AT&T Continues Longtime Support of American Indian College Fund
Denver, Colorado – AT&T contributed $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), continuing almost two decades of supporting Native American students’ pursuit of higher education. The AT&T Tribal College Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or business at our nation’s tribal colleges and universities.
“Over the past 17 years, our work with the American Indian College Fund has positively impacted many tribal college students,” said Laura Sanford, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Contributions at AT&T. “We are pleased to continue our contributions to the scholarship program and help even more Native American scholars achieve their dreams of obtaining a college degree.”
“Thanks to AT&T, the pool of Native people knowledgeable and skilled in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business fields will continue to increase,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “This will benefit not only the students, but their families, their communities, and our country as a whole.”
About Philanthropy at AT&T
For 25 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. As the AT&T Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009, more than $160 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs in 2008 alone.