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July 15, 2013
The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from The UPS Foundation to provide scholarships for tribal college students and $10,000 in support of The Flame of Hope Gala, which raises money for scholarships.
For 15 years, the UPS Foundation has provided scholarship support to students attending the nation’s tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The gift will provide a $2,250 scholarship for one student at each of the 34 TCUs.
“The UPS Foundation is proud to support the American Indian College Fund’s efforts to provide Native people with a college education,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”
“The UPS Foundation’s dedication to Native education over the past 15 years has helped provide access to a college education and a better future for our students, their families, and their communities, while also serving the next generation of students,” said Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.
About The UPS Foundation
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety, and environmental sustainability.