Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grant recipients are pictured with Heritage University and foundation officials from left, front row, Ida Hypier-Moses, Shawna Kalama and Carissa Barnhart; back row, Michelle George, Alden Andy, Rick Williams, Sherry Salway-Black, Tricia Johnley, Brenda Lewis, and Maxine Janis.
As of Tuesday, March 28, 2017
TOPPENISH American Indian students studying business are getting a boost.
Heritage University announced it receive a Johnson Scholarship Foundation grant for business or entrepreneurship scholarships.
Under grant terms, Heritage is required to raise $1 million over the next three years and the foundation will provide $500,000 in matching funds, Heritage spokesman David Mance said.
Since 2009-10, the foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Heritage in support of scholarships for American Indian students.
The foundation decided to create the endowment and institutionalize this effort in perpetuity, Mance said.
“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,”, foundation Chief Executive Officer R. Malcolm Macleod said, noting the program has continued to grow each year
“The business program at Heritage is well-known for producing graduates with nimble intellects and problem solving skills and with a work ethic second to none,” university President John Bassett said.