DENVER, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) granted $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Nissan Corporate Scholars Program. The program has provided scholarships to Native scholars attending tribal colleges and mainstream universities for more than a decade.
The renewed grant will support students studying engineering and business disciplines, including accounting, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, communications, public relations, or information systems. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be enrolled in college full-time, and demonstrate leadership in and a commitment to their American Indian communities. Preference is given to renewing Nissan scholars.
"Nissan recognizes the value of cultural diversity, and our company is committed to supporting education initiatives throughout the United States," said Robert Wilson, Nissan's Director of Diversity and Inclusion. "We are pleased to support the Native students in our Corporate Scholars Program, confident that they will use their education to strengthen their communities and develop their own potential."
"Nissan is helping Native American students realize their dreams of graduating from college. Thanks to their support for students studying in the business and engineering disciplines, we will see a new generation of Native leaders in the business community," said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "We are thrilled that they continue to recognize the importance of education in combating poverty and creating better communities in Indian Country."
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010, 2011 and 2012. More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.Infiniti.com.
About the American Indian College Fund
With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest and highest-rated private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, providing more than 3,500 students with scholarships annually and support to the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org
SOURCE American Indian College Fund