January 14, 2011
The American Indian College Fund received a $20,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to continue the Morgan Stanley Foundation Tribal Scholars Program for the 2011-2012 academic year. For more than a decade, this program has been providing scholarships to American Indian students pursuing degrees in the financial services industry at the nation’s tribal colleges and mainstream universities, and has helped nearly 200 students achieve their academic and career goals.
“Morgan Stanley is proud to support the educational aspirations of Native American students,” said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy at Morgan Stanley. “This grant reflects the Morgan Stanley Foundation’s long-standing goal of supporting our communities and reflects the importance we place on fostering intellectual creativity, which is so essential to our own success as a firm. And of course, this commitment stems from our belief that a solid education is the essential building block for lifetime achievement.”
“The longtime support from Morgan Stanley has been vital to American Indian higher education,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Because of this continued support, even more Native students will be able to pursue dreams of working in the financial services industry.”
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