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July 27, 2010
Denver, Colorado – The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation has awarded the American Indian College Fund a $10,000 grant for scholarships for American Indian students who are from Colorado or are members of the Southern Ute or Ute Mountain Ute tribes.
“Education creates opportunity and hope, and the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is delighted to partner with the American Indian College Fund. It is the goal of the Johnson Foundation with this grant to help Native students from Colorado and the Southern Ute or Ute Mountain Ute Tribes to pursue their educational goals so that they can forge a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities,” said Jack Alexander, President of the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “We are grateful to have the support of the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation in helping fund dreams and miracles in Indian Country through higher education. Through this generosity, American Indian students will have the opportunity to achieve a higher education. Our graduates return to their communities to serve as role models and create jobs to make a difference in the lives of other American Indians.”