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“Many Nations” The Latest American Indian College Fund Student-Designed Pendleton Blanket, Now Available For Purchase Diné College Student, Dustin Lopez, Creates Winning Design

American Indian College Fund Celebrates National Tribal College and University Week in Washington, D.C.

February 5, 2024, Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) joins the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and its member tribal colleges and universities to celebrate National Tribal College Week beginning February 5. Native students, tribal college presidents, and American Indian College Fund staff will pay visits to U.S. legislative leaders who have tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in their states.

Each year member TCUs of AIHEC travel to Washington, D.C. to visit Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers to share their colleges’ successes, challenges, and needs. In support of these efforts, Congress declared the week of February 5th, 2024, as National Tribal College Week.

Honoring Those Who Hold Us:

An Elder Story Series

Through this storytelling series, the College Fund brings visibility to family and community relationships and elevates Indigenous voices across the TCU network to share about the elders who have held and continue to hold them through the many stages of life, particularly in their education journeys.

The College Fund invites TCU students, faculty/staff, leadership, and community elders to share their stories.

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Fix FAFSA! (federal financial aid)

The Department of Education announced the week of February 5 that schools and agencies involved in financial aid will not receive FAFSA information—which determines student total financial aid offerings – until the first half of March. This will set college applicants behind another two months in their decision-making.

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Fix FAFSA! (federal financial aid)

The Department of Education announced the week of February 5 that schools and agencies involved in financial aid will not receive FAFSA information—which determines student total financial aid offerings – until the first half of March. This will set college applicants behind another two months in their decision-making.

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The American Indian College Fund Announces 2023-24 Student Ambassadors

The American Indian College Fund named 11 Native students to the 2023-24 cohort of its Student Ambassador Program. Students named to the program are trained in leadership and communications skills to create greater visibility of Native Americans and generate an understanding of the importance of their diverse cultures.

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Getting My GED

Read in Shania’s own words about her journey to achieving her GED at Turtle Mountain Community College and finding her passion for learning again.

College Fund in the News

Jasmine Seeks Role as Voice for Her People and Environment as University of Michigan Law Student

University of Michigan LawOct 18, 2023

College Fund student ambassador Jasmine (Menominee) has long been an environmental activist in her community, which depends upon the environment for its economic livelihood. Today she is studying at the University of Michigan Law School to pursue a career as an attorney working in litigation and appeals after realizing that the aspect of the environmental movement that affects her the most is social justice.

Congratulations Dyani White Hawk

MacArthur FoundationOct 4, 2023

The American Indian College Fund congratulates Dyani White Hawk (Lakota), multidisciplinary artist and tribal college and university graduate, who was named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow. Read more about Ms. White Hawk, her prestigious achievement, and her art.

Higher Education Leaders Respond To Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling

ForbesJune 30, 2023

Forbes offers perspectives from several higher education experts on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action and shares hope for colleges and universities to still achieve diversity with a little bit of creativity.

Barack Obama says affirmative action ‘allowed generations of students like Michelle and me to prove we belonged’

Yahoo! NewsJune 30, 2023

In sharing his own experience with affirmative action, Former President Barack Obama also noted the American Indian College Fund and other organizations that support students who have historically been systemically excluded from pursuing higher education. Learn more in the article shared by Yahoo.

Native Bidaské (Spotlight): Emily White Hat Speaks About College Fund’s New Teacher Education Program

Native News OnlineMarch 30, 2023

Native Bidaské (Spotlight) is a live interview program on Native News Online, a leading Native media outlet. This week Levi Rickert, Publisher and Editor, interviewed Emily White Hat about the need for Native teachers as role models and leaders in their communities and the American Indian College Fund’s new program to encourage Native community members to enter the teaching profession.

United Health Foundation working to diversify the health workforce

UHGMarch 7, 2023

The new Diversity in Health Care Scholarship program is advancing this goal—and United Health Foundation’s commitment to addressing this need will include the American Indian College Fund by providing scholarships for current and future Native health professionals.

Ask Amy Names American Indian College Fund a Charity of Choice for Second Year

Ask AmyDec 26, 2022

Nationally syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson has named the College Fund as a charity of choice for the second straight year in her column, “Ask Amy.” This honor speaks highly of the work we do every day to provide access to higher education and programs for the continued success of Native students.