Newmont Mining Corporation Continues Scholarship Program with $10,000 Grant
September 28, 2010
Denver, Colo. – The Denver, Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation granted $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Newmont Mining Corporation Tribal Scholars Program for the 2010-11 academic year. This program will provide scholarship support to American Indian students from Colorado and/or members of historically affiliated Colorado tribes. Recipients must be attending either a mainstream university located in Colorado or at one of the nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities.
“Newmont is proud to support the American Indian College Fund, which provides meaningful educational and cultural experiences for Native American students,” said Omar Jabara, Group Executive for Newmont. “The organization has earned the respect of the educational community while building a track record of delivering results.”
“Through this scholarship program, this generous gift will increase the educational attainment rate of American Indians in Colorado,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are grateful to the Newmont Mining Corporation for providing this invaluable opportunity.”
About the Newmont Mining Corporation
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (NEM) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Colorado, the Company has approximately 35,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at core operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.