FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: , Public Education Director, 303-426-8900
January 14, 2011
The Tierney Family Foundation, a longtime donor to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), has granted the Fund $15,000 for scholarships for American Indian students who show high levels of academic achievement and involvement in their communities.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund said, “The long-time commitment and generosity of The Tierney Family Foundation helps American Indian students achieve a college education. We are grateful to the Tierney Family Foundation for their help in providing hope for our students and their support of American Indian education.”
Susan Tierney of The Tierney Family Foundation and a former board member of the American Indian College Fund said, “I personally believe in education, Native education in particular, because American Indian students have a harder time than the average American. I continue to be impressed with the great strides Native students and tribal colleges are making, as well as the work of the American Indian College Fund. I am fortunate to have been able to watch the Fund and the tribal colleges grow.”