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APS Foundation Pledges $100,000 to Renew Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program
October 25, 2011
The American Indian College Fund received a grant of $100,000 from the APS Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Arizona Public Service, a leading producer of electric power in the southwest. The donation will renew the Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program for 2011-12, to provide scholarship support to Navajo students studying for a degree in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM) at tribal colleges including Diné College and Navajo Technical College, and mainstream colleges within the New Mexico and Arizona state university system.
“Education continues to be the principle focus for the APS Foundation and we are proud to invest $100,000 in the APS Navajo Scholars Program at the American Indian College Fund for the second year,” said Mark Schiavoni, APS Senior Vice President of Fossil Generation, and APS Foundation board member. “Our Four Corners Power Plant sits on the Navajo Nation, and about 75 percent of the plant’s employees are Navajo, so it is incumbent upon us to continually invest in those who may comprise our future workforce.”
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