AICF receives grant for scholar program

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/13/2012 03:24 PM
DENVER – To help continue the Nissan Corporate Scholars Program, Nissan North America Inc. granted $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund.

“Nissan recognizes the value of cultural diversity and our company is committed to supporting education initiatives throughout the United States,” Robert Wilson, Nissan’s director of diversity and inclusion, said. “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.”

The program has provided scholarships to Native scholars attending tribal colleges and mainstream universities for mare 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.

“Nissan is helping Native American students realize their dreams of graduating from college,” AICF President and CEO Richard B. Williams said. “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.”

Program applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be enrolled full-time in college and demonstrate leadership in and a commitment to their American Indian communities. For more information, visit www.collegefund.org.
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Denver – ᏗᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᏂᎬᎾᎢᏎᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ Nissan Corporate ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬ ᎤᏅᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ Nissan North America Inc. ᏓᏂᎲᏍᎪ ᎯᎦᏍᎪ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎤᏅᏙᏓ.

“Nissan ᎪᎵᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎦ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᎨᏒ ᏗᎦᏓᎴᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᎾᏚᏓᎸ ᎠᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᏫᏚᏳᎪᏗᎢ,” Robert Wilson, Nissan’s ᎧᏁᏥᏙ ᎾᎿ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎦᏁᏍᎦ, ᎤᏛᏅᎢ. “ ᎣᏣᎵᎮᎵᎪ ᏙᏥᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎾᎿ ᏦᎩᏅᏅ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏩᏙᏗ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ, ᎤᏙᎦ ᎤᏅᏐ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏅᏙᏗ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᎾᏟᏂᎪᎯᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏙᎷᏩᏛᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏙᏗ.”

ᎯᎠ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎤᎾᏛᏅᎢᏍᏙ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬ ᎤᎾᏈᏴᎯᏓᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᎸ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏃᏊ ᎠᏁᏙᎯ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎪᎯᏓ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏤᎲᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᏕᎳ ᏓᏂᎩᏍᎬ ᏳᏂᏍᏕᎳ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗᏍᎬ, ᎾᎿ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᎤᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏍᏛᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᏙᏢᏍᎩ ᏚᏙᏢᏒ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ, ᎤᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᎬᏁᎯ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎬᎢ, ᎠᏕᎳ ᎾᎾᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎦ, ᎤᏂᎾᏗᏅᏗ, ᎤᏂᏩᎯᏍᏗ, ᏴᏫ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ, ᏗᏟᏃᎮᏟᏓᏍᏗ, ᏴᏫ ᏗᎧᏃᏎᏍᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᏧᎾᏓᏛᎪᏙᏗ ᎤᏙᏢᏗᎢ ᏓᎾᏟᏃᎮᏟᏙᎲ,

“Nissan ᏓᏍᏕᎵᏍᎪ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᏧᏄᎪᏙᏗ ᎠᎾᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬ ᎠᎴ ᎢᎿᎾᏛᏗ ᏧᏂᏍᏆᏗᏍᏗ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ,” AICF ᎤᎬᏫᏳᎯ ᎠᎴ CEO Richards B. Willians ᎤᏛᏅᎢ. “ᏩᏙ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎪᎸᏗᏍᎬ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏛᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᎥ, ᎬᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗᎢ, ᏙᏓᏗᎪᎯ ᎠᏂᏤ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᎾᏓᏘᏂᏙ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᏂᏚᏍᏗᏓᏅ ᏗᏍᎦᏚᎩ.”

ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒ ᏗᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᎠᏎ ᎾᏍᎩ 2.5 ᎣᎾᎢ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏓᏕᎶᏆᎥᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎨᎳ ᎬᏴᏍᏗ ᏗᎬᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᎬᏗ ᏗᎬᏓᏘᏅᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏦᎯᏳᎯᏍᏓ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᏗᏍᎦᏚᎩ. ᎤᎪᏛ ᏲᏚᎵ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ, ᎠᎭᏂ ᏪᏓᏍᏗ www.collegefund.org.

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