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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

Accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities Supported by Our Work

Native American Tribes Supported by Our Work

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American Indian College Fund Mourns David Kennedy
American Indian College Fund Mourns David Kennedy

We were saddened to learn the news that David Kennedy, the co-founder of international ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, the College Fund’s partner for more than 30 years, passed away Sunday, October 10. Kennedy was instrumental in the creation of the College Fund’s current national visibility campaign.

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

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Introducing the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College GED/HSED Program
Introducing the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College GED/HSED Program

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is one of the tribal colleges participating in the College Fund’s ongoing Native Students Stepping Forward: High School Equivalency Completion Program. Recently added to the College Fund’s program, LCOOC’s General Educational Degree/High School Equivalency Degree (GED/HSED) Program has experienced a lot of transitions and transformations to get where it is today.

A Time for Change and Innovation – Native Arts and Distance Learning  
A Time for Change and Innovation – Native Arts and Distance Learning  

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) transitioned from holding in-person classes and community events to closing their campuses, instead offering academic courses online or through distance learning. Community programming and events were canceled or postponed, greatly impacting TCUs, students, and the communities they serve.  

To help TCUs during the transition, seven TCUs were awarded Distance Learning Grants. Each had a different approach on how they would continue to provide Native Arts programming while keeping their students and community members safe. Each explored how they were going to bring people together while keeping them safely apart.  

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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    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.

    Honor David Kennedy's life, work, and legacy with a gift to the American Indian College Fund.