FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IBM Grants $30,000 to American Indian College Fund to Continue Scholarship Program
December 14, 2011
IBM awarded $30,000 to the American Indian College Fund for scholarships for tribal college students. The grant will support ten annual scholarships for students attending tribal colleges who are studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business.
David H. Daniel, GM, GTS Service Delivery (Japan/Asia Pacific), of IBM said, “IBM is a proud supporter of many Native American initiatives, including the American Indian College Fund. We feel that providing scholarships for Native students to attend the tribal colleges and universities is critical to improving the educational fabric for Native American students. By helping students achieve their educational and career aspirations, we are also investing in our Native American Communities at-large. IBM is committed to the Native American Community and we will continue our focus to help bring technology to Indian Country.”
“IBM’s longtime support of the American Indian College Fund allows Native students to attend college who might not otherwise be able to afford an education,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “On behalf of our students, we are grateful for their support that will allow American Indians to succeed in the STEM fields while helping to make America more competitive in the global market.”