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Thomas C. and Lois L. Sando Foundation Grants $15,000 to American Indian College Fund

January 20, 2010

Denver, Colo. - The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a $15,000 grant from the Aspen-based Thomas C. and Lois L. Sando Foundation for scholarships for students pursuing degrees in science or related science fields. The foundation has been a supporter of the Fund for 17 years.

Lois Sando said, “After visiting the tribal colleges and meeting students and seeing firsthand the positive impact that a scholarship makes in their lives, we contribute and will continue to contribute to the American Indian College Fund. The scholarships students receive allow them to attend tribal colleges, which provide an education in typical subjects while also enhancing the students’ understanding of their rich cultural heritage.”

Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “The generosity of The Thomas C. and Lois L. Sando Foundation helps American Indian students achieve a higher education in the science fields. There is a dearth of American Indians in the sciences, and this generous gift will help American Indian students make contributions in the sciences.”