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Grants to Support Program Operations During the 2011 YearFriday, February 25, 2011
Pena Blanca, New Mexico - College Horizons is proud to announce that we have received two grants to support our College Horizons pre-college summer programs for Native American students. The first grant awarded is $15,000 from the Daniels Fund and the second grant is $5,000 from the Simon Charitable Foundation to support the 2011 College Horizons Programs being held at the University of Rochester and Colorado State University this summer.
College Horizons is a non-profit organization that supports the higher education of Native American youth by providing pre-college (College Horizons) and pre-graduate (Graduate Horizons) summer programs open to American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian high school and college students/graduates from across the nation. The College Horizons workshop is a pre-college program for current high school sophomores and juniors. Each summer students work with expert college counselors teamed up with college admissions officers in a six-day "crash course" on navigating the college admissions process, tailored specifically towards Native students.
"The grants will help us with our programmatic expenses so that we can continue to offer strong financial aid to families who demonstrate need in the application process as well as support our recruitment efforts as we outreach to Native students, families, and communities throughout the nation," said Carmen Lopez, the Executive Director of College Horizons.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org
The Simon Charitable Foundation is a private operating foundation and College Horizons was awarded a grant based on history of success with our college preparation program.*
"Every year, we seek the funds to be able to offer the strongest pre-college and pre-graduate programs available for our Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Grants and donations like this make it possible for us to continue offering a strong program to the Native students and communities we serve," remarked Christine Suina, Program Coordinator for College Horizons.
For more information about College Horizons please visit our website or give us a call. If you are interested in arranging a donation, follow the link to our Paypal site below, or send a check/money order payable to "College Horizons" at the included address. All gifts are tax deductible; CH is a 501(c)(3) organization.