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November 30, 2012
The American Indian College Fund received $11,000 from Hilton Worldwide for Native students studying hospitality, tourism, food services, or business at Blackfeet Community College, Mont.; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Minn.; or Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, N.M. and those willing to intern with the company are eligible to apply.
“The Hilton Worldwide Tribal College Hospitality Scholarship Program was created to provide ongoing financial support for Native American youth interested in pursuing hospitality careers,” said Michael C. Ford, vice president, global diversity and inclusion, Hilton Worldwide. “We are committed to supporting our future leaders and creating a diverse pipeline of talent.”
“Hilton Worldwide is providing Native students with access to a higher education and invaluable internship experience to position them for success in their careers,” said Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide,flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.