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Thunderbird School of Global Management receives grant from ExxonMobil Corporation

November 9, 2009

ExxonMobil Corporation announced that $2 million has been contributed in departmental grants to 87 colleges and universities throughout the country to support various academic programs.  Through this program, Thunderbird School of Global Management will receive $6,000 from ExxonMobil.

The grant allows selected academic departments to allocate the money for various educational purposes including scholarships, field trips, visiting speakers, equipment purchases, student and faculty travel to academic-related activities, and other educational projects. ExxonMobil awards the grants based on schools that offer degrees in subjects from which it recruits employees.

Thunderbird has received contributions from ExxonMobil since 1984.

Arizona State University and University of Arizona also received part of the grant as well as Sloane School of Management at MIT, Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

“Supporting higher education has always been a strong priority for ExxonMobil,” said Kirsteen Butler, Global Recruiting Manager, ExxonMobil. “This program enables us to provide funding to colleges and universities who play a pivotal role in preparing student to enter the workforce.  ExxonMobil is proud to provide support to Thunderbird which will help to enhance departments who academic focus aligns with the workforce needs of ExxonMobil.”

The amount of the grant is based on several factors including the number of employees graduated from the specific university.