14 Jul 2017

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grant to Build $1.5 Million Endowment

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grant to Build $1.5 Million Endowment

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A grant awarded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation will create an endowment to support scholarships for indigenous students studying business or entrepreneurship at Heritage University. In an agreement between Heritage and the foundation, the university will raise $1 million over the next three years. The foundation will match $500,000 to build the endowment.

Historically, the foundation has been one of the university’s strongest supporters of Native American scholarships, having awarded $50,000 in scholarships to Native American students in business annually for the past eight years.

“We are impressed with Heritage University’s track record of creating educational opportunities for people who, through no fault of their own, do not enjoy the advantages of the affluent,” said R. Malcolm Macleod, president and chief executive officer of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. “By increasing our support to Heritage, we know they will be able to help even more indigenous students become successful in contributing to the growth of the Yakama Nation and the surrounding communities. We encourage all peoples of the valley to join us in this endeavor by making a contribution to this scholarship endowment and thereby help it reach its full potential.”

To learn more about how you can direct your gifts to support the scholarship match, call (509) 865-8586.

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