FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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August 2, 2010
Denver, Colorado –The American Indian College Fund received a grant of $50,000 from the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation to continue the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. The program will provide scholarships to American Indian students enrolled full-time in an associate’s degree program at one of the following tribal colleges and universities: Diné College, Navajo Technical College, Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, and Sisseton Wahpeton College. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be a single parent and/or in their first year of an associate’s degree program.
“For the past 20 years, the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation has been supporting Native students’ pursuit of higher education,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are thrilled to be working together to continue changing lives through this scholarship program.”