I’d like to personally thank Sandra Beasley of Cleveland, Ohio, an unenrolled member of the Cherokee tribe who resides in Cleveland, Ohio, for taking the time to write to me about the Think Indian campaign. Sandra writes that the campaign “is absolutely brilliant, sensational, awesome, tremendous, epic, and life-changing” and that the stories of traditional and non-traditional students were inspiring for her.
AT&T contributed $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), continuing almost two decades of supporting Native American students’ pursuit of higher education. The AT&T Tribal College Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or business at our nation’s tribal colleges and universities.
The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation has awarded the American Indian College Fund a $10,000 grant for scholarships for American Indian students who are from Colorado or are members of the Southern Ute or Ute Mountain Ute tribes.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Donaldson Foundation donated $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund to establish the Donaldson Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program will provide greatly needed scholarships to Native American students studying science, technology, engineering, math, or business at tribal colleges and universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
For nearly a decade, MetLife Foundation has been committed to supporting Native American scholars through the American Indian College Fund. The MetLife Foundation granted $15,000 this month to continue the MetLife Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships to Native students attending tribal colleges and universities across the country.
Summertime. For many people across the nation, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and celebrate! But for many of our students in Indian nations, summer is a time to cobble together several jobs and pinch pennies to ensure they can continue their college education in the fall.
The Allstate Insurance Company recently granted $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund to sponsor the American Indian College Fund’s Annual Flame of Hope Gala, to be held October 14th in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The annual gala raises scholarship funds and awareness for our nation’s tribal colleges and universities and Native American students. Allstate has been generously sponsoring the event since 2004.
Dave Rogers, a member of the American Indian College Fund Board of Directors, went to adventurous and altruistic heights this year when he combined a trek across the Pyrenees Mountains with a fundraising challenge for the American Indian College Fund.
In support of Native American students attending the nation’s tribal colleges, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation generously donated $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund. Established in 2002, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program has allowed numerous American Indian students to pursue academic degrees at the tribal colleges and universities that combine traditional culture and contemporary learning.
Joe McDonald, President of Salish Kootenai College since 1978, retired on July 1, 2010