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April 9, 2012
MetLife Foundation granted $15,000 this month to continue the MetLife Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. Now in its 12th year, this program provides scholarships to Native students attending tribal colleges and universities.
“We are pleased to support the American Indian College Fund as an investment in the future,” said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation. “This grant will help promising students succeed in ways that strengthen their communities and the institutions that serve them so distinctively.”
“The continued support of MetLife Foundation means the world to our students,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Native students, most of whom face considerable financial obstacles to completing a college education, are unable to do so without scholarship support. A college education means the difference between a life of poverty or succeeding. Thanks to the MetLife Foundation, our students are able to succeed.”
About the MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation is committed to building a secure future for individuals and communities worldwide, through a focus on empowering older adults, preparing young people and building livable communities. In education, it seeks to strengthen public schools through effective teaching and collaborative leadership, and to prepare students for access to and success in higher education, particularly during the crucial first year. The Foundation’s grant-making is informed by findings from the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. More information is available at www.metlife.org.