Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE ALL). In partnership with the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), the Allstate Foundation launched the Allstate Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program to provide scholarship support to American Indian students pursuing higher education at tribal colleges and universities.
For more than 10 years, the Allstate Foundation has supported scholarships, cultural exchange and leadership development programs; and the American Indian College Fund’s annual Flame of Hope Gala, which raises money for Native student scholarships and increases awareness about the nation’s tribal colleges and universities.
The Allstate Foundation partners with organizations nationwide to bring the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on safe teen driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment.
Paula was born and raised on the Blackfeet Reservation, where she is a straight-A business administration student at Blackfeet Community College. Her academic success in college is nothing new for Paula. As a high school student she was named the Student of the Year at the American Indian Business Leaders Association’s national conference her senior year for her achievements in high school, where she was lauded for perfect attendance, was on the honor roll for four years, and was named a sports All Star.
Paula is working towards an associate’s degree in business, and plans to continue at a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree. Her goal is to open a hotel on the Blackfeet Reservation so that she can create desperately needed jobs in her community.
In addition to her studies, Paula is a new mother. She also is involved with her church, is the vice president of Blackfeet Community College’s chapter of American Indian Business Leaders, and works for the Native American Community Development Corporation.
“Thank you for helping me further my education goals and being an inspiration to me. This scholarship will help provide me with books, transportation to and from school, and food for my family while I attend college,” Paula says.