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The Walmart Foundation Renews $80,000 Gift to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships

April 20, 2010

Alanna_Palmer.jpgDenver, Colorado - The Walmart Foundation has announced it is renewing a grant of $80,000 for 2010 to the American Indian College Fund for scholarships for Native students.

Under the program, one $2,500 scholarship will be given to a student at each accredited tribal college nationwide. To qualify for the scholarships, students must be attending a tribal college, be a registered member of their tribe, and have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average.

“At Walmart, we understand that education is critical to the lives and well-being of all Americans and we're proud to support the American Indian College Fund,” said Margaret McKenna, president of The Walmart Foundation. “We see our support as an investment in the future of America and the leaders of tomorrow.”

Richard B. Williams, American Indian College Fund President and CEO, said “The Walmart Foundation has been a dedicated partner with the American Indian College Fund in providing scholarships and access to higher education to Native students across the nation. Thanks to their support, Native students who dream of achieving a college degree have the means to do so. They are helping to change the face of Indian Country and are providing hope to Native students, their families, and communities.”