FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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April 5, 2012
Newmont Mining Corporation awarded $20,000 to the American Indian College Fund to provide scholarship support to American Indian students from Colorado and/or who are from historically affiliated Colorado tribes with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
The program will provide four students attending tribal colleges or universities with a $2,500 scholarship and three students attending mainstream Colorado colleges or universities with a $3,000 scholarship during the 2012-13 academic year.
“Newmont Mining Corporation is ensuring that American Indian students from Colorado or those from historically affiliated Colorado tribes can earn a college education to ensure a better future for themselves and their families,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are grateful for their support and commitment to Indian education.”