FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Pledges $300,000 for Tribal College Faculty Fellowships
September 9, 2011
The Fund will award two fellowships per year over the course of the three-year period for a total of six fellowships.
Richard B. Williams, American Indian College Fund President and CEO, said, “The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s renewed commitment to Native success in the STEM fields and well-educated faculty at our tribal colleges is vital for the development of Indian Country and the United States as a whole. As we seek as a nation to become more competitive, it is imperative that our youth are educated in these fields. This generous gift from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will help us achieve this goal while also creating hope in American Indian communities.”
“Completion of a graduate degree is a key step in faculty development,” said Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program Director Elizabeth S. Boylan. “The Foundation is excited to partner with the American Indian College Fund in its important efforts to support promising STEM faculty at tribal colleges, efforts that will, in turn, provide benefits to both the faculty and their students.”
About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation