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DENVER The American Indian College Fund is excited to announce it has received a total of the $310,000 from USA Funds.
USA Funds, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, has provided $200,000 for American Indian scholarships for 200 students attending a tribal college and university and $110,000 to sponsor the American Indian College Fund's Flame of Hope Gala and provide marketing support for other scholarship fundraising efforts. USA Funds has supported the College Fund for more than a decade.
"USA Funds has been a key partner with the American Indian College Fund. Their support helps to ensure that American Indian students with great financial need have the opportunity to earn a college education, enriching their lives and those of their families, while allowing them to contribute to the betterment of their communities,"
said Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with USA Funds to increase access to a college education for Native people.”
"A postsecondary education not only benefits the individual, but the society as a whole through increased tax revenues and charitable giving, to name just a couple of the many benefits,"
says William D. "Bill" Hansen, USA Funds president and CEO.
"USA Funds continues to support the American Indian College Fund because no other organization provides greater scholarship support for Native American students as they pursue their postsecondary education dreams and work to improve the quality of life for themselves and the communities in which they live and work."
posted October 9, 2013 7:30 am edt