American Indian College Fund Receives Donation from ExxonMobil and Employees$100,000 To Provide Scholarships, Other Support
- ExxonMobil extends long-standing partnership with American Indian College Fund
- Scholarships help Native American students receive STEM education
- Portion comes from ExxonMobil Foundation's matching gift program
"We thank the Exxon Mobil Corporation for its steadfast support of the American Indian College Fund and the amazing students we serve. This generous contribution is a tribute to the company's outstanding commitment to philanthropic organizations that encourage underserved students to pursue technology-related careers."
Part of the grant will be used to continue the ExxonMobil Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program, which offers funds for Native American students studying science, technology, engineering and math at tribal colleges. Another portion is provided through the ExxonMobil Educational Matching Gift Program, one of the most generous of its kind in the United States. Through this program, ExxonMobil matches 3:1 the contributions of company employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors.
Richard B. Williams, American Indian College Fund president and CEO, said: "We thank the Exxon Mobil Corporation for its steadfast support of the American Indian College Fund and the amazing students we serve. This generous contribution is a tribute to the company's outstanding commitment to philanthropic organizations that encourage underserved students to pursue technology-related careers."
For 20 years, ExxonMobil Tribal College Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance to American Indian students pursuing advanced degrees. Since 2003, ExxonMobil has assisted almost 250 American Indian students from more than 45 tribes in reaching their higher education goals.
In addition to the American Indian College Fund, ExxonMobil develops and supports other programs promoting the involvement of underserved populations in engineering, math and science careers. Nationally, these include the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, among others.
About ExxonMobil Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation and the Corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.
Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2009, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $235 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $98 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
About the American Indian College Fund
With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the Denver-based American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest provider of private scholarships for American Indian students, providing more than 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education at the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund or to make a donation, visit www.collegefund.org.
Posted: May 21, 2010
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