The 2020-2021 Full Circle Scholarship Application is Now Open!
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Our Unwavering Purpose:
Increase the number of American Indians who hold college degrees
Empower healthy, self-sufficient, and educated Native American people
Transform Indigenous lives and communities
EDUCATION IS THE ANSWER
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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.
Total Scholarships Distributed in 2019-2020
College Students Served in 2019-2020
First-Generation Scholars Served in 2019-2020
Accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities Supported by Our Work
Native American Tribes Supported by Our Work
of Donations Go to Scholarships, Programs, and Public Education
From Our President
Deb Haaland will be a leader of the U.S. Department of Interior for all of America. But as an Indigenous woman who lives her identity, she will honor our ancestors and while making decisions about future generations of Indian people as a visible part of all of America.
At the American Indian College Fund, we will continue our work to provide equitable access to a higher education for every Native American who wants one, while reinforcing the importance of civic education and engagement. We want and need more of our graduates at the table, representing our communities, so that every Native child can fulfill their dream—and Dr. King’s.
Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), was interviewed on Denver’s Mile High Living, a television segment on Channel 7 (ABC) in Denver that looks at the impact that local organizations are making in Denver, where the College Fund is headquartered, and the greater nation.
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.
Preparing for College
Learn what to expect and how to prepare for college.
Getting the Job
Hear the latest about our scholarships and student resources.
Tribal Colleges and Universities
The American Indian College Fund supports 35 tribal colleges and universities.
News From Our Program Team
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...
Tohono O’odham Community College’s First Student to Complete the College Credit Pathway for High School Equivalency
TOCC recently had its first student complete the CCP. Monique started the GED program in the summer of 2018. Monique had dropped out of high school three years earlier and says the bad learning environment made it difficult to care about her education.
By Kateri Montileaux, OLC GED Director Although TCUs are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic along with the rest of the world, Oglala Lakota College (OLC) has continued to make a positive impact in its communities with the Dollar General American Indian and...