
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation donated $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund in support of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Oral Health Tribal College Scholarship Program. Established in 2002, the program has allowed American Indian students to pursue a degree at an accredited tribal college and university in an oral health field, such as allied health-dental, pre-dentistry, dental assisting technology, dental hygiene, dental surgery, and/or orthodontics.
Native students with a 2.5 grade point average who are attending a tribal college are eligible to apply.
“For nearly a decade, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation has greatly helped Native students to pursue and achieve their academic goals while contributing to the health of Native communities,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are grateful and honored to offer this program through this partnership.”
About the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation was established in 1987 to formalize the Wrigley Company's long history of charitable giving. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $47 million to philanthropic causes worldwide and currently supports initiatives focused in oral health and the environment as well as those addressing significant local needs in the communities where Wrigley associates live and work.