American Indian College Fund
October 4th, 2011 by admin
The Women’s Self Worth Foundation is pleased to announce that it has pledged $250,000 to the American Indian College Fund over the period of four years for 14 scholarships to benefit American Indian women attending college. The goal of the grant is to empower American Indian women by providing scholarship support for a higher education. The grant will fund 14 scholarships for Native women pursuing associate’s and bachelor’s degrees at tribal colleges and mainstream universities. Scholarship amounts will range from $4,000 – $8,000 a year and will support students over multiple years.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “We are delighted to have the support of The Women’s Self Worth Foundation in helping fund the dreams of emerging Native women students through higher education. Through this generosity, we will be able to help develop the next generation of women leaders and scholars in Indian Country. This grant will significantly impact the lives of the women selected, their children, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. More than ever we need leadership skills and critical thinking to solve the problems facing our nation and Native people. Education is the key to developing those talents to find the solutions to those problems.”
“We are very excited about this partnership with the American Indian College Fund,” said Dr. Cheryl Saban. “These scholarships will help women who are part of a persistently underserved population create better futures for themselves and become leaders in their community.”