The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.
The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.
Scholarship Applicant Confidentiality Policy
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) highly values the concepts of privacy and confidentiality. It is also very important to us that students assume individual responsibility for their scholarship application, that they learn to solve their own problems, and that they trust College Fund staff members to protect their privacy.
On reaching the age of majority (18), individuals legally assume control over their persons, actions, and decisions. Before age 18 these were the responsibility of the individual’s parent or guardian.
Thus, it is the policy of the College Fund that only the applicant, College Fund staff members (including application reviewers), and faculty/staff at the applicant’s college have access to application and award information. Applicants do, however, give permission for the College Fund to share limited demographic information with scholarship donors, their school, and the media as a part of the application process.
Information about an application and/or scholarship award will be released to third parties (including parents, spouses and other relatives) only with the express written consent of the student. Simply put, this means that information about applications and awards will only be discussed with the applicant, unless we have written authorization to do otherwise. We hope that students will share their information with others as needed. It is, however, a choice that students can and do exercise. While we look forward to a cooperative and productive relationship with the relatives of our applicants, we hope you will understand that we have a duty to respect privacy and that our primary relationship is with the student.