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What a Treat to See Scholars Receive Awards

By American Indian College Fund - March 10, 2017

Post by Kimberly Urish, a Major Gifts Officer at the College Fund Photos by Jason S. Ordaz – Institute…

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Student Blogger: “Remin-icing or Reality?”

By American Indian College Fund - February 17, 2017

Author’s Note: This throwback tale is a testament of how things have changed and how they have stayed the…

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Sunny’s Campus Visit Reinforces Commitment to Continuing Studies

By American Indian College Fund - January 26, 2017

Sunny is a student at Leech Lake Tribal College in Red Lake, Minnesota. Through the help of the American…

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College Visits Build Perspective for Prospective College Students

By American Indian College Fund - December 12, 2016

My name is Dane Allapowa and I am a sophomore at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC); a tribal college in…

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Connection-Maker Leverages Education to Amplify Power, Help Others

By American Indian College Fund - November 18, 2016

My name is Joaquin Ray Gallegos and I am from the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Pueblo of Santa Ana.

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Northwest Indian College Space Center’s Rocket Teams Win Trip to Kennedy Space Center

By Student Success Services - October 6, 2016

After capturing all of the awards possible at the 2016 First Nations Launch in Wisconsin this year, the Northwest Indian…

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Top Ten things Native American Students Should Consider When choosing A College

By Student Success Services - September 20, 2016

Recently I was asked about the factors that make for a top college for Native Americans students. It is a…

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Navigating College in Alaska

By Student Success Services - August 26, 2016

  Our Native Pathways team embarked on a trip to Alaska to visit Ilisagvik College and Barrow High School. I…

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Tribal College Students Experiencing First National Party Convention

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - July 26, 2016

Tribal college students and Native Scholars Waycen and Brook are at the Democratic National Convention with our partner AT&T…

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College Fund Welcomes Three Summer Interns

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - July 14, 2016

This year the College Fund welcomes three research interns to its staff. Internships, like scholarships, are an important piece…

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Traditions for Native Grads more than Feathers, Moccasins and Regalia

By American Indian College Fund - June 17, 2016

Last week the 2016 graduating class at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) celebrated its graduation. Located on the Flathead Indian Reservation…

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Minnesota Tribal College Embraces Commercial Tobacco-Free Health

By Staff of the American Indian College Fund - February 4, 2016

As an institution that seeks to honor and embrace their culture, Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) works diligently to model…

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American Indian College Fund A Sponsor of 2016 Montana Tribal College Career Fairs

By American Indian College Fund - February 1, 2016

The event is free and open to college students, high school students, nontraditional students, families, guidance counselors, and community…

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Student Uses Knowledge, Power for Success

By Student Success Services - January 12, 2016

Marcella on the campus of Navajo Technical University. It’s hardly surprising that a story of strength and spirit will…

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Wal-Mart Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Gives Students Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

By American Indian College Fund - December 19, 2015

Keri and Katie attending the NIEA conference on behalf of the College Fund and the Walmart Foundation  …

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Navajo Technical University’s Commencement Provides Glimpse Into the Future

By American Indian College Fund - December 19, 2015

NTU granted seven baccalaureate degrees at its Fall 2015 Commencement, one in Industrial Engineering and six in Early Childhood…

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Intern Sees Stories in Numbers

By American Indian College Fund - August 27, 2015

Oki (hello).  I attended Blackfeet Community College for a year and a half, where I learned of…

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College Fund Research Intern Presents at National Family and Community Engagement Conference

By American Indian College Fund - July 13, 2015

Yá’át’ééh! My name is Cassandra Harden. I am a graduated from  Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) with an associate’s degree…

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Tribal College Week Brings TCU Students to D.C.

By American Indian College Fund - February 19, 2015

The AIHEC student delegation in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of the American Indian during the AIHEC Winter…

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One the Road Again: Montana Tribal College Fair

By American Indian College Fund - January 31, 2015

We are on the road again in Montana for the 2015 Montana Tribal College…

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Scholar Seeks Engineering Degree to Contribute to Community Needs

By American Indian College Fund - January 29, 2015

Charmayne (Navajo), a Navajo Technical University student studying Building Information Modeling and Walmart Foundation Scholarship recipient through the American…

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Walmart Foundation Scholarship Student Discovers New Horizons

By American Indian College Fund - January 29, 2015

Guest blog post by Ashley, a Pre-Health, Pre-Nursing student at Salish Kootenai College I was chosen to attend the American…

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Meet Our Summer Interns

By American Indian College Fund - July 31, 2014

The 2014 American Indian College Fund Interns worked for seven weeks in the Office of Research and Special Projects.

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Student Blogger, Ulrick talks about C.H.A.N.G.E.

By American Indian College Fund - June 6, 2014

Making a connection to your culture can be a struggle to the say least, but once you find it it…

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Brennan- Keepers of the Menominee Forest

By American Indian College Fund - February 20, 2014

It is estimated the Menominee Nation had owned nearly 10 million acres which comprised of eastern half of Wisconsin, Michigan’s…

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Student Blogger Ulrick: Songs of Tribute Echo in Laughter

By American Indian College Fund - January 13, 2014

Over the past month I’ve been stressed with the load of late homework because I’m a professional procrastinator, and…

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Welcome Our Guest Student Blogger!

