The Estée Lauder Companies Awards $11,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships

November 19, 2012

The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program has granted the American Indian College Fund to provide 10 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science, or a related field at a tribal college in Minnesota.

William Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. said, “The Estée Lauder Companies is proud to support the American Indian College Fund for the second year in a row with the Tribal Scholars Program to aid in the pursuit of higher education. As a company, one of our philanthropic pillars is education because we believe that it is a key component to greater empowerment and economic independence. We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we work in ways that are most needed and look forward to learning more about this year’s Tribal Scholars honorees.”

Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund said, “The Estée Lauder Companies is helping to provide access to higher education to Native students in Minnesota. Five percent or less of our applicants can afford to attend college without financial assistance, and it is through our committed partners like The Estée Lauder Companies that Native students can earn a college, changing their lives and those of their families and communities.”

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, M•A•C, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin Labs, Grassroots Research Labs, Sean John, Missoni, Daisy Fuentes, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon and Smashbox.