FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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August 5, 2010
Denver, Colorado – The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) recently received a generous grant from Johnson & Johnson to continue the Johnson & Johnson Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program primarily supports Native American students pursuing degrees in nursing, and other health-related fields at Navajo Technical College or Oglala Lakota College while also supporting students in the veterinary technology fields. A portion of the program is designated for scholarships to students majoring in health-related fields at other TCUs as well. As an active supporter of higher education for Native Americans for more than fifteen years, Johnson & Johnson has donated more than $356,000 through their corporate and employee giving as well as their special event sponsorship.
“Johnson & Johnson has an enduring commitment to education, especially the education of health care professionals. Our partnership with the American Indian College Fund has helped hundreds of students to establish rewarding careers in the health care field,” said Conrad Person, Director of Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson.
“We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Johnson & Johnson to make higher education a viable option for today’s Native youth,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Thanks to the kindness of Johnson & Johnson, American Indian students have the opportunity to become health care professionals that will benefit their Native communities and the nation as a whole.”
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