By American Indian College Fund - November 27, 2013

Meet Ulrick Francisco, a social services major from Sells, Ariz. attending…

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Funders Meet Little Big Horn College President and Student

By American Indian College Fund - March 11, 2013

by Rachel Piontak On Friday, the Fund’s staff was given a rare treat: the opportunity to hear from…

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Croff: Look Up, Smile

By American Indian College Fund - January 9, 2013

When many American Indian students study at mainstream institutions, they experience culture shock. For many, it is the…

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Siblings in Science: Breaking Boundaries in Indian Country in the Name of Native Pride and Native Science

By American Indian College Fund - November 29, 2012

Growing up in an urban environment was not easy for us. A lot of nights we weren’t sure whether or…

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Dera: Think ‘Skin

By American Indian College Fund - November 28, 2012

Dera adorns a hand-made quill medallion at the annual AIHEC student conference in Rapid City. Growing up on the…

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Inside the College Fund

Always In Transit

By American Indian College Fund - November 23, 2012

Director of CU Upward Bound Tanaya Winder Not too long ago a friend told me I was like the…

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Inside the College Fund

Leaving Home to Fulfill a Destiny

By American Indian College Fund - November 15, 2012

Iva, presenting the results from the Blackfeet Community College during the convening of tribal colleges participating in the Woksape…

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Inside the College Fund

Think Indian? Think Government

By American Indian College Fund - November 9, 2012

In 1961, during his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy delivered the memorable line in which he emphasized, “Ask…

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Inside the College Fund

Audra Stonefish, Embrey Women’s Leadership Fellow, Shares Her Gratitude After D.C. Retreat

By American Indian College Fund - October 9, 2012

Embrey Women Leadership Group in DC. Here, they are in front of the embassy of tribal nations.

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Meet Dwight, Our Student Speaker for the Flame of Hope Gala!

By American Indian College Fund - September 21, 2012

Every year the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala affords our supporters a chance to meet our students…

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Amber: My Reason for College

By American Indian College Fund - July 30, 2012

I got my bachelor of arts degree in elementary education on May 6, 2012 at the University of Alaska…

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Student Blogger Amber: Summer Fishing

By American Indian College Fund - July 19, 2012

Amber holding a type of fish she caught known as “silvers.” My hometown, Unalakleet, is an Inupiaq village located…

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Native Students Travel to D.C. for Forum about Minority Health Issues

By American Indian College Fund - July 13, 2012

From left to right are United Health scholars D’Ayn DeGroat, Justine Correa, Karen King, Sheridan Cowboy, Gwendolyn Wagner at…

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Student Blogger Amber: Alaska Winters and Subsistence Living

By American Indian College Fund - July 6, 2012

Smokehouse with winter sunset in Unakleet I remember the cold winters we had in the past, but this winter…

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Meet Therese, Student Blogger from IAIA!

By American Indian College Fund - July 3, 2012

Therese is a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts I am Therese.  I just completed my first…

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Meet Lee, Student Blogger and NASA Student Intern, Kennedy Space Center

By American Indian College Fund - June 28, 2012

Lee Robinson My name is Lee. I grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and I’m an enrolled member of the…

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Meet Amber, Ilisagvik College Student from Alaska!

By American Indian College Fund - June 18, 2012

Ilisagvik College student blogger Amber Hello all! My name is Amber. My Inupiat name is Kapuqqaq (pronounced “ga-bu-kuk”). I…

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“Hats Off” to the Class of 2012

By American Indian College Fund - May 24, 2012

Little Big Horn College Graduation at the LBHC Health and Wellness Center on May 11, 2012 in Crow Agency,…

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AIHEC Student Conference Honors the Drum

By American Indian College Fund - April 12, 2012

  Coca-Cola students of the year Robin Fox from Fort Berthold Community College give College Fund president and…

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Student Success

Technology Helps Youngsters With Native Language

By American Indian College Fund - April 10, 2012

You don’t have to wait until you are attending a tribal college to learn a Native language. There are now…

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Native students CAN fight diabetes

By American Indian College Fund - April 4, 2012

Many Native students are entering health care fields to stem the tide of diabetes that is engulfing Indian Country. However,…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - September 23, 2011

This the tenth and final entry from the summer series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - September 6, 2011

This the ninth  part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - August 31, 2011

This the eighth part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - August 10, 2011

As some of you know from visiting museums, not everything that is displayed on exhibit is owned by that particular…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 28, 2011

This is the fifth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

By American Indian College Fund - July 22, 2011

This is the second entry from Wynette in a series of blogs from American Indian College Fund scholars…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

By American Indian College Fund - July 18, 2011

Wynette interning at the Diné Policy Institute at Diné College, a tribal institute located in Tsaile, Arizona on the…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 15, 2011

This is the fourth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 12, 2011

This is the third entry in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 7, 2011

Deanna’s tent could not withstand the May snowfall at her camp at Mesa Verde. Deanna’s Adventures in Camping on…

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We Salute Our Summer Graduates

By American Indian College Fund - July 3, 2011

Graduation ceremonies were held all over Indian country the last several weeks. So many of our scholarship recipients have worked…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Deanna

By American Indian College Fund - July 1, 2011

Skano, everyone, and greetings from Mesa Verde National Park of Colorado.  My name is Deanna and I believe some…

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Tribal College Flood Relief Update

By American Indian College Fund - June 29, 2011

Volunteers from the local BIA assisting with food and cleaning supply distribution. Friends, Thank you for your outstanding response…

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Summer is Time for Native Students to Prepare for School in Fall

By American Indian College Fund - July 14, 2010

Summertime. For many people across the nation, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and celebrate! But for many…

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Congratulations Graduates!

By American Indian College Fund - June 28, 2010

As June ends, the last of graduations at our nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities are winding down. Our students…

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SIPI Commencement Ceremonies

By American Indian College Fund - April 26, 2010

I have been on my own since Jonas returned to Portland and I found myself on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic…

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