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.