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Nissan North America, Inc. announces $85,000 grant to AICF

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DENVER – Nissan North America, Inc. is renewing its commitment to American Indian education by donating $85,000 to the American Indian College Fund through its Corporate Scholars Program. The grant will fund 10 tribal college scholarships and five mainstream scholarships for American Indian scholars. It also provided $20,000 for the fund’s 20th anniversary gala fundraising event to be held in Denver at the Seawall Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 28 to bring in further scholarship donations.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need, education enrollment status and community involvement. Students will be notified of their selection status in August 2009 for the 2009-10 academic year.

AICF supports qualified American Indian scholars by providing financial support to encourage them to remain in college and complete a college degree. The fund believes in facilitating students, in a way that ultimately enables them to make a better life for themselves and their families, while providing valuable contributions to their communities and nation.

“Thanks to the support of our valuable corporate partner Nissan, American Indian college students will be closer to their dream of achieving a higher education so that they can make a better life for themselves and their families,” said Richard B. Williams, AICF president and CEO. “This support is even more meaningful in a time when so many are facing increased hardship.”