Nissan: UNCF and Nissan’s partnership continues to lift undeniably indispensable supports for honourable HBCU students

NASHVILLE — UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Nissan North America announced a new grant module for students from Fisk University and Tennessee State. This endowment is a latest in Nissan’s long-standing story of ancillary farrago and inclusion by providing scholarships to students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“For some-more than 15 years, Nissan has been an useful believer of UNCF,” pronounced Michael L. Lomax, boss and CEO, UNCF. “With their commitment, a students and a HBCUs that support them will continue to have a larger impact on their communities, ensuring a improved universe for us all.”

The Nissan Scholars Program is accessible to sophomores and juniors and will yield a sum of 4 $5,000 scholarships for dual students attending Fisk University and dual students attending Tennessee State majoring in business, mechanism grant or engineering. Additionally, a 4 students will have a event to rivet with Nissan care by summer internship opportunities and on-campus informational sessions.

“Nissan is committed to enriching people’s lives, and preparation is a vital motorist in assisting people grasp their full potential,” says Vicki Smith, comparison manager, Corporate Social Responsibility. “By partnering with UNCF, we are ancillary Fisk and Tennessee State students as they pursue their college degrees and draft their career plans—in a automobile attention or wherever their interests might lead.”

According to a landmark investigate consecrated by UNCF, Fisk University and Tennessee State are profitable mercantile engines in their community, collectively generating $507 million in sum mercantile impact, and 4,192 in jobs for a state of Tennessee.

Applications for a Nissan grant will be supposed by Nov. 2. Please revisit UNCF.org/Nissan for some-more information or to request for a scholarship.

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About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is a nation’s largest and many effective minority preparation organization. To offer youth, a village and a nation, UNCF supports students’ preparation and growth by scholarships and other programs, strengthens a 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for a significance of minority preparation and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are rarely effective, awarding scarcely 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. Its trademark facilities a UNCF flame of care in preparation and a widely famous motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, though a smashing thing to deposit in.”® Today, UNCF supports some-more than 60,000 students during some-more than 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn some-more during UNCF.org or for continual news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.

About Nissan North America, Inc. 
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGYSTAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during www.NissanUSA.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or revisit a U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and infinitinews.com.

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