Congratulations Class of 2021

On behalf of the American Indian College Fund, we congratulate American Indian and Alaska Native college graduates. Your persistence while confronting a year that was like no other demonstrated your strength and will to succeed. Your commitment is an inspiration to your families, your communities, and all of us. Your ancestors are proud of you. We see you, we honor your achievements, and we wish you the best of everything in the futures that await you.

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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.

$237.1M Invested into Native Communities
143,281 Scholarships awarded since 1989

Total Scholarships Distributed in 2019-2020

College Students Served in 2019-2020

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First-Generation Scholars Served in 2019-2020

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Native American Tribes Supported by Our Work

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American Indian College Fund Receives Unrestricted Gift from MacKenzie Scott Foundation

The College Fund learned the MacKenzie Scott Foundation, headed by the billionaire novelist and philanthropist of the same name and her husband Dan Jewett, selected it to receive an unrestricted gift. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund said, “This gift is timely and pivotal because, in combination with the generosity of our network of current and future supporters, we now have the capacity to grow greater opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and to create lasting change. MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett’s acknowledgement of our work is a testament to the important role of education to transform the lives of our students, their families, and communities.”

The College Fund is committed to eliminating the college attainment gap among Indigenous people and continues to appreciate and rely upon the support of every one of its current and future supporters to meet its goals to transform the lives of Indigenous students, their families, and their communities through a higher education.

Congratulations to Our Graduates

On behalf of the American Indian College Fund, we congratulate American Indian and Alaska Native college graduates. Your persistence while confronting a year that was like no other demonstrated your strength and will to succeed. Your commitment is an inspiration to your families, your communities, and all of us. Your ancestors are proud of you. We see you, we honor your achievements, and we wish you the best of everything in the futures that await you. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO, American Indian College Fund

Students

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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Spring Resurgence: GED classrooms open to students
Spring Resurgence: GED classrooms open to students

The Oglala Lakota College Community Continuing Education/GED department is slowly transitioning out of online-only programming as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic lessen. Now more than one GED student at a time can be in the college centers, as long as there is still only one student and tutor per classroom.

Sinte Gleska University GED Tutor Comes Full Circle
Sinte Gleska University GED Tutor Comes Full Circle

by Sherman Marshall, SGU Adult Basic Education Director For Debbie Burnette, joining Sinte Gleska University’s (SGU) Adult Basic Education (ABE) department in March 2020 was like coming home. Debbie’s connection with the ABE department goes back to 1979 when she...

Indigenous Visionary Tammy Martin Interviews Expert Weaver
Indigenous Visionary Tammy Martin Interviews Expert Weaver

Tammy Martin, a member of the American Indian College Fund’s Indigenous Visionaries program, interviewed a fellow community member and Navajo weaver, Gloria Begay, about how her craft helped her as a Navajo woman. In their conversation Begay shared how weaving was a...

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