Target Grants $20,000 to Continue Decade-Long Scholarship Program
August 10, 2010
Denver, Colorado – For 10 years, the Target Corporation has been helping Native American students pursue a college education at our nation’s tribal colleges and universities. This year, Target has renewed its commitment to support Native Americans in higher education with a grant of $20,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Target Tribal College Scholarship Program for the 2010-11 academic year.
“Education is a top priority for Target and we’re proud of the scholars that are excelling with the help of the Target Tribal College Scholarship Program,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations at Target. “At Target, we are committed to putting more U.S. kids on the path to high school graduation so that they can attend college and pursue a meaningful career. We‘re excited to continue our partnership with the American Indian College Fund to help even more deserving students attend college.”
“We are thankful for the longtime support from such a respected and renowned corporation,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “To be a recipient of the Target Corporation’s philanthropic efforts for the past decade has been and continues to be an honor.”
About the Target Corporation
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,743 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.