We have been receiving calls and questions about the Ft. Lewis College (located in Durango, Colorado) tuition waiver and its history in the wake of a proposed bill that would strip $1.8 million from Fort Lewis College’s budget. House Bill 10-1067, sponsored by Karen Middleton, D-Aurora, would reduce the per-student amount the state reimburses the school for out-of-state Indian students. Middleton said the bill’s passage would have no impact on the promise to educate American Indians free of charge.
The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a $15,000 grant from the Aspen-based Thomas C. and Lois L. Sando Foundation for scholarships for students pursuing degrees in science or related science fields.
Little Big Horn College (LBHC), established by the Apsalooke (Crow) nation to serve its tribe on the reservation in northern Montana, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. As part of its 30th Anniversary Symposium celebration to mark this milestone, the school is honoring the tribal members who had the vision of establishing an education institution in its community and chartered the two-year community college.
This past week we spent two days hearing about the projects that the tribal colleges have been implementing over the past year for the Woksape Oyate Wisdom of the People project.
The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a $10,000 grant from the Agua Fund for scholarships for Ute students pursuing an education at tribal colleges and universities.
The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a $10,000 grant from the Jana Foundation for scholarships for American Indian students pursuing an education at tribal colleges and universities. The New York-based foundation has doubled its support since last year.
As 2010 begins, we at the Fund wish all good things and every success for our supporters and our students. Without our supporters, our students could not go on to achieve the astounding successes that they have over the past 20 years. And our students are our future in Indian Country–without them we would not be able to continue our lifeways, our culture.