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August 13, 2010
Denver, Colorado - The Citi Foundation granted $75,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Citi Foundation Scholarship & Career Exploration Program. This program provides scholarships to Native students attending the following tribal colleges and universities in South Dakota: Sisseton Wahpeton College, Oglala Lakota College, or Sinte Gleska University. The Citi Foundation also sponsors a one-day career fair at a South Dakota tribal college where Citi representatives, tribal program administrators, and city/county department officials introduce students to career opportunities around South Dakota and beyond.
“The Citi Foundation is proud of the partnership we share with the American Indian College Fund,” said Kristen Fries, Assistant Vice President of the Citi Foundation. “Together, we are helping many Native American students achieve their educational and career goals.”
“For 15 years, the Citi Foundation has been supporting Native students’ pursuit of higher education at South Dakota tribal colleges and universities,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are honored to be longtime partners with this organization that has made a positive and lasting effect in Indian Country.”
About the Citi Foundation
The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment of individuals and families, particularly those in need, in the communities where we work so that they can improve their standard of living. Globally, the Citi Foundation targets its strategic giving to priority focus areas: Microfinance and Microenterprise, Small and Growing Businesses, College and Careers, and Financial Capability and Asset Building. In the United States, the Citi Foundation also supports Neighborhood Revitalization programs. The Citi Foundation works with its partners in Microfinance and Microenterprise, Small and Growing Businesses, and Neighborhood Revitalization to support environmental programs and innovations. Additional information can be found at www.citifoundation.com.