DENVER -- Walmart announced that it has donated $100,000 to continue the Walmart Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program is providing 33 greatly needed scholarships for the spring 2011 semester, supporting one student at each of the nation's 33 tribal colleges and universities.
"Walmart is proud to once again support the American Indian College Fund and its efforts to broaden educational opportunities for Native students attending tribal colleges and universities," said R. Virginia Smith, senior manager Walmart corporate affairs. "Tribal colleges and universities offer Native students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values which enhance their communities and our country as a whole. The Walmart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We appreciate and share in the American Indian College Fund's belief and commitment that education is critical to the well-being of all."