DENVER, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from The UPS Foundation to continue the UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. For 14 years, the program has been providing scholarship support to students attending the nation's tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The gift will provide a $2,250 scholarship for one student at each of the TCUs for both the spring and fall semesters of 2012.
"The UPS Foundation is proud to support the American Indian College Fund. These programs make a meaningful difference in many communities and each student's life," said Ken Sternad, president of the UPS Foundation.
"We are humbled by The UPS Foundation's dedication to Native education. It is fitting that 14 inches of blowing snow could not keep the foundation from their continued support for our students, because our students must surmount great obstacles much greater than a mere snowstorm to complete their college educations," said Richard Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund regarding the gift on the day of a blizzard in Denver, where the Fund is headquartered. Joe Loken, Area HR Manager of UPS' Desert Mountain District, presented Williams with a check. "The UPS Foundation's commitment is an inspiration for us and our students," Williams said.
About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org.
SOURCE American Indian College Fund