This September, NikeTalk contributed $11,000 to the American Indian College Fund to establish the NikeTalk scholarship program.
The program will provide ten students with $1,000 scholarships for the spring semester, with a preference for first generation college students and those pursuing careers in education.
We're hopeful that our modest contribution will assist and encourage the talented scholars who need it - and who deserve so much more than we were able to provide.
You can find the official press release on the Fund's website: http://www.collegefund.org/press/detail/266
(Shout out to our founder, @Nelson C, for his great quote!)
The American Indian College Fund helps support over 6,000 students and 30 tribal colleges, but hundreds of deserving scholarship applicants must be turned down each year.
Just by visiting NikeTalk.com and supporting our advertising, you've helped us make our contribution - but we also encourage you to consider a direct gift of your own in support of education via the Fund's website: https://community.collegefund.org/donate
Nike fans out there may also be interested to learn that Nike will donate a nebulous and unspecified "portion of the proceeds" from their N7 line to the American Indian College Fund. (Personally, I'm not a big fan of wool, but the windbreaker is pretty nice.)
Access to a superior education should be a basic human right. We at NikeTalk are supremely grateful for the opportunity to support the vital work of organizations like the American Indian College Fund, the UNCF, Access Books, Room to Read, the Children's Defense Fund, Harlem Children's Zone, and Maya Angelou Schools (aka the See Forever Foundation) - and, for that, we are supremely grateful to you, our members and visitors from around the world.
If you're interested in a full list of NikeTalk's donations, click here.
We look forward to making another education-related contribution in the near future. In the meantime, we hope you'll consider donating to the Fund and supporting our ongoing Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Drive.
Thank you, everyone, for making all of this possible!