DENVER, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund received a $50,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Inc., to continue the Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for the 2011-12 academic year. This program will support six tribal and five mainstream American Indian college students with $4,000 scholarships. Students must earn a 3.0 grade point average and be majoring in fields related to business, accounting, computer science, or electrical engineering. Scholarship recipients will be selected from locations near targeted Travelers Companies' offices.
"We are honored to continue our partnership with the Travelers Foundation," said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "For 15 years, this generous company has partnered with the Fund to support American Indian higher education, and with this renewed gift, we can continue to help Native students reach their educational and career goals."
"Travelers is proud to partner with the American Indian College Fund in their efforts to increase educational opportunities at tribal colleges and universities across the country," said Deb Morris, Program Officer for the Travelers Foundation. "Our longstanding relationship with the Fund reiterates our firm commitment to expanding access for all students, particularly the six tribal college and five mainstream students who will receive $4,000 scholarships through this initiative."
About the American Indian College Fund
With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, providing an average of 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education 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
About the Travelers Foundation
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2009. The company provides support for charitable organizations in the community through the Travelers Foundation and with corporate funding. The company's community giving is focused on education, community development and the arts. Travelers employees are consistently active in community initiatives and perform thousands of hours in volunteer time each year. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
SOURCE American Indian College Fund