Colorado (PRNewswire) -- "The American Indian College Fund has
received a $60,000 grant from The Citigroup Foundation, the charitable
arm of Citigroup. The two-year grant helped 98 Native American students
from 19 tribal colleges to obtain scholarships in teacher training.
"We greatly appreciate Citigroup's
commitment to teacher training at the tribal colleges," said
Richard Williams, executive director of the Denver-based nonprofit
organization. "This funding will enable students to pursue
their educational goals and will in turn have a direct impact on
K-12 education in native communities that are facing a shortage
of qualified teachers."
"Citigroup and its family of companies
strongly believe that education is the key to building strong communities,"
said Cathy Grant of the Citigroup Foundation. "This can only
be achieved by having qualified teachers available. We are very
gratified that The American Indian College Fund has been addressing
this critical issue, and has made our scholarships available to
deserving Native American students."
The American Indian College Fund, established
in 1989, has spent more than a decade helping to increase educational
opportunities for Native students. With its credo "educating
the mind and spirit," the Denver-based nonprofit distributes
scholarships and support to tribal colleges across the country.
This aid directly supports more than 5,000 students in achieving
their college education. The College Fund also supports endowments,
developmental needs and public awareness, as well as college programs
in Native cultural preservation and teacher training."