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The American Indian College Fund provides financial support for Native American students and tribal colleges and universities, and also supports programs for institutional growth and sustainability and cultural preservation.

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Native Pathways Spring 2021 Education Events

We want you to be prepared for all of the challenges you’ll face this year, so we’ve scheduled a calendar of webinars and videos to assist you with everything from working with your professors to applying for scholarships. Add the events to your calendar, and sign-up for notifications here.

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A Dialogue with Diné Director Blackhorse Lowe
A Dialogue with Diné Director Blackhorse Lowe

Diné film and TV director Blackhorse Lowe met with the College Fund to speak about what it means to be an Indigenous director. Lowe grew up on the Navajo Nation hearing traditional and family stories and watching movies–lots of movies, which influenced his path on becoming a film and TV director.

SGU Staff Spotlight: Sherman “Jim” Marshall, II
SGU Staff Spotlight: Sherman “Jim” Marshall, II

Sherman “Jim” Marshall has led Sinte Gleska University’s adult basic education and high school equivalency work for nearly 15 years. His quiet leadership has left a lasting impact on staff and students.

American Indian College Fund Mourns David Kennedy

David Kennedy, co-founder of Wieden+Kennedy, the College Fund’s advertising partner for more than 30 years, passed away October 10. We honor his life and work.

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    Native Teachers Vital for Community Success

    Indian Country TodayMarch 10, 2022

    Emily White Hat shares how the American Indian College Fund’s Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native teacher education program at tribal colleges and universities will recruit, develop, and retain skilled K-12 teachers in Indian Country.

    TCUs to Benefit from Federal Program

    Open Campus MediaMarch 8, 2022

    Open Campus spoke with Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of the American Indian College Fund, about how Build Back Better will impact tribal colleges.

    College Fund Law Scholar Interviewed by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

    The Last Word | MSNBCMay 5, 2021

    Samantha Maltais, the American Indian College Fund Law Scholarship recipient headed to Harvard Law School, was interviewed last night on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell program on MSNBC live. She gave a shout-out to the College Fund for her law scholarship, the Full Circle Scholarship program that funded her education at Dartmouth, spoke about murdered and missing Indigenous people, and shared her career goals.

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