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The Denver, Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation granted $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Newmont Mining Corporation Tribal Scholars Program for the 2010-11 academic year. This program will provide scholarship support to American Indian students from Colorado and/or members of historically affiliated Colorado tribes. Recipients must be attending either a mainstream university located in Colorado or at one of the nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities.
The American Indian College Fund received a $120,000 grant from the Highland, California-based San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. The grant will be divided to support three major initiatives: $50,000 will support the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Tribal College Scholarship Program; $50,000 will go towards the Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund Endowment, which provides scholarships to Native American students in perpetuity; and $20,000 will support this year’s Flame of Hope Gala, which benefits Native student scholarships and raises awareness about the nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities.
The Women’s Self Worth Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the American Indian College Fund over the period of four years for 14 scholarships to benefit American Indian women attending college. He goal of the grant is to empower American Indian women by providing scholarship support to ensure women obtain higher education.
The American Indian College Fund welcomes our new Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Research Program and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Tribal College Faculty Career Enhancement Program fellows to Denver, Colorado. Both graduated and new fellowship participants are gathered to exchange research, information, and vital knowledge, building the intellectual capacity of our tribal colleges and Indian Country itself.
The American Indian College Fund was awarded a $35,000 grant by the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Inc, to renew its longstanding commitment to empower American Indian students to achieve academic and professional success. The Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program will continue to provide much-needed scholarship support to American Indian students