FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: , Public Education Director, 303-426-8900
November 23, 2010
Denver, Colorado – November 23, 2010 – The L.P. Brown Foundation has granted the American Indian College Fund $15,000 for scholarships. The grant will support qualified American Indian students who show academic achievement and involvement in their communities by providing financial resources to encourage them to complete a college degree. With an education, students can build a better life for themselves, their families, and make valuable contributions to their communities and nation.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “The continued and increased generosity of the L.P. Brown Foundation will help American Indian students achieve a college education while giving them hope for a better future for not just themselves, but their families, and their communities. We are grateful for the L.P. Brown Foundation’s commitment to American Indian education that is transforming Indian Country.”
Grady Brian Morgan, a member of the board of directors of the L.P. Brown Foundation, said, “As a lawyer in the 1980s, I visited a number of reservations in the Great Plains area. I became interested in American Indian rights and issues ever since. When I joined the foundation board, I suggested gifts to the American Indian College Fund because education is hope for the future.”