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January 20, 2011
The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from the UPS Foundation to continue the UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. For 13 years, this program has been providing scholarship support to students attending the nation’s tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The renewed program will provide a $2,250 scholarship for one student at each of the 33 TCUs for both the spring and fall semesters of 2011. Glenn Mickelson, area human relations manager for the desert mountain district of UPS, in Denver, presented a check to Casey Lozar, director of corporate and tribal development at the Fund.
"The UPS Foundation is proud to support the American Indian College Fund. These programs make a meaningful difference in many communities and each student’s life,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation.
“In tough economic times, we are thrilled to have not just the continued support of The UPS Foundation, but increased support,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “The UPS Foundation exemplifies the American spirit through its philanthropy by helping others that are less fortunate to succeed.”
About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.