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Month: February 2010 Articles

Native STEM Students Thinking Indian

This week I have been made proud by a tribal college student and graduate in the STEM fields that are Thinking Indian. Marie, a second-year student at Leech Lake Tribal College in Minnesota in liberal studies with a STEM emphasis, was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as one of its 105 best and brightest interns and fellows for the NASA Student Ambassador Program.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Renews $450,000 Grant to American Indian College Fund

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced a grant for $450,000 to continue the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship Program at the American Indian College Fund (the Fund). The program was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and launched by the Fund in 2004 to increase the number of faculty at the nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities possessing a terminal degree.

President’s Day

I thought I would take the opportunity this President’s Day to reflect on what it means to be a good leader. Although this holiday was established to celebrate United States presidents, I would like to honor American Indian tribal presidents and chairpeople and tribal college presidents who serve in important leadership roles throughout Indian Country.

Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund Grants the The Fund $13,000 for Scholarships

The Palo Alto, California-based Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund has granted the American Indian College Fund $13,000 for American Indian student scholarships. The American Indian College Fund supports qualified American Indian students who show academic achievement and involvement in their communities by providing the financial resources to encourage them to complete a college degree.