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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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Statement on Cleveland Guardians
Statement on Cleveland Guardians

Today’s announcement that the Cleveland major league baseball team has changed the name of its franchise to The Guardians is a great step towards eradicating offensive and harmful mascots in major league sports. Statement from Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of American Indian College Fund, on the Cleveland Guardians Baseball Team

Join the New #DoublePellCampaign: Let’s Double Pell NOW!
Join the New #DoublePellCampaign: Let’s Double Pell NOW!

Please help the College Fund urge President Biden and Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant award to $13,000 per academic year NOW. We are calling all students; College Fund supporters; TCU faculty, staff, and governing boards to join this nationwide effort.

Check out these five ways you can help!

American Indian College Fund Awards Four Tribal Colleges with Four-Year Computer Science Initiative Grants
American Indian College Fund Awards Four Tribal Colleges with Four-Year Computer Science Initiative Grants

Computer science education provides today’s college students the necessary skills and opportunities to thrive in today’s world. Yet American Indian and Alaska Native peoples are still and have been historically underrepresented in the computer science fields. To remedy that, the American Indian College Fund launched its Tribal College and University Computer Science Initiative to create new and expand existing computer science programs at higher education institutions serving American Indian and Alaska Native students to meet the community and workforce needs of Indigenous communities and to provide career opportunities for Native students in computer science fields.

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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Tribal Colleges and Universities

The American Indian College Fund supports 35 tribal colleges and universities.

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SIPI: Supporting Our HSE Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic
SIPI: Supporting Our HSE Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Jim Snyder, SIPI HSE Instructor Note from the editor: This blog post was written in November 2020, but could not be published at the time due to required and delayed external permissions. We are publishing it now to share SIPI’s perspective and experience of HSE...

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...

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